Original title: The pain of life, the pain of science, the difficulty of governance-the cumulative number of deaths from the new crown in the United States exceeds 700,000 Source: Qianlong.com
The latest statistics on the new crown epidemic released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States on the 1st showed that the cumulative number of deaths from the new crown in the United States has exceeded 700,000. According to American media, this number exceeds the number of people who died in the 1918 flu in the United States. Facts have once again proved that the United States is definitely “the world’s number one country that failed to fight the epidemic.”
The failure of the American anti-epidemic has highlighted the “life” of the United States. As far as the fatality rate is concerned, it may be said that the flu is more deadly, but there was no vaccine or antibiotics at the time. The fight against the epidemic could only rely on isolation, maintenance of sanitation, use of disinfectants, and restrictions on crowd gathering. Faced with the new crown epidemic, the United States, which is the world’s richest, most developed, most advanced medical technology, richest in medical resources, and hoarding doses of new crown vaccines several times the country’s population needs, has watched 700,000 live deaths. Incredible.
The failure of the American anti-epidemic also highlights the “scientific pain” of the United States. The science of epidemic prevention has lost to partisan politics, leading to the continuation of largely avoidable tragedies. Early detection, early isolation, and early diagnosis and treatment can cut off the chain of infection and control the spread of the epidemic in time. In the political game of “opposition and opposition” between the two parties in the United States, the election situation is greater than the epidemic, and political calculations are higher than the need for epidemic prevention. Various measures formulated by epidemic prevention agencies and infectious disease experts are either delayed or shelved, even if they are implemented. Greatly discounted. U.S. media reported that Republican lawmakers in at least 26 states in the United States have weakened the power of local health officials to respond to the epidemic in order to cater to the demands of some voters. All of these have led to an increase in the volume of anti-intellectual and anti-science, and rumors and false news spread all over the sky. Scientists such as Fauci, the most trusted infectious disease expert in the American public, have all been suppressed by politics. Anti-masks, anti-vaccine and other activities have emerged one after another.
The failure of the Americans to fight the epidemic has highlighted the “difficulties of governance” in the United States. The “United States” cannot rule “secession.”
Under the US federal system, public health affairs such as the new crown epidemic are managed by state and local governments. Against the background of extreme antagonism between parties, highly polarized politics, and severe social tearing, the politics of checks and balances in the United States has been alienated into “veto politics.” This “bulk” decentralization system makes it difficult for the federal, state, and local governments to work independently, constrain each other, attack each other, and shirk their responsibilities. It is not easy to integrate resources, and it is more difficult to coordinate and respond to the epidemic. It is difficult to form a unified national anti-epidemic plan.
At present, the fourth wave of the epidemic in the United States driven by the delta strain of the new crown mutant virus is still raging. The shocking figure of 700,000 is probably far from the end. Public health experts worry that as winter approaches, there will be a new wave of epidemic peaks in the United States. Xinhua News Agency reporter Yang Shilong (According to Xinhua News Agency, Washington, October 1st)
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