"钻石公主"号在日本康复患者返港再检呈阳性
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自美国出现首例新冠肺炎确诊以来,已经过了两个多月。目前,美国已经成为全球新冠肺炎疫情的“震中”,确诊病例数为全球首位。

(图:美国驻华大使布兰斯塔德)

除了“围堵”失败,美国政府也未能尽早加大检测力度,这一定程度上让公共卫生官员盲目行动。3月28日,美国《纽约时报》一篇名为《错失的一个月:失败的病毒检测如何使美国对新冠肺炎视而不见》的报道指出,由于技术缺陷、监管障碍、官僚主义和领导层事务等多重因素,美国早期未能对疑似病例进行大规模检测,使得美国“缺失了一个月”,白白错失了遏制疫情的最佳时机。

曾组织美国留学生向中国捐赠口罩的美国乔治华盛顿大学学生曹茗然在澎湃新闻撰文写道,3月2日自己去弗吉尼亚的中国超市采购时,“整个超市里只有我一个人戴着口罩,超市里的各种商品也非常充足。”直到3月7日左右,美国的疫情急转直下,超市里的食品才开始被“抢空”——而那时他的工作也变成了为美国学生发口罩。

布兰斯塔德大使Moving Forward TogetherLast week, President Trump and President Xi had a very good, productive phone conversation regarding the global COVID-19 pandemic.  And, over the weekend, I spoke with Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang about our countries’ joint efforts to combat COVID-19.  I underscored that now is the time to look forward, and relayed my appreciation for Chinese efforts to assist our government in the export of needed medical supplies to the United States.The U.S. Embassy has already been hard at work bringing U.S. and Chinese companies together to meet the growing immediate needs for critical personal protective equipment in the United States.  And we are working closely with Chinese government officials to facilitate the shipment of those supplies out of China.  No one country can fight this battle alone, and I am confident that our two countries will continue to find ways to jointly cooperate to combat this common enemy that threatens the lives of all of us.As the entire U.S. Mission to China continues our support and concern for our Chinese colleagues who work for Embassy Beijing and our five Consulates, we now look homeward with concern for the health and safety of our own families, friends, and loved ones back in the United States.  The work we are all doing is crucial, and I encourage everyone to continue your valiant efforts to fight this pandemic.Moving forward together, I know that we will get through these difficult times.Ambassador Branstad

淡化疫情,错失防控窗口期

纽约州护士协会成员、儿科急诊室护士肖恩·佩蒂(Sean Petty)表示,医疗用品短缺迫使他所在的医院只能给症状严重、有资格接受新冠病毒检查的患者提供口罩。

3月27日,美国的新冠肺炎确诊病例已经超过中国和意大利,成为全球疫情新“震中”。美国疫情未来将如何发展?“拐点”何时到来?

据新华社报道,白宫3月31日预估,即便继续采取严格的防控措施,仍可能有10万至24万民众死于新冠肺炎。纽约市和新泽西州部分地区的停尸房已满,一些医院只能找冷藏车保存病患遗体。

中国公共卫生和流行病学专家、中国疾控中心原副主任杨功焕也对澎湃新闻表示,自己2月28日到美国,“刚刚来的时候几乎没有人戴口罩,一个星期后,零星有那么一两个人戴,华人多的区域可能百分之七八十的人都戴。”她还观察到,一些快餐店的售货员在销售食品时既未保持适当的距离,也未戴口罩。