It’s terrifying how the ongoing pandemic is affecting the world fiercely and aggressively, and for the moment, the US is the most affected country. With over half a million infected people and more than 20,000 deaths, the US government is looking for solutions.
Many of the States have already imposed a lockdown, and the Trump Administration is worried that there will be between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths across the country. After the President once suggested that the new coronavirus is just a hoax, Trump is now ready to take things a lot more seriously and learn from mistakes.
A very good sign is that empty hospital beds are becoming more and more prevalent. We deployed 418 Doctors, Nurses and Respiratory Therapists from the hospital ship Comfort and the Javits Convention Center to hospitals in NYC & State. Have more bed capacity than was needed. Good!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2020
The US Government has put a lockdown in place
Furthermore, the US government assured that the supplies of essential services would be maintained. A lot of the States are coming with measures for limiting the spread of the COVID-19 disease as much as possible. For instance, Michigan, Ohio, Washington, Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia and Wisconsin have announced Statewide Quarantine.
California has suspended non-essential activities for all citizens. Mississippi and Oklahome didn’t implement major restrictions, but all their schools were closed. Chicago has imposed a complete lockdown and closed the public facilities. The USA citizens are doing their best to stay home as most as possible, and remote work is also extremely encouraged in this period.
All these measures seem to start having significant and beneficial effects since Donald Trump announced recently that the number of New Yorkers admitted to hospitals has dropped. New York is overall the hardest hit American State by the COVID-19 pandemic, having some terrifying numbers as for April 12: 181,144 infected people, and a death toll of 8,627.
According to worldometers.info, the US is currently dealing with 482,033 active cases of infected people with the new coronavirus. 30,502 citizens had been recovered from the illness, and 20,580 died.