Beijing, January 25 (Xinhua) comprehensive report, according to the data of Johns Hopkins University, as of 6:30 on January 25, Beijing time, more than 25 million new crown cases have been confirmed in the United States, and more than 418000 people have died due to the new crown.
At present, the number of confirmed cases and deaths in the United States is still the largest in the world. With the increase of hospitalized patients, many hospitals in the United States are still facing the risk of exhaustion of medical resources.
local time on January 13, 2021, the Orange County Government of Anaheim, California, announced that the government has set up a large temporary new crown vaccination site in the local Disneyland Resort, which is located in the southeast of the park.
40% of the population in the U.S. is almost out of ICU
Due to the surge in the number of new crown inpatients, the space and medical supplies of hundreds of intensive care units in the United States are almost exhausted, and they are competing to hire temporary nurses from other places at high prices. Many of these hospitals are concentrated in the South and west of the United States, the report said.
An analysis of federal hospital data by the associated press shows that since November 2020, the proportion of hospitals close to the tipping point has doubled. Today, more than 40% of Americans live in areas where ICU space is almost exhausted, and only 15% of beds are available.
In New Mexico, a hospital system has spent millions of dollars recruiting 300 temporary nurses from outside the state to care for the surge of ICU patients.
In Los Angeles, some medical centers have encountered a shortage of oxygen bottles that can be taken home, which means that some patients who could have gone home to recuperate have to stay in the hospital longer and occupy limited beds.
residents relax in a park in San Francisco, California, on January 1, local time.
Before May, the number of new crown deaths may be close to 570000
At the same time, the number of deaths in the United States is still rising, with a total of 418982. According to the New York Times, about one in 800 people in the United States died of the new crown.
In addition, the University of Washington model predicts that 569000 people in the United States will die of the new coronavirus by May 1.
The model also predicts that 157 million people in the United States will be vaccinated by then, assuming that the efficiency of the vaccine is at least 50%, which means that 36% of people in the United States will be vaccinated.
However, the researchers pointed out that this does not guarantee that the United States will not encounter COVID-19 again next winter, &ldquo, because 1/4 of Americans said they would not vaccinate, while another 1/4 said they were not sure. ”
This prediction does not take into account the potential spread of the mutated viruses found in the UK and South Africa, and if they spread widely in the United States, they may extend the autumn winter wave to the end of spring. ”