According to a recent disclosure by the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Robert Redfield, China has not yet approved for US experts to support the anti-epidemic due to the new strain of corona virus (Covid) -19) cause.
“There is still a lot we don’t know, so I offered direct support by sending a CDC specialist to China on January 6,” Redfield told CNN on January 13.
According to the head of the CDC, US experts will help China collect information while also helping the United States to understand the situation and timely make appropriate public health recommendations for the people.
However, Mr. Redfield said the Chinese government has not yet responded officially to the US proposal.
“We believe that we are the best in the world in this field and we are willing to help and support them, but they are an independent country, with the right to decide whether to invite us or not.” , Mr. Redfield said.
US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar also revealed on Tuesday that Washington had three times suggested sending a CDC expert to Wuhan to help China fight Covid-19, but received no response. anise.
Earlier, White House spokesman Judd Deere said on February 3 that China had accepted the US request to send a team of experts to join the World Health Organization (WHO) delegation to China to Research and deal with new corona virus. But so far, the WHO delegation has not been officially present in China.
Recently, US National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow on February 13 expressed frustration over China’s lack of transparency in the anti-epidemic crisis caused by the Covid-19 virus.
“We are disappointed with China’s lack of transparency. The statistics (deaths and Covid-19 virus infection) keep dancing … surprisingly,” Larry Kudlow said.
This statement was made by Mr. Kudlow after Hubei, the center of acute pneumonia epidemic announced a change in the calculation of the number of Covid-19 virus infections.
Since the outbreak, Hubei province confirmed only the Covid-19 virus infection with RNA testing, which takes days to process. RNA or RNA is a ribonucleic acid that contains genetic information that helps identify organisms such as viruses. The Hubei Provincial Health Commission yesterday announced it has begun to combine RNA testing and use computerized tomography (CT) of the lungs to confirm Covid-19 virus infection more quickly.
The Hubei Provincial Health Commission this morning announced that it recorded 116 more deaths and 4,823 cases of Covid-19 virus infection on February 13.
Thus, in mainland China alone, the number of deaths from this new strain has increased to 1,483 and the total number of cases is 64,627.