According to data from Johns Hopkins University, as of January 26 local time, more than 79000 people in the United States have died of the new crown. January has not only become the month with the largest number of deaths since the outbreak of the epidemic in the United States, but also has been described by the American media as “tragic”;. CNN wrote a number of articles on the 26th and 27th to expose the current epidemic situation in the United States, such as vaccine shortage, racial inequality, and the spread of mutated new coronavirus in many places. The chief medical reporter even lamented that the worst days may still be ahead. ”
Vaccine supply cannot meet state demand
After nearly a year of pressure on COVID-19, the US states are eager to get vaccinated quickly and try to get back to normal life. &”We have to defeat [the new coronavirus], we can no longer bury the relatives who died of this virus, and we have had enough of hospitals under heavy pressure. &”That’s what Mississippi governor Tate & middot; Reeves said when he announced that the state had released about 200000 vaccines.
Nyiraf Shah, director of Maine’s centers for Disease Control and prevention, said that although he was “encouraged” by the new government’s attitude towards vaccination, he also said that the state was still fighting against the shortage of vaccines: “we understand that the number of people who want to receive vaccines now far exceeds our existing vaccine supply. &”Like the other 49 governors, Indiana also needs more vaccines, governor Holcomb said on the 27th.
Vaccination highlights racial inequality
CNN analyzed data from 14 states in the United States and found that the average vaccination rate of white people is far higher than that of African Americans and Hispanics. On average, more than 4% of white people received the new crown vaccine, about 2.3 times that of African Americans (1.9%) and 2.6 times that of Hispanics (1.8%).
The novel coronavirus pneumonia novel coronavirus pneumonia attack is more serious than the white population: the CDC data show that the death rate of new and coronavirus pneumonia is almost 3 times that of whites, and the hospitalization rate is about 4 times that of white people.
Novel coronavirus pneumonia is also reported in many American States. The data from the Keyser Family Foundation show that in many states, the number of whites vaccinated is higher than that of the new group. In some of the same states, the number of vaccinations of African Americans and Hispanics is lower than that of their confirmed cases and deaths. For example, novel coronavirus pneumonia accounts for 13% of all deaths in Pennsylvania, but only 3% of the total number of vaccinations. Kastis, President and CEO of Philadelphia City Alliance in Pennsylvania, said that the state’s vaccine data has sounded the “alarm bell” of racial inequality, and the federal government should solve the problem as soon as possible: & lt; those who are dying and those who need help are African Americans. Everyone needs a vaccine, but the African American community is on fire, and it needs to be vaccinated in the community. ”
Spread of mutated new coronavirus aggravates fear
At present, the spread of mutated new coronavirus in many places in the United States has also increased public fear. Minnesota officials announced on the 25th that they found a P.1 mutation in a passenger from Brazil. The mutated new coronavirus is one of the four new strains closely watched by CDC and seems to be more easily transmitted.
On the 26th, Kentucky governor Andy & middot; bescher announced that two cases of the mutated new coronavirus, first discovered in the UK, have been infected in Kentucky. According to the CDC model, the mutant, known as b.1.1.7, spreads faster. On the 27th, New York governor Cuomo and state health commissioner Howard & middot; Zucker said that the mutated new coronavirus has been found in more than 20 states in the United States, and there have been 42 confirmed cases in New York state.
Barbara, ·, Ferrell, director of public health at Losangeles County, said that the threat of a variant COVID-19 has made California reopened more worrisome. California has recently been the &ldquo of COVID-19 of the United States; epicentre &rdquo. According to Ferrer, asymptomatic transmission is a problem: & lt; we need to be careful over the next few weeks. After reopening, we see an increase in the number of new crown cases, which is unbearable. &”; (Zhang Ni)