The COVID-19 epidemic in the United States improved in the spring. The number of vaccinations continued to increase, and the number of new infections also plummeted. People thought that they could finally have a free summer. However, due to the slowing down of vaccines and the highly contagious Delta With the invasion of the virus strain, the United States has now returned to the nightmare of a surge in the COVID-19 epidemic. Although many places have begun to restore the regulations on wearing masks and epidemic prevention measures, the epidemic has not slowed down.
**So how Bad and Horrible is the Pandemic in the United States? **
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Truth 1: The number of new infections per day on average for seven days has grown nine times since the beginning of July
According to Johns Hopkins University, last Friday (8/6), the average number of new infections per day in the United States exceeded 107,100 in seven days, which is the highest record in the past six months. The last record was on February 11, when an average of more than 100,000 new diagnoses were added every day. Since the beginning of July, the number of new infections per day on average for seven days has increased by 9 times. Most of the cases are from areas with low vaccine delivery rates.
Truth 2: The number of hospitalizations hit a new high since February
According to statistics from the US Department of Health and Human Services, last Saturday (8/7), more than 66,000 people in the United States were hospitalized with new coronary pneumonia. This is the highest figure since February, with Florida having the largest number. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, last Thursday (8/4), there were 12,373 adults and 143 children in Florida hospitalized with new coronary pneumonia. In Louisiana, last Thursday (8/5) the number of hospitalizations also hit a new high. More than 2,400 people were hospitalized, of which 91% had not been vaccinated.
Truth 3: The infection rate of children and adolescents increased by 84% within a week
According to statistics from the American Academy of Pediatrics last Tuesday (8/2), between July 22 and 29, there were nearly 72,000 new cases of new coronary pneumonia in children. In the previous week, there were only about 39,000 cases. And this data It’s almost 5 times that at the end of June. The definition of a child in the United States varies from state to state, and most of it refers to a person who is 17 years old or younger. Seeing that school is about to start, the states currently announce different epidemic prevention measures for children, and Utah is preparing to issue N95 masks to children. Arkansas previously passed an order prohibiting schools from requiring children to wear masks, and now plans to hold a special meeting to allow schools to be flexible to require children under 12 years of age who have not been vaccinated to wear masks.
Truth 4: 93% of cases are infected with the Delta mutant virus strain
According to CDC statistics in the United States, 93% of the current cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States are infected with the new coronary pneumonia virus strain, of which the proportions are higher in Iowa, Arkansas, Missouri and Nebraska, and more than 98% of the cases are Infected with Delta mutant virus strain. At the end of May, only 3% of cases in the United States were infected with the Delta mutant virus strain. CDC internal documents show that Delta is as infectious as chickenpox, and it is obviously more prone to severe illness.
Truth 5: The majority of Americans live in areas where the virus is highly or heavily spread
According to the CDC, more than 97% of Americans live in areas where the new coronary pneumonia is “massive” or “highly” spread. At the end of last month, the CDC recommended that people living in these areas should wear masks indoors even if they have been given two doses of the vaccine.