Abstract: The epidemic situation of new coronary pneumonia in the United States is still accelerating. According to the latest data, as of Thursday (July 9), a total of 3158932 cases were diagnosed in the United States, with a total of 134862 deaths. Over 60 thousand new cases were added on a single day on Wednesday. A new record for a single day since the outbreak of new coronary pneumonia in the United States. But in this case, US President Trump insisted that colleges and universities resume classes, otherwise the funding will be stopped.
The epidemic situation of new coronary pneumonia in the United States is still accelerating. According to the latest data, as of Thursday, July 9 (Beijing time), the United States has confirmed a total of 3158932 cases, with a total of 134862 deaths, and more than 60 thousand cases on Wednesday. A new record for a single day since the outbreak of new coronary pneumonia in the United States. But in this case, US President Trump insisted that colleges and universities resume classes, otherwise the funding will be stopped.
New states set new records in a single day in Arizona and Texas with a positive rate of up to 20%
According to data from the New York Times, the number of new coronavirus infections in 36 states and the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico has increased significantly in the past two weeks. Arizona, Texas, and Florida, California and other southern and western states have become hot spots in a new round of outbreaks. As of 16:33 on the 8th, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States was 3035231, with a cumulative death of 132041.
According to media reports, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in New York State, where the epidemic is most severe, is approaching 400,000. In addition, there are more than 100,000 confirmed cases in 8 states.
The previous day (7th), at least 6 states in the United States, including Texas, California, Hawaii, Missouri, Montana and Oklahoma, created a single day of new case records. At least three states, including Arizona, Mississippi and Texas, recorded the highest number of deaths in a single day.
According to the People's Daily News, Vice President Pence said on the 8th that in Arizona, Florida and Texas, where the epidemic is most severe, the positive rate of the test population is flattening. The World Health Organization said in May that the positive rate remained below 5% for at least two weeks (and conducted a comprehensive test), indicating that the virus has been controlled. But data from the White House’s response to New Coronavirus Coordinator Deborah Burks showed that the average positive rate in Arizona has climbed to about 20% in the past 7 days, the positive rate in Florida has reached more than 15%, and the positive rate in Texas At around 20%, it was twice that of a month ago.
Due to the serious epidemic situation in the United States, the current economic restart in some parts of the United States has suspended or re-implemented anti-epidemic measures, including the suspension of indoor dining in bars and restaurants, and the suspension of opening of beaches.
It is reported that if we look at the growth rate of the US epidemic according to the time axis, on April 28, there were more than 1 million confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States, and more than 2 million cases on June 11, and this number climbed to more than 3 million cases so far. , Less than a month. In terms of quantity growth, there is an accelerating trend.
Trump insists that colleges and universities resume classes, otherwise funding will stop
However, in such a severe epidemic situation, President Trump said on the 7th that the US epidemic situation is "good". He also insisted that colleges resume classes, saying he would put pressure on governors. He also mentioned that the death rate of young coronavirus infection in young people is low, and he disagrees with the statement made by Fodge, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, that the United States is still in the "first wave of epidemics."
Trump also emphasized that "we will not close the door and will never close it again."
Hong Kong's China News Service reported that Education Minister Betsy De Vos said on the 7th that the Trump administration's position is that all schools "must be fully opened" this fall.
To pressure American universities to restart their campuses, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau has previously issued a circular saying that international students in the fall semester of 2020 will not be able to obtain a visa to the United States or maintain their current visa if they only take online courses.
In addition, Trump said on the 8th that it would stop funding schools that do not open in the fall, and criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for school reopenings to be too strict and costly. Pence subsequently said that the CDC will announce the newly formulated epidemic prevention guidelines next week to help schools restart on time.
It is reported that the existing guidelines emphasize hygiene measures, the use of masks, and home when appropriate. The guide also recommends staggering timetables, preparing alternate personnel plans, modifying seat layouts to meet social distances, etc.