The United States noted that the number of Covid-19 infections rose to a record 9 million as the 2020 presidential elections approached.
|Medical staff sampled Covid-19 at the parking lot of Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida on March 30. Documentary photo: AFP|
The latest figures show that the Covid-19 pandemic is putting US hospitals at risk of rupture as the epidemic kills 1,000 Americans a day. According to Reuters, the US on October 30 recorded the 9th million Covid-19 infection, equal to nearly 3% of the country’s population, while the number of deaths due to the disease has increased to nearly 229,000 people since the outbreak. played at the beginning of the year.
Before that, the US broke the record for the number of new Covid-19 infections that day on October 29, with a peak of 91,248 cases / day. The rate of Covid-19 spread in the US continues to increase, with 12 states hitting a record for the number of new Covid-19 cases per day.
Meanwhile, hospitals in six US states reported that the number of Covid-19 hospitalized cases had also increased the highest since the outbreak. The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalized increased by more than 50% in October to 46,000, the highest since mid-August.
In particular, the most affected states are the ones that witnessed a fierce vote-winning race between the incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, such as Michigan, North. Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
In October alone, the US recorded the number of deaths caused by Covid-19 per 1,000 people and the number of deaths due to disease in the US is expected to continue to increase in the near future.
“Our hospitals cannot keep up with the rate of Covid-19 spread in the state of Utah. You need to understand the dire situation we are facing,” lamented Utah Governor Gary Herbert. Twitter; at the same time speak out to officials from other states and public health professionals.
Ashish Jha, Principal of the School of Public Health, Brown University, Rhode Island, said the United States was unable to test nationwide due to Covid-19 outbreaks in various regions of the country. “We are having some of the biggest outbreaks since the start of the epidemic season. We still haven’t been prepared to deal with the outbreak in September and October,” Ashish Jha added.
The Covid-19 pandemic is still a “political ball” that is being pushed across the United States, including in the city of El Paso, Texas, where the Mayor does not comply with the decree of his superiors to close businesses business is not essential due to the increasing number of infections and prolonged hospital overcrowding.
Mr. Dee Margo, Mayor of El Paso, said that he has reduced the frequency of business activities in the area and cites the number of 32,000 unemployed and 148,000 people are dependent on food centers of the city. street 700,000 people.
Meanwhile, the “boss” of the White House Donald Trump continues to assert the defeat of Covid-19, while asserting over the past several weeks that the US is “turning things around”, even when the number of Covid- 19 new and the number of hospital admissions soared. On Twitter, Mr. Trump maintained his attitude when posting on Twitter that America is fighting the epidemic much better than Europe.
Democrat rival Joe Biden and members of the same faction continue to criticize President Trump for how to deal with the pandemic.
In the US House of Representatives, Democrats on October 30 released a report criticizing the Trump administration’s anti-epidemic response as “one of the country’s worst failures in US history” when at least 6 million Americans have fallen into poverty and millions more are out of work.
The 71-page Democratic preliminary report says investigators have identified more than 60 cases in which Trump administration officials removed top scientists to advance their political interests. Mr. Trump.
The report criticizes and the government’s response to the pandemic has helped big American corporations to make the water fatter and more beneficial to the American rich, while pushing the community and small businesses into disadvantages and difficulties. towels.
After being discharged from the hospital after being infected with Covid-19 in early October, Mr. Trump continued to speed up his campaign and attracted thousands of Americans to join in support, but among them, many did not wear masks.
A recent CNN survey found that 14 out of 17 counties surveyed showed that the number of new Covid-19 infections there had risen a month after Trump’s election campaigns.