The Canadian Prime Minister and other two participants confirmed that the Summit of the Americas will be the next new coronavirus “super-spreading event”?
△On June 10, during the Summit of the Americas, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a group photo with leaders of other countries
CCTV news on the 13th local time, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra have announced that they have tested positive for the new crown disease. Hosted by the Americas Summit.
Many “close connections”
△Trudeau personal social media account: My new crown test result is positive and will be quarantined according to prevention and control requirements.
This is the second time that Trudeau has contracted the new coronavirus after testing positive for the new coronavirus on January 31 this year. He arrived in Los Angeles on the 7th and returned to Canada after returning to Canada on the 11th. On the 13th, he said on social media that he tested positive for the new crown. During the Americas Summit, Trudeau met with a number of government officials and business people from across the Americas.
△The Trudeaus and the Bidens
△ Trudeau and Biden
According to media disclosures and photos and videos released by Trudeau himself, he met and hugged U.S. President Biden during the Summit of the Americas, and had a face-to-face meeting, and did not wear a mask during the meeting.
△ Trudeau and Dominican President Abinadel
△ Trudeau and California Governor Gavin Newsom
In addition, Trudeau’s meeting list also includes U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and leaders from Argentina, Jamaica, Barbados, Dominica and other countries.
△ Trudeau holds talks with Google CEO Sundar Pichai
According to Bloomberg, at the closing press conference on the evening of the 10th, Trudeau’s voice already sounded hoarse.
△Becerra (the second from the left) and the president of Merck Group Latin America (the third from the left) and other business leaders are on the same stage
This is also the second time US Health Secretary Becerra has been infected with the new crown virus since May 18. He attended the CEO Summit plenary session on the sidelines of the Americas Summit on June 8 with U.S. Vice President Harris, announcing the Biden administration’s new initiatives on public health cooperation in the Americas.
△Part of the participants in the plenary session of the CEO Summit on the 8th (from left to right): Craig, Head of Policy Affairs of Meta Corporation, US Vice President Harris, US Health Secretary Becerra, US Secretary of State Blinken, Bahamas Prime Minister David Sri Lanka
Also participating in the same meeting on the same day were U.S. Secretary of State Blinken, Prime Minister Davis of the Bahamas and other government officials from various countries, as well as executives of many companies such as Craig, head of policy affairs at Meta. No one was wearing a mask in the photos released by the media.
The Associated Press reported that Becerra tested positive again in such a short period of time, possibly because of infection with the Omicron variant BA.2 or the current main strain in the United States, BA.2.12.1, two variants. All strains may bypass the immune barrier established by the previous infection and vaccination; it may also be temporarily negative, but the virus in Becerra’s body has not been cleared after the last infection.
The epidemic situation in California, where it is held, is not easy
△The number of newly confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in California since April (data from The New York Times)
California, where the Summit of the Americas is held, has seen an upward trend in recent times. In the past month, California has recorded more than 440,000 new confirmed cases and nearly 1,000 new deaths. The governor of California also announced a positive test result for Covid-19 on May 28, but he ended his quarantine in early June before attending the Summit of the Americas.
△ “New York Times” statistics
The California epidemic is only a microcosm of the rising trend of the epidemic in the United States. As of the evening of June 13, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new crown in the United States exceeded 85 million, and the cumulative number of deaths exceeded 1 million. According to statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States has recently reported more than 100,000 new confirmed cases of new crowns per day.
Since April, the “super-spreading event” of the new coronavirus in the United States has occurred more than once. On April 2, after the annual dinner of the Gridiron Club, more than 70 people, including the Attorney General, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Mayor of New York and other important American politicians, tested positive for the new crown virus.
△ “New York Times” report: The number of confirmed cases increased after the White House Correspondents Dinner
On April 30, after the White House Correspondents Dinner, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and CBS Chairman and CEO George Cheeks and many other mainstream media people tested positive for the new crown virus.
△On April 30, at the White House Correspondents Dinner, few of the more than 2,000 guests wore masks
At that dinner, in front of more than 2,000 guests, talk show host Noah once said with a smile that politicians and media people present clearly “spent two years telling everyone the importance of wearing masks and avoiding large-scale indoor gatherings. ”, the current behavior is very different, this dinner will become “the most unparalleled super-spreading event”, and the result is a prophecy. Who can predict that the Americas Summit in June will become the satire of the next talk show?