U.S. deaths top 140,000 amid rising worries about data integ

   -TheUnitedStateshasreported140,,bothfiguresrankingfirstworldwide.-TheTrumpadministrationorderedhospitalstosidesteptheCentersforDiseaseControlandPreventionandreportreal-timepatientdat-AnthonyFaucidescribedtheracialdisparitiesintheUnitedStatesthathavecroppedupduringthepandemicasa"verydisturbingphenomenonthatisareality."WASHINGTON,July19(Xinhua)--TheUnitedStateshasreported140,,bothfiguresrankingfirstworldwide,,,tissueanorderatthenationallevelmandatingtheuseofmasks,evenasthecountrycontinuedtobreakitssingle-d,theCentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention(CDC)onTuesdaycalledonpeopleinastatementtowearmaskstopreventthepandemicsspread,withCDCDirectorRobertRedfieldsaying,"Clothfacecoveringsareoneofthemostpowerfulweaponswehavetoslowandstopthespreadofthevirus."Inthischallengingerabroughtaboutbythepandemic,anothermovebytheWhiteHousehasledtoincreasedworryamonghealthexperts,astheTrumpadministrationonTuesdayorderedhospitalstosidesteptheCDCandreportreal-timepatientdatadirectlytotheDepartmentofHealthandHumanServices(HHS)viaanewplatform"HHSProtect,"orthroughasystemcalled"TeleTracking."Althoughthemovecastsdoubtupondatatransparencyandcredibility,Redfielddefendedthepolicychange,sayingthiswouldreducetheirreportingburden,whiletheCDCteamandotherCOVID-19responseteamsstillhaveaccesstohospitaldata,,SenatorPattyMurrayofWashington,thetopDemocratontheSenatehealthcommittee,wasskepticalabouttheTeleTrackingcontract,describingitasa"non-competitive,multimillion-dollarcontract"fora"duplicativehealthdatasystem,",whoservedasHealthSecretaryunderformerPresidentBillClinton,assaying,"onlytheCDChastheexpertisetocollectdata.""Anymovetotakeresponsibilityawayfromthepeoplewhohavetheexpertiseispoliticizing,",,AnthonyFauci,thenationstopinfectiousdiseaseexpert,describedtheracialdisparitiesthathavecroppedupduringthepandemicasa"verydisturbingphenomenonthatisareality."Faucireviewedthesituationofminoritygroupsinthecountry,whoarefacingahigherincidenceofchronicdiseasesandareatgreaterriskofinfectionwiththecoronavirus,callingonallocatingresourcestominoritycommunities"rightaway."Althoughtheracialproblemis"notgoingtochangeovernight,"Faucisaid"letsatleastdothethingsthatwecanfixnow."。

( 发布日期:2020-07-22 14:05 )