Novel coronavirus pneumonia is the most serious disease in the world. Novel coronavirus pneumonia has become the most common month since the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia outbreak in the United States, according to CNN (CNN), although the year January 2021 has not yet ended.
American media and people in the medical and health circles have been directly talking about the deep-seated problems behind a variety of stubborn diseases in the American medical system.
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Huge differences, hundreds of Solutions & hellip; & hellip; systemic drawbacks of American medical system exposed in the epidemic
Under the epidemic situation, ethnic minorities and poor people at the bottom in the United States suffered a lot.
Novel coronavirus pneumonia is the highest among novel coronavirus pneumonia cases, with an average of 1 deaths among new residents in every 595 Aboriginal and 735 African American people. The average mortality rate of white Americans is 1 on average, 1030 of them.
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The novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic in Changan revealed the huge gap in health among Americans, Tony ·, forester, a National Institute of allergy and infectious diseases in Davos, recently held at the world economic forum &ldquo, the &rdquo agenda.
Fudge: & lt; in the United States, like other diseases, ethnic minorities are much more likely to be infected with the new coronavirus. The proportion of hospitalization, intensive care and death was significantly higher than the average level of the United States. And it has to do with the social factors that we’ve had in the first place. ”
The United States began mass vaccination of the new crown vaccine in December last year. It was originally planned to complete the vaccination of 20 million people by the end of December 2020, but the current progress is far from expected.
As of January 20, the United States had received only about 16.5 million doses of the vaccine, according to BBC data.
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Mengseff slavey, a former chief consultant of the US new crown vaccine and drug research program, said that the progress of vaccination was far lower than expected, in part because of the fragmentation of the US health care system, according to a recent report by Bloomberg. &There are too many different health care providers and health insurance providers in the United States, which makes it difficult to make overall planning for vaccine distribution. ”
Slavey also said that the US federal government is built on the basis of “decentralization of power”, which makes it difficult for overall planning.
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As slavey said, there is no integrated health system in the United States. Each state acts on its own and has different subsystems. Therefore, no matter the epidemic prevention and control or vaccination, it is difficult for the United States to coordinate its response and lack a unified national plan and action.
The BBC reported that the U.S. health care system is very complex, and different suppliers in different states can provide different services, which makes the coordination of vaccination in the United States full of challenges.
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At present, there are hundreds of vaccination programs in each state and county of the United States.
Amesh adarja, a senior researcher at the center for health and safety at Johns Hopkins University, admitted that vaccination policies in different places seem to be different, which is too failure and unacceptable;.
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Austerham, director of the infectious disease research center at the University of Minnesota, believes that the epidemic situation in the United States will remain severe in the next six to 14 weeks.
Ostrholm: I don’t think the worst of the epidemic is yet to come. Before that, the number of new cases per day was setting a new record. Although the current data has dropped slightly, it will surge again in the future. In the next six to 14 weeks, the mutation of the virus will bring great challenges. I’m not optimistic at all. ”
Lack of health care, crazy drug prices & hellip; & hellip; American patients are forced to refuse medical treatment or no medicine is available
According to American media reports, nearly 30 million people in the United States do not have medical insurance, and more people try not to see a doctor because of high medical expenses.
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The United States is one of the few developed countries that have not implemented universal medical insurance, which is a mixed system of commercial medical insurance and government medical insurance. Americans who don’t have insurance tend to pay more to see a doctor at their own expense.
People in Miami are ready to participate in the insurance through the health insurance website
Margaret frost, a pediatrician, describes the real reason why low-income people don’t go to the hospital: & lt; people are afraid to go to the hospital because they know they may receive huge bills. Especially now, the unemployment rate in the United States is a record, and most people can’t afford it. ”
Rose, President of the National Union of nurses, told the media: “they (low-income group) have to pay such a high fee for each visit, so they choose to eat, pay the rent, pay the mortgage & hellip; & hellip; instead of going to see a doctor. ”
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High medical insurance, high drug prices & hellip; & hellip; the U.S. medical industry is actually a special interest group
When the American media reported that the low-income groups could not get effective treatment in time, they also pointed out many problems, such as the lack of government regulation, the monopoly of drug prices by large companies, and the strong “lobbying power” of commercial insurance companies.
The novel coronavirus pneumonia reported that the number of unemployed people in the new crown pneumonia epidemic was “ &rdquo was more than that; more people could not afford medical insurance. Elizabeth Benjamin, vice president of the New York Community Service Association, said, “Americans are very clear that their health insurance is not as comprehensive as it should be, and the situation has worsened in the past decade.”;.
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American youth Alec is the victim of American medical system. In 2015, Alec was diagnosed with type I diabetes and had to use insulin for treatment. However, due to the lack of medical insurance and huge medical expenses, Alec had to reduce the use of insulin and died two years later. Since then, his family has worked hard to promote reasonable pricing of insulin, hoping that such a tragedy will not happen again.
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While ordinary Americans are suffering from high medical costs, the interest groups in the medical industry are spending a lot of money in hidden places.
According to U.S. media reports, the U.S. medical industry has the largest “lobbying team” in the United States, with an annual cost of about $500 million;. At the beginning of the 2020 presidential campaign, the U.S. pharmaceutical industry donated more than $7.5 million to lawmakers.
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American media reports show that as a special interest group, the medical industry can be regarded as the “gold Lord” behind American political groups;.