According to Bloomberg News, as of Sunday afternoon New York time, the total number of people infected with the disease in the United States since the outbreak reached 9.87 million. Accounting for about one-fifth of the world’s 50.33 million.
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, the cumulative number of people infected with the disease in the United States exceeds 10 million.
Former Director of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Scott Gottlieb said on the 8th that the administration must adopt a more proactive strategy to combat the epidemic from now until January next year in an interview with the CBS program “Face the Nation”.
“The election is over. I think they must focus on what they can do nationwide”. He said, “We have been arguing politically about a dichotomy that I think is wrong. This is actually a choice between banning the city or not, but it is not the case.”
Scott Gottlieb pointed out that he believes that closing the city is not the only solution to control the virus. “We don’t need to lock the country, shut down businesses. Tell people that they must stay at home to get some way to control the virus. We can’t completely control the virus by doing so. It is a contagious virus. It will spread, but it does not need to spread at the level and speed that it starts to oppress the medical system”. He said that President Biden should cooperate with the National Governors Association to implement his epidemic prevention plan nationwide.
Biden will announce the list of his advisory group on the epidemic on Monday (9th). 12 top scientists will draw up a set of policies to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Moreover, Biden plans to put these anti-epidemic plans into action on the first day of taking office on January 20 next year.
President-elect Biden of the United States will announce the list of his advisory group on the epidemic on Monday (9th).
In the first week of November, the number of people who died of new coronary pneumonia in the United States averaged more than 800 people a day. A sharp increase over recent months, but still lower than the worst days in April.
Although Biden’s victory in the election may allow Washington policymakers to introduce more aggressive anti-epidemic measures. After he takes office, any changes will take time to have a significant effect.
The research team led by Jan Hatzius, chief economist at Goldman Sachs, revised the US first-quarter growth forecast to 3.5% on Saturday. This is due to the epidemic, down from the original 7%.
Hatzius said that Biden may work with the Republicans in the Senate to launch a $1 trillion stimulus package. This is more than half less than if the Democrats could win both the White House and the House of Representatives at the same time.