According to the latest statistics released by Johns Hopkins University, 69,693 new cases of CoviD-19 have been confirmed in the United States, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 27.63 million as of 16:47 a.m. EDT.
More than 480,000 deaths have occurred.
Today, the epidemic of Covid-19 in the United States has not been effectively controlled, the mutation Coronavirus is spreading, and several vaccination sites have been forced to close due to the lack of vaccine supply, the United States is facing a severe test of the fight against the epidemic.
Mutant virus spread in many places in the United States but staged unsealed farce
At least 1,193 cases of the mutant novel coronavirus have been detected nationwide as of Feb. 14, more than double the number as of Jan. 31 and more than five times the number as of Jan. 22, according to the latest data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Of those, 1,173 were infected with the mutant strain found in the United Kingdom, and the novel coronavirus variant found in South Africa and Brazil was also circulating in the United States.
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In addition, the journal of the American medical association, according to a study released by a named CAL. 20 c variations will be coronavirus as early as in July last year has been discovered in the Los Angeles county, California, the virus is spread at least 19 U.S. states, and has already spread to Australia, Denmark, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore and the UK.
It is not clear whether the novel coronavirus variant has a higher mortality rate, or whether it affects the effectiveness of the new crown vaccine.
University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
While the epidemic has not been effectively controlled and the mutated virus has added a lot of uncertainties, many places in the United States have staged a series of farces to lift the ban.
Ohio lifted its curfew Wednesday, while Chicago, Illinois, and Nevada announced plans to allow diners to eat more freely.
Minnesota announced Monday that it will lift its ban on dining in restaurants, while New York City and Portland have recently partially lifted restrictions on indoor dining.
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The move drew opposition from U.S. health experts.
Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Columbia University in the US, says it is not yet time to open up indoor dining.
ANGELA RASMUSSEN: “I think it would be a reckless and premature decision for a lot of governors to open up indoor dining right now.
The mutant novel coronavirus that is emerging is much more transmissible. We know that these new strains are already circulating in communities, where high-risk activities such as indoor eating and going to the gym can put people in environments where the virus is easily transmitted for a long time.”
More worrying for health experts is the fact that many Americans are still ignoring the Covid-19 outbreak, which has killed more than 480,000 people in the United States.
Manuel Gordillo is an infectious disease specialist in Florida
MANUEL GODDILLO: “There are times when we feel angry and frustrated that we have to take care of these patients every day, but people don’t see that, and it’s hard for some people to understand that.
Of course, they may have their own problems, such as financial problems to deal with.
Novel coronavirus doesn’t go away like magic. Viruses are all around us, and they want to not only survive, but continue to spread and reproduce.”
During a visit to the National Institutes of Health in Maryland on Monday, US President Joe Biden again urged people to wear masks, saying they are a sign of patriotic duty.
In his speech, Biden also noted that Americans will have to wear face masks until next year, as experts warn that herd immunity may not set in until the traditional holiday season at the end of the year.
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Vaccine Myth Dies, Challenges Facing US Fight Against Epidemic
In addition to the promotion of masks and other prevention measures, vaccinating the public with the new crown vaccine is also seen by the new U.S. administration as an important means to control the epidemic.
However, the ideal is very full, the reality is very skinny.
In the United States, there is still a nationwide shortage of the new crown vaccine, which has hampered vaccination efforts in many places.
Mayor Eric Gassetti of Los Angeles, California, the city hardest hit by the outbreak, said earlier that the city had temporarily closed five vaccination sites because the supply of the new vaccine exceeded demand.
He also questioned the federal government’s supply and distribution of vaccines.
ERIC GASSETTI: “As the mayor of Los Angeles, I’m really worried right now.
My concern is that the supply of new crown vaccines is uneven, unpredictable and often unfair.
By the 11th, the city of Los Angeles will have run out of Modena vaccine for the first dose, a huge hurdle.
This also unfortunately meant that we had to temporarily close Dodger Stadium and four other vaccination sites for two days.
Once we receive the new vaccine, we hope to be able to restart the sites on the 16th or 17th.”
Not only did the supply and distribution system go wrong, but concerns about vaccine safety and other issues in the United States also slowed the pace of vaccination.
According to the Associated Press, a new poll shows that one in three Americans say they definitely or probably won’t get the new vaccine.
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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, estimated that 70 to 85 percent of Americans would have to be vaccinated with the new crown vaccine to achieve herd immunity before the measures could be relaxed.
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15 the Washington post web site in an article analysis pointed out that although recently the us growing COVID – 19 confirmed cases is on the decline, but the situation is not optimistic, because one of the reasons resulting in a decline in the number of cases, may be a lot of medical resource distribution and shift from virus detection to vaccine immunization, for will be coronavirus detection becomes more difficult, which leads to be detected in the number of cases of infection.