1. NYT "One-third of the deaths in the U.S. COVID-19 nursing home," 25,000
The New York Times (NYT) reported on the 9th (local time) that one-third of the deaths of the new coronavirus infection (CODVID-19) in the U.S. occurred in nursing homes.
NYT said its own analysis based on CODVID-19 data officially released by each state, county and nursing facilities showed that at least 25,600 people involved in long-term care facilities, including residents of nursing homes and employees, died of Corona 19.
According to the Johns Hopkins University tally as of the day, 130,164 confirmed cases of CODVID-19 in the U.S., with 78,746 dead.
The NYT said more than 143,000 people were involved in 7,500 nursing homes across the U.S.
Nursing facilities included nursing homes, dementia treatment facilities, joint residential facilities for retirees and rehabilitation facilities.
The newspaper explained, "The proportion of people involved in nursing facilities among the confirmed cases of CODVID-19 in the U.S. is about 10%, but the fatality rate is much higher, so one-third of all deaths in the U.S. occurred in nursing facilities."
2. Senior Chinese Health Authorities Recognize the Lack of CODVID-19 Response, "Exemplary Poet"
AFP and BBC reported on the 9th (local time) that a high-ranking Chinese health official admitted that China had a defect in responding to the new coronavirus infection (CODVID-19).
Li Bin, vice president of the National Sanitary and Health Commission, said in a press briefing, "The new coronavirus incident was a big test that revealed that China still lacks in terms of dealing with major infectious disease prevention and control systems, public health systems, and emergency situations."
He then explained that the health authorities plan to establish a "centralized, unified and efficient" leadership system that can respond quickly and effectively to any public health crisis in the future.
In particular, it said it is discussing ways to "modernize" disease control and prevention systems by utilizing technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence and cloud computing to accurately predict and prepare for the outbreak of infectious diseases.