More than 300,000 new diagnoses in a single day, and more than 4,000 deaths in a single day, U.S. epidemic data hit a new high during the Capitol riot
The epidemic data released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 10th showed that on the 9th, the United States reported new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia< strong style=”font-size:18px; white-space:normal;”>240108 cases, a total of 22,300,696 confirmed cases. On the 8th, the country had over 300,000 new cases, the highest number of new cases in a single day.
△The end of the holiday Los Angeles Airport (picture from the Associated Press)
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explained the reasons for setting a record of over 300,000 new cases in a single day , Is the large number of American tourists who go out during the year-end and New Year holidays. Although experts have repeatedly warned to avoid unnecessary travel, this has not stopped most people from”enjoying holidays”. On December 30, 2020 alone, there were over 1 million people in the United States. Pass the airport security check…
△On the 7th local time, a nurse from a hospital in California was taking care of her new coronary pneumonia patient (picture (From the Associated Press)
On January 7, the number of new coronary pneumonia deaths in the United States exceeded 4000 This is the day with the largest number of new deaths since the outbreak.
p style=”white-space:normal;”>California, the hard-hit area of the epidemic, reached 695 new deaths on the 9th. A local nurse lamented:”We have never seen so many deaths.””I have never felt fear in 22 years of medical experience. But now, I am afraid, and I am afraid for my children.” /p>
△California medical staff disinfected the gurney after transporting patients with new coronary pneumonia to the hospital (photo source:Associated Press)
Facing the increasing number of new crowns Patients with pneumonia, emergency doctors in California hospitals said they had no There are”excess manpower” to deal with other emergency patients.
△A nurse in California is insured after sitting in an ambulance Rest on the bars (picture from the Associated Press)
California hospitals usually match one nurse for every two intensive care patients and one nurse for every four patients in the emergency room. However, in the face of an extreme shortage of manpower, the California government’s public health department was forced to change its rules in December last year to expand the number of patients cared for by each nurse:allow each intensive care unit nurse to take care of 3 patients and each emergency room nurse to take care of 3 patients 6 patients.
△ Funeral home owner Maldonado stands in front of the refrigerated trailer she recently bought to store dozens of corpses (picture from CNN)
In Monte Bay, outside Los Angeles Luo, two large funeral homes paint a picture of exhaustion and despair. Richard, the owner of a funeral home, said that his 6 morgues were able to handle about 28 cremation operations a day, but recently they handle about 56 cremation operations a day, of which 70%are patients with new coronary pneumonia.
The person in charge of another funeral home, Maldonado, said:”I am at a loss. I am suffering from anxiety. Because of this, my staff and I are exhausted.”
△On January 6, 2021, after 207 years, the US Capitol Hill was occupied again (picture from the Associated Press)
All over the world At the time of the riots on Capitol Hill, on January 7, the new crown of the United States More than 4000 deaths in a single day of pneumonia.
△According to the United States Johns Hopkins University statistics show that on January 7, there were 4,085 new deaths from new coronary pneumonia in the United States.
Columbia University Medical Center Director Craig Spencer said that if it were not for the congressional riots, the news hotspots on the 7th could be a record Death toll.
The riots that broke out on the 6th are also likely to help the spread of the epidemic. Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warned that the congressional riots that occurred on the 6th are likely to become”surging events“, which will have serious”public health consequences”.
Redfield said in an interview on the 8th that members of Congress and law enforcement officials may be exposed to New coronavirus caused the epidemic to spread in the environment. He said, “A lot of people don’t wear masks in the Capitol and they don’t obey social distancing. These people are now taking cars, trains and planes home and are scattered all over the country. Therefore, this is likely to cause A serious communication incident.”
p >△On January 6, 2021, demonstrators in front of the Capitol in Washington broke through the barriers set by the police (picture from the Associated Press)
Just after the New Year holiday, the chaotic politics made people ignore the seriousness of the United States The epidemic situation. The riots on Capitol Hill have paved the way for more new cases and deaths of new coronary pneumonia. The”darkest moment” mentioned by American experts before may be ahead…
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