Since the beginning of the pandemic SARS-CoV-2 cov has infected about 10.7 million people on the planet. From the consequences of the infection and the resulting virus disease COVID-19 died over 517 thousand people.
The most dangerous situation is in the USA, where the number new cases for the fifth day in a row increases by more than 40 thousand people. On 2 July there is a new record – more than 52 thousand new infections a coronavirus, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
This is the highest rate of increase in new cases since the beginning of the pandemic in the country. Only in the US, the coronavirus has infected about 2.7 million people, for the last day died 706. The total number of deaths from this virus in the United States – 128 062.
The Director of the National Institute of allergic and infectious diseases of the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci, made a statement that if the authorities do not take the spread of the virus under control, the number of newly infected with the virus of a new type in the United States could soon grow to 100 thousand per day.
“We are clearly not in control of the situation,” acknowledged Fauci, noting that about half of new cases occur in four States – Florida, Arizona, Texas and California.
The incidence of COVID-19 were soaring in the US on the background of mass protests and widespread restrictions on the coronavirus. A number of States, including the largest one in Texas and Florida, have suspended or reversed measures the “opening” of the economy.
Fauci noted that many Americans do not wear masks and ignore the rules of social distancing. In addition, according to him, the number of Americans with anti-scientific views, ignoring the advice of experts is very large. “Some people are very strong unscientific, antivlastnogo and antivaccinia mood. This is a very large part of society that is very concerned about,” said the top us infectious disease.
American health organization warns that deaths from the coronavirus in the Caribbean and Latin America by October may be 400 thousand people, if not we will take strict control measures.
The US bought the world’s entire supply of ramdevpir
The US bought up the entire world three-month supply of the drug ramdevpir – anti-virus tools, created for Ebola treatment. During the tests conducted in April, revealed that he can be effective against COVID-19. However, it was confirmed that ramdevpir helps to recover faster after illness but does not cure it.
Despite this, the licensing court of the USA approved drug for the treatment of coronavirus.
Experts around the world for a number of reasons alarmed by the actions of the United States. First, in their view, the wide use of this drug may have undesirable consequences. In particular, it is unknown how he will interact with a future vaccine. Second, the US left without ramdevpir the rest of the world, and the drug may be needed for other purposes.
“The US has access to most of the stocks of the drug, Europe is nothing left,” says a specialist from Liverpool University, Andrew hill. The US purchased 90% of the reserves of the finished product, up to the end of September 2020.
However, the Secretary of health and human services Alex Azar is confident that “President trump a terrific way gave Americans access to the first authorized therapeutic tool against COVID-19”.