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美国新冠疫情日记06/25


美国新冠疫情日记06/25

       

         Coronavirus Politics


This morning the Houston weather was covered with the sounds of thunderstorms and heavy rain.  The City issued a flood warning awareness for flooding water for this bayou city. Flooding is not unusual here.


Texas Governor Greg Abbott said yesterday that the state is facing a massive outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and that some new local restrictions may be needed to protect hospital space for new patients.


Abbott, who reopened the state in May wants all hospitals to have enough beds for COVID-19 patients.


Harvard professor Ashish Jha said we’ve all been hearing about states with spiking cases, especially AZ TX FL and NC, but there are five other states where the data is also very concerning. They also have rising case counts, rising test positivity and rising hospitalization.


Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is asking all citizens to take the proper precautions. He said it is important now that we take things very seriously.


We all hope the new vaccine will come out soon. That will be the only thing that we all depend on to control the pandemic. Texas surpassed 100,000 cases yesterday with 6,200 new infections.


Today is Dragon Boat Festival day. Chinese around the world observed the holiday to commemorate the patriotic poet Qu Yuan and to eat the tradtional rice-pudding.


My daughter, Dr. Margaret Lee, brought us some of it. We are very proud our cultural heritage.

     

          疫情攻防战

今晨德州休斯敦风雨交加,市政府发出警告要市长严防洪水,对这个饱受水患的城市而言,大雨后成灾已是司空见惯。

由于新冠病毒确诊人数之激增,州长艾伯特已经再度重申,如果没有必要还是希望大家留在家中,他说要我们关闭商业活动是最后的一项选择,这位共和党籍的州长为响应川普总统之号召,是最先开放商业的大州,但是他和在德州休斯敦市执政的民主党人意见不尽相同,特纳市长已经宣佈在所有公共场所,必须戴口罩,赫里斯郡也有同样之要求。

哈佛公卫专家佳尔博士极力主张全国都要实施戴口罩,遵从社交距离,避免社群活动是最基本的防护要求,他预言,目前全国在全面重启之商业活动,已经形成疫情再度扩散的极度危险。

德州目前确诊人数已超过十万人,设有世界最大的医疗中心病床已近满员,前景令人堪虑。

执政者主张全面开放,医卫专家却主张谨慎防止扩散,对于疫苗之发现至今尚未明朗,疾病管制署专家福祺预期将会在明年初,当全世界之疫情尚在蔓延之时,大家都在渴望疫苖早日成功了。

今天是端午节,吃粽子赛龙舟来记念爱国诗人屈原,我们在此向海内外同胞表达每逢佳节倍思亲之情怀,昨晚女儿元瑜送来了粽子,我们都珍惜这份对故国文化之传承,疫情严峻,希望大家保重。

2020年6月25日于休斯敦 陇西勤庄