The “State of the virus” as the New York Times called the United States of America this week, continues to endure the ravages of a Covid-19 pandemic. According to Johns Hopkins University, the daily records of infections and deaths for several weeks has confirmed America status as the most affected country in the world with more than 388,000 deaths and 23 million people infected.
At least 3,973 new coronavirus deaths and 238,390 new cases were announced in the United States on Tuesday 14th. Over recent weeks, there has been an average of 240,199 cases per day, an increase of 27 per cent from the average two weeks earlier. As of Friday morning, more than 23,371,100 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus, according to a New York Times database.
Get the country out of this “dark winter”
Vaccination campaigns are slipping away from the targets announced by the White House when they were launched in mid-December 2020. Faced with this disturbing legacy, President-elect Joe Biden detailed, Thursday, January 14, the measures his administration intends to take upon taking office on January 20. Serious and without exaggerated optimism, the Democrat pledged to “act quickly” to get the country out of this “dark winter”. Its $ 1.9 trillion “bailout” of the US economy, yet to be approved by Congress, calls for $ 400 billion to be spent on wider and more efficient vaccine distribution, renewed efforts on testing. , research into SARS-CoV-2 variants and funding of protective measures allowing schools to reopen. The emergency economic measures promised by Joe Biden plans to deliver 100 million vaccines in the first 100 days of his term.