The Delta strain spreads rapidly in the U.S. The world is in the early stages of a new wave of epidemics.
China News Service, July 22nd. According to a comprehensive report, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new crown worldwide has exceeded 190 million, and the cumulative number of deaths has exceeded 4.12 million. On the 21st local time, World Health Organization Director-General Tan Desai warned that the world is in the early stages of a new wave of new crown epidemics. In the United States, where the epidemic is most severe, the delta variant virus spread rapidly, leading to a surge in cases. The authorities once again called on the public to be vaccinated as soon as possible.
Tedros: Global It is in the early stage of a new wave of epidemics
On the 21st local time, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a speech in Tokyo, Japan that the world must unite with “determination, commitment and discipline” to overcome The new crown pandemic.
He warned that the world is now in the early stages of another wave of infections and deaths from the new crown. He urged all countries to start a “large-scale global effort” to vaccinate at least 10% of the population by September.
Tedros said that today, 75% of vaccines are only vaccinated in 10 countries, while in low-income countries, “only 1% of people have received at least one dose”.
Tedros said that the world’s failure to share vaccines, tests and treatments, including oxygen, is exacerbating the imbalance between openness and blockade of pandemics on different tracks. “This is not just a moral stain. It is also self-defeating and self-defeating in epidemiology and economics. The longer inequality lasts, the slower the recovery will be.” He warned, more More transmission will lead to more potentially dangerous virus mutations, even more mutations than the devastating delta variant. “The more mutations, the more likely it is that one of the variants will escape the vaccine and let us all go back to square one.” He reiterated that “until we are all safe, we are not safe.”
Tedros said that the new crown pandemic has claimed more than 4 million lives, and the death toll continues to rise. The number of deaths this year is more than twice the total number of last year. “The new crown pandemic has taught us a painful but important lesson, including when health is in danger, everything is in danger.”
May 12, local time, at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets baseball team At the new crown vaccination point, people line up for vaccination. Photo by China News Agency reporter Liao Pan
Delta virus spreads rapidly in the United States
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Valensky said on the 20th local time that the United States is currently Of the newly confirmed cases, 83% were infected with the delta variant virus, a sharp increase from 50% in early July.
Valensky pointed out that the increase in cases is evident in the unvaccinated population. She called on the public to get the new crown vaccine as soon as possible, saying that the CDC has always emphasized that “vaccine is our most powerful weapon against the spread of new crown virus.”
On the 21st local time, American infectious disease expert Fauci said that fully vaccinated people can consider wearing a mask indoors to deal with the rapidly spreading delta variant virus in the United States.
He said: “If you want to go further in terms of safety, even if you are vaccinated, you can consider wearing a mask when you are indoors, especially in crowded places.”
Fauci also suggested that if you are in a community with a high virus infection rate, it is also recommended to wear a mask indoors. He said officials are worried about seeing more breakthrough infections in fully vaccinated people in the United States, even if they are only mild.
As the variant virus continues to spread in unvaccinated communities, some counties and private companies in the United States may choose to enforce the mask order. Currently, almost two-thirds of the counties in the United States have less than 40% vaccinated.
Fauci said that he does not expect to see a comeback of the home order in the short term. “What I see is that more people are testing, more local protective measures are introduced, and the motivation to encourage people to be vaccinated is stronger.”