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Break 5 million! The number of infections is “shocking” Foreign media: The United States has “not do
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The latest statistics on the new crown epidemic released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States show that as of the 9th of this month, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new crown pneumonia in the United States has exceeded 5.05 million, and the death toll is 162,000.

△The number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States has exceeded 5 million (Image source: CNN)

The number of confirmed and dead cases in the United States is the world

CNN pointed out that the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States has reached a quarter of the total number of global cases, and the United States is also the country with the largest number of deaths from new coronary pneumonia in the world.

So far, the five most severely affected states in the United States are California (555.8 million confirmed cases), Florida (532.8 million confirmed cases), Texas (490,900 confirmed cases), New York State (420,900 confirmed cases) and In Georgia (200,000 confirmed cases), the total number of cases in the five states accounts for more than 40% of the confirmed cases in the United States. In addition, there are more than 180,000 cases in Illinois, Arizona and New Jersey.

The New York Times reported that the spread of new coronary pneumonia in the United States is very fast. "It took 99 days for the number of cases to go from 0 to 1 million, 43 days from 1 million to 2 million, 28 days from 2 million to 3 million, 15 days from 3 million to 4 million, and from 4 million to 4 million. It took only 17 days for 5 million."

△The daily number of new cases in the United States has been rising (Image source: "New York Times")

Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University, pointed out that the number of cases was "astounding." "The number of confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the United States is very high, and most Americans have not actually taken measures to prevent the spread of the virus."

Data released by Reuters shows that on average, one in 66 Americans is infected with the new crown virus. At present, there are more than 162,000 deaths from new coronary pneumonia in the United States, accounting for about 22.4% of the total deaths in the world, while the US population only accounts for about 4% of the global population.

Medical experts: the United States is not doing enough

Dr. Peter Hotz, a professor and chair of the Department of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in the United States, pointed out that despite the severe epidemic in the United States, the government has not done enough to contain the spread of the new crown virus. "The government needs to control the overall situation in curbing the spread of the new crown virus and implement the plan at the federal level. In this way, the new crown epidemic in each state may be alleviated by October."

Dr. Peter Hotz believes that some states in the United States can already control the spread of the epidemic, but there is still a lot of work to be done in other regions. "The key now is that if the federal government can tell us what happened and what to do, then everything is fine."

The model forecast published by the University of Washington Institute of Health and Metrics Evaluation pointed out that by December 1, the number of new crown deaths in the United States may reach 300,000. The director of the institute, Dr. Christopher Morey, said that even now, Americans are still not alert to the virus and wandering around is very unhelpful to stop the spread of the virus.

Dr. Rajiv Shah, Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation and former Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, pointed out that at present, only people with symptoms will be tested for the new crown. This means that 40% to 50% of spreaders of the virus have not been tested, simply because they are not showing symptoms.

△Bill Gates (picture source: CNN)

In an interview, Bill Gates also said that it is “shocking” that the US government has not improved the problem of new coronavirus testing, and said that existing testing is slow. "No country is as chaotic as the United States. The various mistakes made by the United States in the early stages of the epidemic, coupled with political factors, mean that we have not put testing on the agenda."

Source: CCTV News Client

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