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评论:推卸责任不能掩盖美国在应对COVID-19方面的失败

2020-5-18 10:33

 

2020年4月8日,在美国纽约布鲁克林区的冠状病毒大流行期间,医护人员将患者带进迈蒙尼德医疗中心的急诊室。(新华社纳格尔摄)


——美国人口不到世界人口的5%,但新冠肺炎病例却占世界的30%以上。


一些美国官员没有反思和改进美国的预防工作,而是坚持推卸责任。


-美国,世界上唯一的超级大国,在国际社会共同抗击病毒的努力中一直没有采取行动。


——一些美国政客不遗余力地掩盖事实真相,误导民众,以赢得选票。


北京,5月17日(新华社)——最新数据显示,美国是新冠肺炎疫情最严重的国家,新增病例超过140万,死亡人数达到88230人。尽管形势严峻,一些美国政客仍在逃避责任。


美国人口不到世界人口的5%,但新冠肺炎病例却占世界人口的30%以上。几家美国媒体报道说,到目前为止,新冠肺炎导致的死亡人数超过了越南战争。


很难相信这个地球上最富裕的国家会出现最多的新冠肺炎确诊病例,给全球疫情防控工作带来巨大压力。


一些美国官员没有反思和改进美国的预防工作,而是坚持要推卸责任。

 

自疫情爆发以来,这些美国官员只是简单地指责中国是第一个报告疫情的国家,要求中国承担不合理的责任,甚至要求中国赔偿,而他们自己却试图掩盖自己的行径,未能妥善应对疫情。


谎言在真理之光中蒸发。事实上,美国在应对埃博拉病毒方面的失败引发了批评。


美国政府没有宣布全国进入紧急状态,直到3月13日,70天之后通知中国的新病毒1月3日关闭其边境后40天2月2日向所有中国公民和外国侨民在中国旅行之前的14天之内。


在中国全力遏制疫情、与国际社会携手共克时艰的同时,美方却一意孤行、乱作一团,导致疫情加速蔓延。

 

此外,作为世界上唯一的超级大国,美国在国际社会共同抗击病毒的努力中一直没有发挥作用。


人们可以看到,美国方面采取了一系列不负责任的步骤,比如宣布暂停资助世界卫生组织(世卫组织)将责任转移到中国和世卫组织,拦截其他国家的预防材料和加速遣返“非法移民”拉美国家一样,逃避应有的责任,防止流行病的传播。


医学杂志《柳叶刀》在4月25日的一篇文章中说,全球卫生和全球卫生安全需要一个强大的世卫组织,而世卫组织又需要美国的大力支持。

 

此外,一些美国政客不遗余力地掩盖事实真相,误导民众,以赢得选票。


据美国一些媒体报道,美国疾病控制与预防中心(CDC)消息人士称,鉴于目前美国死亡人数过高,白宫已敦促CDC改变对冠状病毒死亡人数的统计方式,以便降低死亡人数。


公众没有兴趣玩推卸责任的游戏,这不会解决大流行。在这个关键时刻,美国政界人士需要做的是参与全球抗击病毒的努力,而不是逃避责任。

 

Healthcare workers bring a patient into the emergency room at Maimonides Medical Center during the coronavirus pandemic in the Brooklyn borough in New York, the United States, April 8, 2020. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)

-The United States accounts for less than 5 percent of the world's population, but its number of COVID-19 cases accounts for over 30 percent of the world.

-Instead of reflecting on and improving the country's prevention work, a few U.S. officials have insisted on shifting blame.

-The United States, the world's sole superpower, has been missing in action in the international community's joint anti-virus efforts.

-Some U.S. politicians spared no effort to cover up the truth and mislead people to win support at the ballot box.

BEIJING, May 17 (Xinhua) -- The latest data shows that the United States has suffered the most from the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 1.4 million cases and a death toll of 88,230. Despite the severe situation, some U.S. politicians are still bent on shirking their responsibilities.

The United States accounts for less than 5 percent of the world's population, but its number of COVID-19 cases accounts for over 30 percent of the world. Several U.S. media outlets have reported that so far COVID-19 has killed more Americans than the Vietnam War.

It is hard to believe that the wealthiest country on earth could have the greatest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and caused huge pressure on the pandemic prevention and control efforts worldwide.

Instead of reflecting on and improving the country's prevention work, a few U.S. officials have insisted on shifting blame.

People wait to receive food at a food distribution site in the Brooklyn borough of New York, the United States, May 14, 2020. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)

Since the outbreak, these U.S. officials have blamed China simply for being the first country to report the disease, asked China to shoulder ungrounded responsibilities, and even demanded reparations from China, while they themselves attempted to cover their tracks and failure to properly deal with the pandemic.

Lies evaporate in the light of truth. In fact, the United States' failures in its response to the virus have triggered criticism.

The U.S. government had not declared a national emergency until March 13, 70 days after it was notified by China of the new virus on Jan. 3, 40 days after it closed its borders on Feb. 2 to all Chinese citizens and foreign nationals who had traveled in China within the previous 14 days.

While China was making all-out efforts to curb the disease and work with the international community to tide over difficulties, the U.S. side was preoccupied with identifying scapegoats and mishandled the situation, which contributed to the accelerated spread.

A medical worker transfers the body of a victim who died of COVID-19 at a hospital in New York, the United States, April 6, 2020. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)

Furthermore, the United States, the world's sole superpower, has been missing in action in the international community's joint anti-virus efforts.

People can see that the U.S. side took a series of irresponsible steps, such as announcing a suspension of funding for the World Health Organization (WHO), shifting blame to China and the WHO, intercepting other countries' prevention materials and accelerating the repatriation of "illegal immigrants" to Latin American countries, to evade its due responsibility for preventing the spread of the pandemic.

The medical journal The Lancet said in an article on April 25 that global health and global health security need a strong WHO, which in turn needs strong support from the United States.

Trucks used as storage for bodies of victims who died of COVID-19 are seen in New York, the United States, April 6, 2020. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)

Moreover, some U.S. politicians spared no effort to cover up the truth and mislead people to win support at the ballot box.

According to some U.S. media outlets, sources from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the White House, considering the current number of U.S. fatalities too high, has pressed the CDC to change how they count coronavirus deaths, so that lower death tolls will be reported.

The public has little appetite for playing the blame game, which will not resolve the pandemic. At this critical moment, what the U.S. politicians need to do is to take part in the global efforts to defeat the virus, instead of dodging their responsibilities.

 

来自: xinhua