On June 20, President trump publicly declared “slowing down detection.”. In August, the White House didn’t seem to have to worry about it. Now the United States is about to change from “slow detection” to “unable to detect”.
on August 9, 5 million new crown cases were confirmed in the United States. It increased by 1 million and took 17 days. More than 40% of the five states are infected. However, the Associated Press found that in the past two weeks, the number of new crown tests in the United States decreased by 3.6%, and the average daily detection volume in 22 states decreased.
according to the Washington Post, it still takes a long time to get the test results in the United States: five to seven days is short, and many laboratories report that the test results often take longer. In theory, the U.S. should have a stronger detection capability for new coronavirus than other countries, but it has been overburdened. Many laboratories in the United States are unable to operate efficiently due to the lack of key detection reagents, Reuters reported.
Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, said in an interview with CNN: “the United States has spent billions of dollars and in a very unfair way to obtain test results that are worthless than any other country in the world. No other country is as muddled as the United States. ”
behind the slow detection rate is the shortage of detection equipment, especially the lack of kit. According to statistics, the United States can carry out about 800000 tests a day, but the actual demand for testing has reached 6-10 million times / day. Quidel and BD, the president of kit manufacturers, agreed that demand for test kits would far exceed the capacity of all manufacturers, at least in the next few quarters.
according to worldmeter, in these items – active cases, severe cases, total confirmed cases and total deaths – the US data is the first in the world, and the situation will continue to deteriorate. According to the model of the Institute of health statistics and evaluation of the University of Washington, by the beginning of December, 300000 people in the United States will die from the new coronavirus, which is equivalent to one in every 1000 Americans!
as the world’s number one science and technology power, the United States seems to be powerless in the face of the virus. In fact, it is not that the United States does not know how to prevent the epidemic, but Washington is “unwilling to do so”.