China News Service, August 16th. The latest statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States show that as of 10:27 on August 16, Beijing time, the total number of confirmed cases of new crown worldwide exceeded 21.37 million, and the cumulative number of deaths exceeded 769,000. . More than 7,000 children in Alabama, the United States, were diagnosed with the new crown; the participating military officers were diagnosed with the new crown, and the Korean-US joint military exercise was postponed again; the German epidemic rebounded, and the disease control agency warned of the risk of loss of control; the Russian Ministry of Health said that the first batch of new crown vaccines had been produced.

On August 9, local time, pedestrians in Times Square, New York, USA.

In the next three weeks, 30,000 people will die from the new crown in the United States

More than 7,000 children diagnosed in Alabama

  According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, a total of 5.35 million confirmed cases and nearly 170,000 deaths in the United States. California is the most severely affected, with over 600,000 confirmed cases.

  The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the death toll will reach 180,000 to 200,000 in three weeks, which means that even in the case of strenuous control, 10,000 to 30,000 Americans will die from the new crown in the next three weeks.

  Some US health experts said that children accounted for more than 7% of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, and the number and proportion of child cases have been "gradually increasing" from March to July. According to data from the Alabama Department of Public Health website, more than 7,000 children in the state have tested positive for the new crown virus.

  American infectious disease expert Fauci warned that if the United States allows the spread of new coronavirus infections to achieve possible herd immunity, the death toll will be huge, especially among vulnerable people.

Affected by the epidemic, Tegel Airport, the busiest in Berlin, Germany, is now in the cold, and many shops in the commercial area of ​​the terminal have closed. Photo by China News Agency reporter Peng Dawei

German disease control agency warns of risk of out-of-control epidemic

South Korea-U.S. joint military exercises postponed due to the epidemic

  The epidemic situation in many parts of the world is not optimistic. Many governments urgently adjusted prevention and control measures.

  According to data from the German Federal Agency for Disease Control and Prevention, as of the 15th, Germany has had more than 1,000 new confirmed cases in a single day for 4 consecutive days. The head of the country’s disease control agency warned that if the public does not comply with the epidemic prevention requirements and allows this trend to continue, the epidemic "will face the risk of getting out of control."

  On the 15th, the number of new confirmed cases of new crown in France exceeded 3,000 in a single day, and multiple epidemic data indicators continued to deteriorate. French officials said they would propose to require masks to be worn in public workplaces.

  Philippine Ministry of Social Welfare and Development spokesman Dumlau said on the 15th that at least 150 employees of the Ministry of Social Welfare and Development have tested positive for the new crown virus.

  South Korea and the United States originally planned to start the exercise on the 16th, but the joint military exercise was postponed again because an officer scheduled to participate in the training was diagnosed with the new crown virus. In addition, the South Korean government has decided to upgrade the level of social distancing in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province to the second stage from the 16th, tentatively scheduled for two weeks.

Local time August 11, 2020, Moscow, Russia, Binnopharm's new crown vaccine production laboratory. Image source: People's Vision

The Russian Ministry of Health says it has produced the first batch of new crown vaccines

  India finds 73 new variants of new coronavirus strains

  At present, many countries are advancing research on the new coronavirus and speeding up vaccine development.

  According to the Russian Satellite Network, the Ministry of Health of Russia announced that the first batch of the new crown vaccine developed by the "Gamalea" National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology has been produced. Dmitriev, president of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, previously stated that the fund has received applications from more than 20 countries to purchase 1 billion doses of vaccines.

  Indian researchers have discovered 73 new variants of the new coronavirus strain in the eastern state of Orissa. This research will help to understand the vulnerability of the new crown virus strain and the dynamics of virus mutation in eastern India, especially in Orissa.

  Mexican government officials stated that Mexico will need up to 200 million doses of new coronavirus vaccine. If the clinical trials and regulatory approvals of the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca can proceed as planned, Mexico's 120 million residents may begin vaccination as early as April 2021. AstraZeneca is working with the governments of Argentina and Mexico to develop vaccines for use in Latin America.