A record! More than 94,000 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. in 24 hours

Johns Hopkins University statistics show that as of 5:24 GMT on 25 May 25, the cumulative number of new coronary pneumonia cases diagnosed in the United States reached 85,635,540, with 224,720 deaths. 24-hour new confirmed cases of more than 94,000, breaking the record for the highest number of new cases in a single day since the outbreak in the United States was just set on the 23rd.

According to CNN reported on 23, at the time of the surge in confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia reported across the United States, the U.S. Government Medical Director Jerome Adams had warned at the Global Health Diplomacy Leaders Summit that this week could be the worst week since the outbreak of the epidemic.

U.S. experts: number of new cases in a single day may top 100,000

In a media interview on Local 24, Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease and Policy Research at the University of Minnesota, warned that the number of new confirmed cases in the U.S. on a single day could soon reach six figures, which is the 100,000 mark. In the next three to four weeks, the death toll could rise sharply.

The number of new deaths in a single day will be “alarming” in the future, according to the former director of the FDA.

A former U.S. Food and Drug Administration administrator, Scott Gottlieb, said in an interview on Wednesday that the number of new U.S. deaths in a single day could be “alarming” in the coming months.

SCOTT GOTTLIEB, FORMER FDA SECRETARY: The challenge will come with the winter months. The death rate will go down, but there are too many people infected with the new coronavirus. The number of new deaths per day will be staggering, and it’s possible we could see well over a thousand new deaths in a single day. Based on estimates of the number of cases that could be confirmed as we head into winter, we could see up to 2,000 new deaths in a single day.

U.S. health official chokes up several times as he reads outbreak data

The number of new confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths across the U.S. continues to grow, and in the face of an out-of-control epidemic situation, the state’s top health official could not help but choke up several times and burst into tears during the 23rd Illinois epidemic conference. She said, “This epidemic is like a tough marathon because the finish line looks like it’s out of reach.”

Fauci: White House outbreak task force meeting only once a week

The epidemic in the United States is worsening, but the frequency of meetings of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, which is composed of several US federal government department heads, is decreasing, with only one meeting per week being held at present, criticized by the US media as “virtually useless”.

Recently, key members of the working group, the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci, in an interview with the media, expressed concern about this situation.

Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID): In the early spring, when the epidemic in the northeastern United States started to get serious, we were able to have five or six meetings a week, sometimes seven. But within a few months, the U.S. government tilted its focus toward restarting the economy. Now, on average, we only have one meeting a week.

Fauci also revealed that President Trump had not attended a meeting of the White House Task Force on Coronavirus Response for several months; Scott Atlas, the White House epidemic advisor with no experience in infectious diseases or epidemiology, was more trusted than the more professional members of the task force.

After Scott Atlas took office in mid-August, he publicly questioned the efficacy of the masks and called for schools to quickly resume classes.

Fauci said the United States is in a very dangerous time. Wearing masks, maintaining social distance and avoiding gatherings of people are very important measures in order to contain the outbreak.

Flaws in the system may lead to “underestimation” of the outbreak data.

As the epidemic continues to spread in the U.S., hospitalization rates have risen sharply in several states. According to the Associated Press reported on 23, Missouri’s health department from the 20th onwards to release news that the state’s recent number of hospitalized patients was “underestimated”, the reason may be the federal level of data collection system deficiencies.

The Missouri health department says the federal hospitalization reporting system is down, and the actual number of admissions is now higher than the number reported. Mary Becker, vice president of the Missouri Hospital Association, says the flawed system problem could affect hospitals across the nation.

The New Crown Tracking Program, a U.S. civilian outbreak statistics website, said that according to their statistics, including Missouri, there are at least six states with anomalies in the number of hospital admissions. For example, Kansas changed the number of patients in the intensive care unit from 80 to 1 without any explanation.

U.S. charity: at least 54 million people will face hunger across the U.S.

The economic impact of the worsening epidemic in the United States is further exacerbating poverty among vulnerable populations, CNN reported on 24 March.

According to a private charity, more than 54 million people in the U.S. will soon face food shortages, an increase of 17 million from before the epidemic. Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the number of applications for food aid has increased significantly; to the private charity, for example, since March, the number of applications for food aid received increased by 60%.

Analysis suggests that food shortages will have an even greater impact on the health of vulnerable groups, including low-income families, children and the elderly.