The Latest US News: Since May, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 per day in the United States has exceeded 2,000 for the first time. The hospitals across the country have been full. This heralds a surge in deaths as the coronavirus pandemic has cast a shadow over the holiday season.
On Tuesday (November 24), the death toll reached 2157 (1 death every 40 seconds).
Moreover, another 170,000 people were infected. Experts say this number may increase because thousands of Americans violated official warnings and went to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday.
The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States on Tuesday exceeded 87,000. According to official Reuters data. Meanwhile, 30 of the 50 U.S. states reported a record number of COVID-19-related cases this month.
When the pandemic started, 3384 people died on April 14.
Dr. Tatiana Prowell of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine said since the beginning of the global pandemic, there have been nearly 260,000 deaths and 12.6 million infections in the United States, ranking first in the world. “all the Thanksgiving travel ensures no one will catch us, either”.”
Prowell said on Twitter: “The US ‘each person for himself’ mindset is killing hundreds of thousands of us. Devastating to watch.”
We were already in 1st place for # of ppl infected w/ #coronavirus & # of #COVID19 deaths, but all the #Thanksgiving travel ensures no one will catch us either. The US "each person for himself" mindset is killing hundreds of thousands of us. Devastating to watch. #MedTwitter pic.twitter.com/7JHeO2CG2s
— Tatiana Prowell, MD (@tmprowell) November 24, 2020
As the number of cases soared, more than half of the governors took or re-taken measures in the state this month. However, despite strict requirements for masks, curfews, and restrictions on bars and restaurants, the indicators of this virus will only worsen.
US President-elect Biden promised to fight the epidemic on January 20 as his top priority.
He gave a speech on Wednesday to encourage Americans and focus on their sacrifices, his office said.
The outgoing President, Donald Trump, remained largely silent on this issue, making a one-minute appearance in the White House briefing room on Tuesday to talk about the stock market.
A Reuters survey of 217 regions shows that at the same time. School districts across the United States are facing pressure from all sides in how to educate children during the pandemic.
Furthermore, Many parents are reluctant to accept online teaching. They believing that online teaching is inferior to classroom learning, which will cause damage to family and work lives. Other parents worry about sending their children back to the classroom prematurely during the pandemic. The teacher said that they were worried that the infection would feel uncomfortable.
“Every school district across the nation is in the position in which no matter what decision they make and how well thought out it is, it will leave some in the community thinking it’s the wrong decision.”
Larry Rother , senior executive director of Pre. -Educational services for grades K-12 in Chandler, Arizona said in the statement.
Vaccines that show promise may help.
Officials of the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed program told reporters on Tuesday. That they plan to issue 6.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine nationwide for the first time after regulatory approval of the first COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. The situation may happen as early as December 10.
They said that if all goes well, 40 million doses will be distributed by the end of this year.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expecting to rule on Pfizer Inc’s emergency use of vaccines on December 10.