US had Coronavirus earlier than China

Koon Yew Yin 16 May 2020

On 12 July 2019, two people have died and 18 others have been hospitalized after a “respiratory outbreak” at a Virginia retirement community, according to officials. The Fairfax County Department of Health said that 54 individuals had become ill with “respiratory symptoms ranging from upper respiratory symptoms (cough) to pneumonia” in the last 11 days at Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield.

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In a letter Wednesday to residents obtained by ABC News affiliate WJLA-TV in Washington D.C., Greenspring described symptoms as “fever, cough, body aches, wheezing, hoarseness and general weakness.” Benjamin Schwartz, a health department director, told ABC News on Thursday that the outbreak had been reported in the assisted-living and skilled-nursing sections. He said the outbreak began with the first case on 30 June 2019. 

That is why US has the most Covid 19 cases in the world. Currently US has 1,483,994 cases and 88,485 deaths. Both these figures are increasing at an alarming rate as shown on the 2 charts below. 

Daily deaths in US 

The Chinese method of containing the virus:

In December 2019, Wuhan discovered coronavirus cases and the Chinese Government lockdown the whole Hubei Province in mid- January 2020. As China considers human lives is more important than money, without any hesitation, the Chinese Government immediately lockdown Wuhan, the epicentre of the pandemic and increase medical facilities to tackle the pandemic. All the Chinese people obediently stay at homes, unlike the Americans who are demonstration against lockdown.  

After 76 days of lockdown, the city with 1 2 million people, reopens and people can go about to do business is as usual. When the people are out of their homes, every body must wear face masks and practise social distancing. The Government consider testing and contact tracing very important. When a person is tested positive, he has to report where has been in contact with people in the last 14 days. As a result of China’s stringent system, the number of Covid 19 cases can be counted with your fingers.   

The US President Trump’s method of containing Covid 19

He considers his coming November election is far more important than human lives. He does not want to follow the Chinese proven method. Moreover, he does not want to follow the medical advice given by Dr Anthony Stephen Fauci who is an American physician and immunologist expert who has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984. Dr Fauci has served several past Presidents before Trump. 

Trump is bashing China to create a diversion from the reality.  

Millions of Americans are relying on unemployment benefits for their livelihoods after losing their jobs to the coronavirus crisis.

Another 3 million people filed initial unemployment claims last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Department of Labor.

That brings the total number of first-time claimants to 36.5 million since mid-March. That represents 22.4% of the March labour force. America’s labour force shrank in April, as the crisis worsened.

American recession is inevitable 

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