Just six months after the first cases were diagnosed in China, the United States has exceeded 150,000 confirmed deaths from Covid-19, and the outbreak is far from under control.
According to Johns Hopkins University’s global coronavirus observer, the number of American deaths is the highest in the world by a significant difference, reaching 150,034 on Wednesday.
More than 4.3 million people have been infected with Covid-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. With the advent of summer, outbreaks spread across the American solar strip, a region from Florida to southern California and increasingly spreading to central states. Meanwhile, some early pandemic centers, such as New York, have helped control the virus much more.
The pandemic rewrote almost every aspect of everyday life in the United States. Decreased economic activity in June due to public health restrictions and virus outbreaks. The unemployment rate rose by more than 11%. The closure of restaurants, museums and cinemas is changing as states try to reopen, see outbreaks and restrict activity again.
Schools, once thinking of renovating in the fall, are working to make buildings safe for teachers and students. This week, the nation’s second-largest teachers’ union allowed local strikes to be considered a “last resort” negotiation chip when districts failed to implement coronavirus safeguards.
Meanwhile, many of the measures that are key to controlling the virus continued to be challenged by the unconscious and anemic federal response led by the Trump administration.
Extensive outbreaks and weekly delays in testing have compromised contact establishment. These major failures had an overall impact as outbreaks reached nursing homes and continued to fill intensive care units for the most vulnerable, the sick, and resource-intensive patients.
March. As the spread of coronavirus accelerated in the absence of federal leadership, state governors and hospitals began shaving fans and personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves and gowns for front-line medics, who in many places were short of supplies and who themselves died of Covid-19.
Politics played a key role in the fight against the pandemic. Initially, the president downplayed the virus and predicted it would disappear – then, despite the U.S. becoming a global pandemic public Internet access point, he urged businesses and now schools to open up to a long-term recession in cases recommended by federal health experts.
Some mitigation techniques, such as the widespread use of public facials, have been downplayed by the president, who has only recently supported their use.
The president’s controversial wearing of masks and the promotion of questionable anti-viral treatment also publicized him against his health professionals, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert for six presidents.
Brief mentioned the restrictions he imposed on travel to the U.S. from China and later to parts of Europe as evidence that his administration had dealt well with the outbreak, despite the fact that these measures had a limited impact on the spread of the virus.
The influx of infections after many states rushed to start a business again, without any additional authority or even official recommendations to wear face masks and practice social isolation.
States like Florida have not allowed their economies to open despite hospitals, but there are signs that strategies will not be enough to get the economy back to a record high pre-pandemic days. Last week, for the first time in months, the number of people applying for unemployment benefits increased.
Public health experts are also concerned about the level of infection in states such as Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky, and in Florida, along with Texas, Arizona and California in June and July. The rising waves have overshadowed many hospitals.
Coronavirus has had a disproportionately disproportionate impact on blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans, greatly exacerbated by racial disparities in chronic health, access to affordable and high-quality physicians, and differences in hospital and income, housing, and workplace risk.
A global push for vaccine development is underway, and several promising trials are underway in the U.S., even if public health officials expect any plan to distribute a possible vaccine fairly.
Meanwhile, top federal health officials such as Fauci and the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, warned that the outbreak in the US is far from under control, has a “worrying” trajectory. and brought America “on the road.”
All of this has put pressure on Congress to adopt another coronavirus aid package that includes funding for schools, unemployment benefits and hunger relief. But from now on, there is still a gap between the countries, with Republicans proposing to reduce increased unemployment benefits to $ 200 a week. Meanwhile, when there is a lack of help, observers predict that they could banish the waves.