Chinanews.com, Beijing, December 2nd, title: Omi Keron virus is here, will the US still dare to relax its epidemic prevention?

  Author Li Nan

  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on the 1st that it has confirmed the discovery of the country's first case of infection with the Omi Keron strain of the mutated new crown virus.

Affected by this news, U.S. stocks that had rebounded that day turned down across the board.

Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the United States, said in an interview a few days ago that the emergence of Ome Keron virus in the United States is inevitable.

The United States may usher in the fifth wave of the new crown epidemic, and the severity of the new wave depends on how the United States takes measures.

  According to statistics from the World Health Organization, more than 23 countries around the world have found confirmed cases of the Omi Keron strain.

The WHO also stated that the mutant strain will bring a "very high risk" to the world.

Israel, Japan, etc. have successively announced the "closed state" and are preparing for the new virus.

  However, US President Biden recently stated that in the face of new mutant strains, the public “needs attention, but there is no need to panic”.

He said that as long as people are vaccinated with the new crown vaccine and booster shots and wear masks indoors, there is no need to lock down the city.

It is worth mentioning that after the Omi Keron virus appeared in South Africa, the Biden administration did not immediately announce the ban on flights to eight African countries, but announced that the "no-fly order" took effect a few days later.

The move drew a lot of criticism in the United States. For example, Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas condemned the Biden administration's travel ban for too late and too little effect.

  In addition to the belated "no-flying order", Biden's two "big moves" called for vaccination and wearing masks have been far less effective than expected.

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 59% of all people in the United States are vaccinated, which is the lowest in the G7, and only 20% of these people have been vaccinated.

In addition, there are more and more cases of "breakthrough infection" in various states across the United States.

Even in New England, where vaccination rates are high, the epidemic has rebounded severely.

In Michigan, between October 7 and November 5, 28% of hospitalized patients and 24% of deaths were vaccinated.

  In the United States, it is no less difficult to popularize wearing masks than to promote vaccination.

Even more worrying is that many states in the United States have lifted the ban on masks, including the capital, Washington, DC.

Even the president himself has left the public with the impression that he does not wear a mask.

On Thanksgiving Day, Biden was in a store without a mask covering his entire face and was filmed by the media. The conservatives immediately took the opportunity to attack Biden's hypocrisy.

  According to the US "New York Times" report, as of November 23, the CDC has recorded 386,000 new coronary pneumonia deaths this year, surpassing the 385,000 deaths in 2020.

The President of the National Institutes of Health, Collins, admitted that the United States has "failed" to contain the surge in new crown cases infected with the Delta strain and "is paying a terrible price now."

  However, the Biden administration seems unwilling to face this fact.

In July of this year, Biden announced at the celebration of American Independence Day that the United States has gained the upper hand in the war against the new crown virus.

Today, the Ome Keron virus has appeared in the United States.

If only calls for vaccinations and wearing masks without other strict epidemic prevention measures, the American people will face a high risk of lax prevention of the epidemic.

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