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欧洲新冠病例激增,美国为何更担忧?

欧洲新冠病例激增,美国为何更担忧?

KYLIE LOGAN 2021年11月26日
已经有近三分之二的欧洲人实现了完全接种,而美国仅有59.2%。

欧洲正在经历另一波新冠肺炎疫情。

世界卫生组织的数据显示,9月以来,欧洲每天的新冠肺炎死亡人数已经翻了一番,到明年3月,死亡人数或将达到220万。世卫组织预测,到那时,49个国家的“重症监护病房将面临巨大的甚至极端的压力”。

更令人担忧的是,和世界其他地区相比,欧洲的疫苗接种率已经相当高了。据《纽约时报》(New York Times)报道,已经有近三分之二的欧洲人实现了完全接种,而美国仅有59.2%

伊诺奇生物科学公司(Enochian BioSciences)首席执行官、乔治城大学医学中心医学系教授马克•戴布尔博士在《财富》杂志首席执行官倡议大会(CEO Initiative Conference)上表示,已接种疫苗的群体仍出现病例激增的情况,说明“免疫效力正在下降”。

“尤其令人不安的是住院率和死亡率也在上升,”戴布尔说,“而且各个年龄段的数据差别不大。这和之前几次的情况都不一样。”

戴布尔预测,这意味着同样的情形会在一个月后的美国上演。不过他补充说,美国在接种加强针上做得比欧洲好。

虽然美国可能会步欧洲的后尘,而且感恩节庆祝活动会进一步增加这种可能性,但我们可能不会选择同样的应对方式。

周一,为了和欧洲的“第四波”病毒做斗争,奥地利开始实施全国封锁,此前还宣布要从2月1日起强制要求全员接种新冠肺炎疫苗——全球首个。据彭博社(Bloomberg)报道,12月中旬前,比利时人每周要在家工作四天,爱尔兰政府也被要求考虑采取类似做法,不过据thejournal .ie报道,全面封锁似乎不太现实。

这在美国不太可能发生。

白宫新冠协调员杰夫·赞茨周一表示:“我们可以遏制病毒传播,而且无需以任何方式关闭经济。”美国疾病控制与预防中心和国务院建议,随着新一波疫情的蔓延,美国人应“避免去西欧旅行”。

他还说,82%的美国成年人至少已经接种过一针疫苗。(财富中文网)

译者:Agatha

欧洲正在经历另一波新冠肺炎疫情。

世界卫生组织的数据显示,9月以来,欧洲每天的新冠肺炎死亡人数已经翻了一番,到明年3月,死亡人数或将达到220万。世卫组织预测,到那时,49个国家的“重症监护病房将面临巨大的甚至极端的压力”。

更令人担忧的是,和世界其他地区相比,欧洲的疫苗接种率已经相当高了。据《纽约时报》(New York Times)报道,已经有近三分之二的欧洲人实现了完全接种,而美国仅有59.2%

伊诺奇生物科学公司(Enochian BioSciences)首席执行官、乔治城大学医学中心医学系教授马克•戴布尔博士在《财富》杂志首席执行官倡议大会(CEO Initiative Conference)上表示,已接种疫苗的群体仍出现病例激增的情况,说明“免疫效力正在下降”。

“尤其令人不安的是住院率和死亡率也在上升,”戴布尔说,“而且各个年龄段的数据差别不大。这和之前几次的情况都不一样。”

戴布尔预测,这意味着同样的情形会在一个月后的美国上演。不过他补充说,美国在接种加强针上做得比欧洲好。

虽然美国可能会步欧洲的后尘,而且感恩节庆祝活动会进一步增加这种可能性,但我们可能不会选择同样的应对方式。

周一,为了和欧洲的“第四波”病毒做斗争,奥地利开始实施全国封锁,此前还宣布要从2月1日起强制要求全员接种新冠肺炎疫苗——全球首个。据彭博社(Bloomberg)报道,12月中旬前,比利时人每周要在家工作四天,爱尔兰政府也被要求考虑采取类似做法,不过据thejournal .ie报道,全面封锁似乎不太现实。

这在美国不太可能发生。

白宫新冠协调员杰夫·赞茨周一表示:“我们可以遏制病毒传播,而且无需以任何方式关闭经济。”美国疾病控制与预防中心和国务院建议,随着新一波疫情的蔓延,美国人应“避免去西欧旅行”。

他还说,82%的美国成年人至少已经接种过一针疫苗。(财富中文网)

译者:Agatha

Europe is currently experiencing another wave of COVID.

Daily deaths from COVID have doubled since September, and the region could hit a total of 2.2 million virus deaths by March, according to the World Health Organization. The agency predicts that by that time, there will be “high or extreme stress in intensive care units” in 49 countries.

That is particularly concerning because Europe already has high vaccination rates compared to the rest of the world. Almost of two-thirds of Europeans has been fully vaccinated, the New York Times reported, compared to 59.2% of people in the U.S.

The fact that such a vaccinated population is still suffering a surge clearly shows "waning immunity," Dr. Mark Dybul, CEO of Enochian BioSciences and a professor at Georgetown University Medical Center’s Department of Medicine, said at the Fortune CEO Initiative Conference.

“What’s particularly disturbing about it is the hospitalization and death rates ticking up too," said Dybul. "It’s equal among age groups. So this is different than what we’ve seen before."

And this means that the same thing could happen as soon as a month from now in the U.S., Dybul predicted, though he added that the U.S. is further along with booster shots than Europe.

Although America might follow Europe's infection trajectory, and Thanksgiving celebrations could increase that likelihood, we might not respond to an uptick in cases the same way.

On Monday, Austria began a nationwide lockdown to combat Europe’s “fourth wave” of the virus, after becoming the first Western nation to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for everyone starting February 1. Bloomberg reports that Belgium has asked its population to work from home four days per week until the middle of December, and Ireland has been asked to consider the same, although a full lockdown doesn’t seem likely, according to TheJournail.ie.

That is unlikely to happen in the U.S.

“We can curb the spread of the virus without having to in any way shut down our economy,” White House Covid-19 coordinator Jeff Zients said on Monday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State Department recommend that Americans “avoid travel” in Western Europe as their surge heats up.

He added that 82% of the US adults have received at least one shot.

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