According to Johns Hopkins University on February 22, the US currently records more than 28 million Covid-19 cases, of which more than 498,000 deaths. After the first Covid-19 death was announced in February 2020, it took about three months for the US to record more than 100,000 deaths. But this figure was recorded in just over a month since the Christmas and New Year holidays, the death toll soared from 400,000 to nearly 500,000.
Meanwhile, since taking office at the end of last month, Mr. Biden signed a series of decrees to promote the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic, including expanding Covid-19 testing, speeding up production and distribution of vaccines. Please, ask Americans to wear a mask in public. In addition, as of January 26, passengers arriving in the United States need to present negative Covid-19 test results before boarding, according to AFP News Agency.
The WHO wants to investigate Covid-19 in Wuhan in depth
In its preliminary report on the origin of the Covid-19 epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) set the next goal to conduct a thorough tracking of those who have been in contact with patient 0 and fresh markets in Vu. Han (Hubei province, China).
According to CNN, scientists participating in the WHO investigation into the origin of the Covid-19 epidemic said they felt “suspicious” because Chinese officials did not thoroughly investigate the key subjects. These include patient number 0, who was the first reported to have Covid-19 on December 8, 2019 and distributors of Hoa Nam market, considered to be one of the focal points of the disease and other local fresh markets.
In the proposal section, the report calls on Beijing authorities to conduct a more strict trace of patient number 0, who is believed to be in his 40s, who has never moved too far from Wuhan.
President Biden admitted last week that the Covid-19 vaccination program for the public was as complex as the challenges the US faces in producing large quantities of vaccine in such a short period of time. But he said the United States easily surpassed its target of 100 million doses of vaccine given to people by the end of April, as current progress is averaging 1.7 million doses per day, according to AP.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 61 million people in the United States have received at least one dose of the vaccine, with about 18 million getting two full doses.
The White House owner said he does not want to make a firm prediction about when the Covid-19 pandemic will be contained, but says that 600 million doses of vaccine – enough to provide two doses for most people in the country – is expected to be ready by the end of July.
It seems that Mr. Biden’s anti-epidemic measures are giving a positive signal with the number of new cases falling for five consecutive weeks, according to Reuters. Many localities in the US are loosening some restrictions, such as allowing restaurants to reopen on-site dining activities, towards reopening schools …
However, in an interview on CNN’s State of the Union program on February 21, Mr. Fauci stressed that Americans may still need to wear masks until 2022, to prevent the risk of spreading Covid-19, even when the US can reach “substantial normalcy” by the end of the year.
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