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Why did the U.S. epidemic suddenly draw an amazing curve?

via:环球科技     time:2020/6/28 23:46:38     readed:82

As the number of newly confirmed cases in the world reaches tens of millions, a series of US epidemic data are "swiping the screen" again:The highest official record was 44,000, with more than 2.5 million confirmed cases, and Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, estimated the actual number of new coronavirus infections in the United States could exceed 20 million, according to antibody tests.

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After two months of relatively flat growth, the number of new cases in the United States has re accelerated, drawing a startling curve again.

So why has the U.S. epidemic rebounded so dramatically? What's the problem?

Record breaking hospital "red warning"

According to Johns Hopkins University, as of June 27, local time, the United States confirmed more than 2.5 million cases, more than 120,000 deaths.

On june 26, the white house coronavirus response working group held a press conference several days later. Anthony Fauci, a key member of the group and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he was concerned that outbreaks in the south and west of the United States across the country.

A relative chart of the number of new confirmed cases between the United States and the European Union, with the Blue Line being the United States. Source: Washington Post

Specifically:

——On June 26, six states in the United States reported a record number of new cases per day, including Florida, Georgia, Utah, South Carolina, Tennessee and Idaho.

——On June 27, Florida, Nevada and South Carolina set new records again, with more than 9500 newly confirmed cases in Florida.

Pressure on health-care institutions has soared in some parts of the United States. Some hospital intensive care units in the southern state of Mississippi are overcrowded, U.S. media reported. Hospitals in Houston, Texas's largest city, have issued a red alert.

In Florida and Texas, the testing capacity of testing centers is also in serious deficit. Many people have to wait for several hours to wait for testing opportunities. Some testing institutions even reach the acceptance capacity limit soon after they open the door.

"Restart" will not be mentioned

In the face of the resurgence of the epidemic, various regions have suspended economic "restart" plans and tightened restrictions again.

Florida and Texas, which had been more active in promoting the "restart" of the economy, both announced the suspension of the "restart" and re implemented some blocking measures, such as the closure of bars and the avoidance of crowds.

"If I can go back to the past and change one thing, it's to slow down the opening of bars," Abbott, the governor of Texas, said in an interview with local media on June 26

The west coast city of San Francisco, California, announced June 26 that it has suspended approval for the reopening of zoos, museums and hair salons in the city. Miami Dade County, home to the southern Florida City, said on the same day it would close Miami Beach during the July 4 Independence Day holiday.

It's no use trying to "restart" and stay in the future

Affected by the epidemic situation, the US stock market fell sharply again. According to data released by the U.S. Department of labor on June 25, 1.48 million people applied for unemployment benefits for the first time in the week ending June 20, which is still at a record high.

Many American people criticized that it was the government that was in a hurry to "restart" when the conditions were not mature, leaving a huge hidden danger, which led to the rapid rebound of the epidemic, causing the previous efforts to fight the epidemic in vain.

According to an analysis published by the New York Times on June 27, "this week's rise in newly confirmed cases is frightening, higher than at any time since the outbreak. This is especially true in states that are actively restarting their economies. This reality has made many Americans realize that no matter how much they want to return to normal life, their leaders have failed in controlling the epidemic, and no one knows what will happen next. ".

At a press conference on June 26, Fudge said frankly that the United States failed to take appropriate isolation measures in time to confirm the virus transmission of asymptomatic infected people and young groups; in communities with the risk of asymptomatic transmission, the work of tracking close contacts of new crown patients was also affected; the working group was also seriously considering new virus detection strategies, such as adopting a mix of multiple people Detection means to improve the detection speed.

Stanley Perlman, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Iowa, told Xinhua that a major reason for the recent surge in U.S. new crown cases is that the economic process has been restarted too quickly to comply with controls and isolation measures.

Some U.S. media pointed out that some federal government officials, including President trump, had encouraged states to "unseal" and "restart" as soon as possible, especially those states under the administration of some Republicans, which now have a particularly serious rebound in the epidemic.

There are also analyses that many areas in the United States have not been able to improve their detection and tracking capabilities in a timely manner, and it is difficult to effectively prevent the outbreak after "restart".

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