COVID-19: US, China enter a new phase

This is considered an important milestone in the fight against this disease in the US. The administration of US President Joe Biden believes that this May 11 milestone will give states enough time to prepare for related changes.

The above information comes in the context that the fight against COVID-19 in the US has gradually cooled down even as the number of people receiving the latest booster vaccine is still modest. In addition, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every day about 500 Americans still die from COVID-19. Previously, on January 11, the US Department of Health and Human Services continued to extend the public health emergency due to COVID-19 until mid-April, thereby maintaining measures to help millions of people. access to essential health care services.

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Tourists in Sanya city, Hainan province – China on January 25 Photo: REUTERS

Meanwhile, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said on January 30 that the country had entered a low-contagious phase of COVID-19 with the number of new cases gradually decreasing. According to NHC, this development shows the effectiveness of epidemic prevention and control work after lowering the management rank of COVID-19 from Class A to Class B. Chinese state media quoted Mr. Fu Wei, an NHC official, as saying: It is known that since December 21, 2022, the number of fever check-ups at the clinics under the grassroots health care has decreased compared to the previous increasing trend. The number of patients from January 21 to 27 remained low. An NHC spokesman said that the top priority right now is prevention in rural areas, and emphasized the need to pay more attention to at-risk groups. Meanwhile, medical expert Zhuang Shilihe in Guangzhou said that another focus is on mass vaccination, improving the effectiveness of treatment drugs.

The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on January 30 also expressed optimism about the COVID-19 development when he said that the world situation is much better now than it was a year ago, when the crisis was over. Omicron bodies begin to spread widely. According to CNBC, Tedros said that COVID-19 remains a global emergency but hopes the world will come out of this situation this year.


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