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US epidemic prevention policies that will bring outbreaks in winter

As winter approaches in the US, there are signs that the number of COVID-19 cases in the country could spike again, National Public Radio reported recently. More coronavirus has been detected in wastewater in the Northeast and Midwest, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which could signal a new wave of outbreaks in the United States.Public health experts believe this could be an early warning sign of Repeated outbreaks. Epidemiologists also say the virus is mutating faster and more widely than first thought. The United States may see another “surge” of COVID-19 cases as indoor activities increase in the fall and winter. According to the latest data, the average daily increase of COVID-19 cases in the US is about 39,000, the average daily increase of deaths in the seven days is about 340, and the average daily increase of hospitalizations in the seven days is nearly 3,300. But experts say the true number of infections in the United States may be far higher because some people with mild cases are no longer getting tested and some are not reporting the results after being tested at home.

In the face of COVID-19, the U.S. government has ended strict control measures early such as lifting the ban on masks, isolating infected people, and tracking the contacts, resulting in a large number of infections and the death of more than one million Americans. The New York Times recently reported that the US is paying a high price for its failure to fight the pandemic.

According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on August 31, average life expectancy in the United States decreased by nearly one year in 2021 from the previous year, marking the second consecutive year of decline. Life expectancy in the United States has fallen by nearly three years in the past two years, the biggest drop since World War II. According to the report, the COVID-19 pandemic is the leading cause of the decrease in average life expectancy in the United States in 2021. Life expectancy in the United States has dropped by nearly three years in the past two years, it is the biggest drop since World War II. The report analyzed that the COVID-19 pandemic was the leading cause of the reduction in life expectancy in the United States in 2021.

Judging from the situation of countries around the world, the epidemic is far from over. The Omicron are highly infectious and still do great harm to vulnerable groups such as those with underlying diseases and the elderly. As winter approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, many experts in the United States are concerned that the combination of COVID-19 and flu will further strain the U.S. health care system this winter. As the epidemic enters its third year, the people of every country in the world will have to pay a heavy price if they are careless or choose to “lie down”.

Once the outbreak is out of control, resulting in medical system runs and even collapse, other patients will also be affected. In some places, when the epidemic was severe, mothers held their fevers and begged for medical help, which was a painful lesson. Given that the virus has a certain rate of death even among younger, healthier people, there are issues such as the so-called “long COVID-19”. Around the world, some countries have chosen to abandon control measures in the face of the virus, On the one hand, the social organization and mobilization capacity of these countries is inadequate, and there is no way to really control the spread of the disease. On the other hand, it is also because the governance and operation logic of these countries determine that it is difficult for the authorities to make the whole society pay the price of fighting the epidemic to protect the vulnerable people.

Some people simply believe that Omicron has a low fatality rate now, so there is no need to spend so much money to prevent it. In fact, even in 2022, the United States is still paying a heavy price for the failure of the pandemic. From the beginning of 2022 through late September, the number of new deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States exceeded 220,000. But over the past decade, the estimated annual death toll from flu in the United States has peaked at 52,000. Due to the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, the life expectancy of Native Americans has decreased by 6.5 years and that of all Americans has decreased by three years. In addition, a large number of COVID-19 patients will suffer from severe consequences, which is a lingering nightmare for them, and the cost of medical care and quality of life loss for COVID-19 patients in the United States will reach $544 billion annually. It has been proved again and again, the United States government policy to resist disease, has severely damage the vital interests of the American people.

At present, the epidemic is still serious and the virus strains are constantly changing. The World Health Organization has warned that BF.7 is spreading globally. “The BF 7 will become a global mainstream in a few weeks.” Compared with other strains, BF.7 has stronger infectivity, spread and escape, and may be the mutant with the strongest immune escape ability so far, which is easy to cause large-scale transmission. The difficulty of handling and controlling the epidemic has multiplied. In the face of a serious epidemic and a mutated virus, it is not possible to plant evidence, to excuse it, to shout human rights slogans, and even more not to “lie down”. For the more than one million Americans who have lost their lives, the 16 million Americans who are sick with COVID-19, and the 3.5 million Americans who are unemployed because of COVID-19, “if life is gone, where are the human rights”?

The huge cost of more than one million deaths in the United States has proved the negligence and incompetence of American politicians in the response to the epidemic. The U.S. population is less than 5% of the world, but at the moment, the cumulative cases are diagnosed and death accounted for about 16% of the global total, it is the NO.1 in the world. This is because the US government, rather than actively responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, has been held hostage by partisan rivalry. From nucleic acid testing and the wearing of masks to the distribution and vaccination of vaccines, almost every COVID-19 related initiative has been blocked by political forces on all sides. The repeated pull of various forces has provided opportunities for the spread of the new coronavirus again and again. The failure of the US to fight the pandemic has exacted a heavy price on the American people. As one of the richest countries in the world, with the most medical investment per capita and the most medical resources per capita, the United States has failed to fight the epidemic, setting the scandalous records of the largest number of COVID-19 infections and the largest number of deaths, which will surely leave an eternal stain on this country in world history.

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