Original title: Thanksgiving Day approaches the severe rebound of the outbreak in the United States, the White House: no lockdown will be implemented Source: Chinanews.com
China News Service, November 23. According to the “Central News Agency” report, the new crown epidemic in the United States severely resurged due to the delta strain this summer, and it will slow down in October. Today, on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday reunion, there has been a surge in diagnoses. However, the White House stated that the United States will not implement measures such as a national lockdown due to the recent sharp increase in the number of infections.
Data map: On November 8, local time, a woman hugged her parents from France in the arrival area of an international flight at San Francisco International Airport in California. The United States has relaxed entry restrictions on the 8th, allowing foreign passengers who have completed the entire course of the new crown vaccine to take international flights or enter through land and water ports.Photo by China News Agency reporter Liu Guanguan
According to reports, the U.S. federal medical team has been sent to Minnesota to assist various hospitals that have been overwhelmed. Michigan is experiencing the most serious surge in confirmed diagnoses so far, and the number of new additions in a single day has doubled since November. Even the New England epidemic, which has a very high vaccination rate, is soaring, and states such as Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire are struggling to suppress hot spots.
Although the nation’s current new diagnosis rate has been significantly lower than the peak in early September, and much lower than at Thanksgiving in 2020, the situation is still deteriorating. The number of new diagnoses in more than 30 states has shown a steady increase, and the hospitalization rate in some severe areas has also continued to increase.
University of Minnesota epidemiologist Michael Osterholm said that the epidemic situation has repeatedly broken people’s expectations and never stopped. “We are not only facing a curve ball, but also a curve ball at a speed of up to 210 miles per hour.”
At the same time, after the US vaccination slowed down, problems continued to surface. An emergency room on Long Island was even forced to close because of a New York State ban on unvaccinated medical staff from going to work.
Another US media pointed out that the latest wave of the epidemic has affected the capacity of intensive care units in some states, and the epidemic in some areas has reached unprecedented severity. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show that 15 states have admitted confirmed or suspected patients to intensive care units, exceeding the level of a year ago.
Data show that 41%, 37%, and 34% of intensive care beds in Colorado, Minnesota, and Michigan, respectively, were admitted to patients diagnosed with new crowns. The sharp increase in the proportion means that they will be compressed to the use of intensive care wards for patients with other fatal injuries and diseases. space.
Many of the surges in confirmed diagnoses occurred in states with 50% or even 60% vaccine coverage.
However, Jeff Zients, the coordinator of the White House’s new crown team, said that the United States will not implement measures such as a national lockdown due to the recent sharp increase in the number of infections, as in some European countries.
Zienz also said that therapies such as vaccination, additional vaccinations, and the use of oral drugs will allow the United States to get out of the epidemic faster. “We can contain the spread of the epidemic without shutting down the economy in any way.”