The United States on the 25th new confirmed cases of about 40,000 cases, many states in a single day new cases set a new high. As the outbreak rebounds, many states are considering a moratorium on restarts. But the White House under U.S. President Donald Trump has continued to insist that the outbreak is good, calling for a continued restart across the country, sparking criticism. It is widely believed that the current federal and state “cognitive dissonance” on the issue of the epidemic, making the United States in response to the outbreak rebound contradictions, it is difficult to quickly control the situation.
The front line situation is serious, multi-state suspension of restart
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said Friday that antibody test results estimate that the actual number of new viruses in the United States may be more than 20 million. Experts believe that the CDC’s statement indicates that the U.S. outbreak is still in its early stages.
According to the Washington Post, according to the U.S. state health department reported a summary of cases, the United States 25 new confirmed cases 39,327 cases, Texas, Alabama, Missouri, Nevada and other states single-day new cases hit a recent high. Texas announced the same day, in view of the recent surge in new crown cases, the suspension of the economic restart program. There are reports that the intensive care beds in the Houston area of Texas have been fully used up on the 25th.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on the 26th that restricts certain business activities and services, including requiring bars that sell more than 51 percent of their total revenue from alcoholic beverages to close by 12 p.m. on the same day, but can retain meal and take-away services;
“As I said at the outset, if the positive rate rises to more than 10 percent, Texas will take further action to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. “At the moment, it is clear that the increase in cases is mainly driven by certain types of activity, including bar gatherings,” Mr Abbott said in a statement. The measures in this executive order are critical to our task of quickly controlling the virus and protecting public health. “
Florida also quickly followed suit, announcing that bars must stop selling alcoholic beverages and that the policy would take effect immediately. Earlier, the state’s health department reported that the 25th confirmed 8,942 new cases, again breaking the single-day record. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey also announced On the 25th that he was suspending plans to restart the economy further. At the current rate of infection, the state’s intensive care unit will soon be overwhelmed, Mr Ducey said. He also requires businesses and merchants that are still in operation and operation to adhere strictly to the requirement of maintaining a social distance.
Also on The 25th, California Governor Gavin Newsome said the state’s hospitalization sits with new crown pneumonia has increased by 32 percent in the past two weeks, and the state will consider postponing plans to restart the economy further if the number of patients begins to put pressure on beds in hospitals, especially in intensive care units.
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Downplayed outbreak data, White House insists on restart
Many governors on the front lines of the crisis, including Republican governors, have been under intense pressure to take partisan politics into account, bloomberg reported. As a key Republican governor, Texas Governor Abbott announced on the 25th to suspend the restart, sending an important signal.
Subsequently, Florida, Arizona and California followed suit to varying degrees, further highlighting the national and local differences in the fight against the epidemic. Even so, the Trump administration has refused to change its tune, refusing to acknowledge the gravity of the situation. Trump said on Twitter on the 25th that the number of new u.S. deaths has “dropped a lot” and said the U.S. has one of the lowest death rates in the world. “We have a case because you tested it. But the death toll has fallen. “Trump again blamed testing for the rise in confirmed cases in Wisconsin that day.
Pence said at the outbreak launch on the 26th that he hopes the U.S. economy will continue to restart, and said young people “have a particular responsibility” to avoid the spread of the new coronavirus. He also said the White House has no rules on wearing masks, which state and local governments can decide on their own.
Pence also said in Ohio on the 25th that the Trump administration is working closely with the front-line states, but stressed that “in about 38 states, the case level has even declined.” “While you’ve seen in the news over the past week that cases and outbreaks are on the rise in several southern states, I want to assure you that the White House outbreak response team and the entire administration are continuing to work with the leaders of those states to respond to the outbreak.” He said he would soon travel to Texas and Arizona to meet with local officials.
Other White House officials are also actively briefing, saying the restart plan is irreversible. “We’re going to see these things (cases go up),” he said. “But the economy will not be shut down again, ” white House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday. “
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State and local “cognitive dissonance”
Today’s Americans seem to live in a “parallel world”: churches, beaches and bars are overcrowded on one side and hospital beds on the other. Even as states have broken new record numbers of new cases, the federal government is pushing for a restart of the economy, reflecting the state’s counter-control with the federal government on the fight against the epidemic.
In the early days of the outbreak, Mr. Trump told state governors that they had to deal with the outbreak on their own, according to the Washington Post. Now, in the post-economic boom, the negative impact of this decentralized decision is particularly pronounced, and it is influenced by partisan politics, and some states have made arbitrary decisions. Texas Gov. Abbott, for example, is a staunch ally of Mr. Trump, and before other states act, he has been the first to push for a reboot, sparking widespread skepticism both inside and outside the state.
Aside from the states, experts note that Trump and Pence have also failed to deliver coherent, unified policy signals that are disturbing. Not only have they repeatedly downplayed the dangers, but they have also continued to denigrate virus prevention and control measures such as testing, wearing masks and social isolation, even ignoring the advice of health officials, making the government appear contradictory.
Mr. Trump recently called the new virus test a “double-edged sword” and that the more confirmed cases were detected, “making us look bad”, and he has asked officials to slow down the tests. Mr. Pence said fears of another surge in infections were “exaggerated” and a product of the media’s “panic.” At the urging of the federal government, some governors have followed the federal government’s lead, blaming more tests for the rise in cases.
Public health experts generally scoff edifyed the White House’s claims. The u.S. top infectious disease expert Fuchs 26, said the outbreak rebound in some areas is due to the economic restart too early, or the public failed to comply with the epidemic prevention guidelines. “I think politicians are denying (the outbreak),” said Kami King, director of infectious diseases and international medicine at the University of South Florida. Andrew Pavia, director of the Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Utah School of Health, believes that ignoring the rise in cases and promoting a rapid restart sends a dangerous and inaccurate signal. “On the one hand, the message you get from politics and business is that we have to go, go, go, reopen. “On the other hand, the epidemiological indicators you see show that we still have to be very careful . . . This is a cognitive disorder. “
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It is this “cognitive dissonance” that has led to a bizarre “two-track epidemic” in the United States: a Trump administration that has pushed for a restart and is committed to holding campaign rallies, and a state government that has been overwhelmed with the need to suspend the restart. The federal government’s head-to-toe with state governments has given people a sense of dissoconnection and paradoxical america during the outbreak. It is generally accepted that this contradiction is an important reason for the poor control of the epidemic. (CCTV reporter Gu Xiang)