[General Epidemic News]White House report: “U.S. variant virus” may have appeared, China’s Shijiazhuang epidemic prevention personnel died in action| Apple News Network| Apple Daily

After Wuhan pneumonia spread from China to the world in December 2019, as of today (9th), more than 88.83 million people have been infected, of which more than 1.912 million have died.

The White House report: There is a fear of “U.S. variant virus.”A document obtained by the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) on the 8th showed that the White House Coronavirus Task Force (White House Coronavirus Task Force) found that there may be a new variant of Wuhan pneumonia, which has evolved in the United States and is spreading. .

According to the report sent to the states on January 3, in addition to the British variant virus strain, this new variant has spread in the community, and its infectiousness may be 50% higher. According to the report, the epidemic working group stated that the recent surge in cases has almost doubled the speed of the spring and summer. According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, in the past 7 days, the United States has reported at least 228,400 new cases and at least 2,760 new deaths every day. On Thursday (7th), the number of deaths from Wuhan pneumonia in the United States even exceeded 4,000, setting a new record.

According to the report, this trend of accelerating transmission shows that in addition to the British variant virus strain that has been circulating in the community, there may be another American variant that has evolved within the country, and the infectivity may be 50% higher. The report calls for active measures to be taken to deal with more powerful viruses; if there is no unified implementation of an effective mask-wearing policy (with two or three-layer masks) and strict social distance regulations, as these variant viruses Spread, the pandemic may worsen quickly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Department of Health and Human Services have not yet responded to media requests for comment.

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China Epidemic】

The National Health Commission of China announced on the 9th that in the past 24 hours, 33 new cases were confirmed, of which 16 were imported from abroad (7 in Shanghai, 4 in Liaoning, 2 in Guangdong, 1 in Jiangsu, 1 in Fujian, and 1 in Shandong. ), 17 local cases (14 in Hebei, 3 in Liaoning), and no new deaths.

According to China‘s official data, a total of 96,562 people in China (including Hong Kong and Macau) have been infected with the epidemic, of which 4,789 have died.

Anti-epidemic workers in Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China were killed in action. An epidemic broke out in Hebei Province at the beginning of the month. Shijiazhuang and Xingtai, the most severely affected cities, have collected more than 6.75 million samples, of which 304 have tested positive, and Shijiazhuang has 289. According to the “Xiaoxiang Morning Post”, Li Xzhi, a staff member of the Guotai Street community at the Xiyuan Street Office in Xinhua District, Shijiazhuang, suddenly “fainted” during work on the 8th. Community staff confirmed: “Li Xzhi suffered a sudden illness during the epidemic detection and was sent to the hospital as soon as possible, but the rescue was ineffective and died.”

In view of the continuous heating up in Hebei Province, the authorities have announced that people and vehicles in Shijiazhuang and Xingtai are basically prohibited from leaving the local area (officials do not use the word “closed city” but the meaning is the same). Tong Zhaohui, an expert from the National Health Commission of China who lives in Shijiazhuang City, insists that although the epidemic in Hebei Province spreads relatively quickly, it is “controllable as a whole.”

【International Epidemic】

(Country epidemic situation)

Peru discovered the first case of the British variant virus. The patient was a woman living in the capital Lima. She had no history of traveling abroad. The authorities stated that the patient had participated in a family gathering before Christmas and would trace close contacts.

The White House warned of a possible “U.S. variant virus.” A document obtained by the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) on the 8th showed that the White House Coronavirus Task Force (White House Coronavirus Task Force) found that there may be a new variant of Wuhan pneumonia, which has evolved in the United States and is spreading. .

According to the report sent to the states on January 3, in addition to the British variant virus strain, this new variant has spread in the community, and its infectiousness may be 50% higher. According to the report, the epidemic working group stated that the recent surge in cases has almost doubled the speed of the spring and summer. According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, in the past 7 days, the United States has reported at least 228,400 new cases and at least 2,760 new deaths every day. On Thursday (7th), the number of deaths from Wuhan pneumonia in the United States even exceeded 4,000, setting a new record.

According to the report, this trend of accelerating transmission shows that in addition to the British variant virus strain that has been circulating in the community, there may be another American variant that has evolved within the country, and the infectivity may be 50% higher. The report calls for active measures to be taken to deal with more powerful viruses; if there is no unified implementation of an effective mask-wearing policy (with two or three-layer masks) and strict social distance regulations, as these variant viruses Spread, the pandemic may worsen quickly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Department of Health and Human Services have not yet responded to media requests for comment.

The Buddha’s epidemic prevention work, Sweden passed a new law to force closure of business premises. On the 8th, the Swedish Parliament passed a new epidemic law specially formulated for the prevention and treatment of Wuhan pneumonia, allowing the government to adopt more active epidemic prevention measures in accordance with the law. The bill will officially go on the road on the 10th, and its effect will last until September 30 this year. According to the new law, the Swedish government will be able to restrict the business hours and the number of visitors to public places including cinemas, gyms, swimming pools, shopping centers, etc., and can also force closure of these places if necessary, and the government can also impose penalties on violators in accordance with the law.

Ukraine announced a total blockade. The Cabinet of Ukraine announced that it will implement a comprehensive blockade policy from 0:00 on the 8th to 0:00 on the 25th to prevent further spread of the epidemic during the New Year.

Romania found the first case of a British variant of the virus. The patient was a 27-year-old female. She sought medical treatment after developing mild symptoms on the 3rd. A virus test showed that she was infected. The patient stated that he had not traveled abroad recently.

(Vaccine related)

The US vaccination schedule is seriously behind. The Trump administration promised earlier that 20 million people would be vaccinated against Wuhan pneumonia by the end of last year. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on the 8th that as of Thursday (7th), the federal government has distributed more than 21 million doses to the country. Vaccines, but only 6 million people were vaccinated. Over the past seven days, more than 1.61 million people have been infected and 19,000 people have died. The CDC is trying to get more people vaccinated. Biden said on the 8th that as soon as he takes office, he will release all available vaccines to speed up the distribution. Biden will announce the details of the measures next week.

Iran bans the import of British and American vaccines. Iran’s supreme spiritual leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei banned the government from importing Wuhan pneumonia vaccines from the United States and the United Kingdom. Hamini said through a television speech that if the United States had the ability to produce vaccines, the epidemic in the United States would not be so severe. He praised Iran’s efforts to develop vaccines and also allowed other “reliable places” to obtain vaccines.

(International Center / Comprehensive Foreign News, Central News Agency report)

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