President Trump announced at the White House on the 28th that 150 million new coronavirus rapid test kits will be distributed to states by the end of 2020.
Trump said at a press conference held in the Rose Garden of the White House that these reagents can obtain test results within 15 minutes. 100 million of them will be used to support the economic restart and school resumption, and the other 50 million will be used to support high-risk communities such as nursing homes.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 22:00 on the 28th, the number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States has exceeded 7.147 million, with 205,000 deaths. At present, there are still 30 states in the United States that have more than 5% of new coronavirus tests.
American public opinion believes that the Trump administration’s plan is to urge states to restart campuses as soon as possible, so that students can return to school and resume classes. According to the US “Capitol Hill”, in normal years, about 56.6 million primary and middle school students in the United States are enrolled in public schools. However, due to the epidemic, most public schools will use remote “online classes” to teach in this fall. Still cautious.
An analysis report issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 28th showed that from March 1 to September 19, more than 277,000 school-age children in the United States tested positive for the new coronavirus, and more than 3,200 of them needed hospital treatment. The incidence rate for adolescents aged 12-17 is about twice that for children aged 5-11.
As the US government announced this rapid test distribution plan, medical experts are worried that the new crown epidemic in the United States will surge again in autumn and winter.
According to the statistical analysis of the New York Times, the current average daily number of new cases in the United States is 43,000, an increase of 23% from the average two weeks ago. 32 states have seen an increase in confirmed cases.
Harvard University epidemiologist Michael Mina believes that 100 million tests are unlikely to last long for a campus restart. The White House plan is “a good start, but the number is not enough.”
U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services Girol said at the White House that day that the number of new coronavirus tests in the United States has exceeded 110 million, and the average daily test volume is about 920,000. In the next phase, the average daily inspection volume in the United States is expected to reach 3 million.