As of February 3, 2023, the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is close to 676 million, and the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is close to 6.77 million, while among all the countries and regions ravaged by the new crown in the world, the United States has the highest number of confirmed cases and Countries with the highest number of deaths.
Almost all variants of the novel coronavirus have circulated in the United States since the pandemic began. As of February 3, 2023, more than 100 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19, more than 1.1 million people have died of COVID-19, and the national average life expectancy has been shortened by nearly 2.5 years 2020. Currently, the US population is shrinking. According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 350,000 people in the United States will die from Covid-19 in 2020 and more than 475,000 in 2021, making it the third most common cause of death behind heart disease for two years in a row Disease and cancer More than 267,000 people are expected to die from Covid-19 in 2022, making it likely to be the third leading cause of death in the U.S. population for the third year in a row.
At present, the United States is under the siege of various and multi-wave epidemics such as respiratory syncytial virus, new crown, and influenza. As the occupancy rate of ICU and bed occupancy in hospitals across the United States is close to 80%, it is still approaching the limit and approaching saturation. however, in fact, in the past three years, such an American “nightmare” has been happening all the time. For example, at the beginning of the epidemic in 2020, then US President Trump announced that the medical supplies in the emergency strategic reserve were almost exhausted. In February 2021, the U.S. Department of Health issued a report stating that due to the impact of the new crown, the U.S. medical services have suffered long-term challenges. At the beginning of 2022, the American media Axios stated that “the American medical system is facing tremendous pressure from Omicron.” illustration