Epidemic situation exposed racial inequality problems

03/06/2020

United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Tuesday that the alarming inequalities exposed by the COVID-19 outbreak. According to statistics from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the mortality rate of new coronary pneumonia of colored people in the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil is 62% higher than that of white people. The mortality rate of Seine-Saint-Denis, where French minorities are concentrated, is also rising. The mortality rate of African Americans for new coronary pneumonia is more than twice that of other races. A similar situation occurred in the United Kingdom.

Michelle Bachelet stressed that, 'this virus is exposing endemic inequalities that have too long been ignored. In the United States, protests triggered by the killing of George Floyd are highlighting not only police violence against people of color, but also inequalities in health, education, employment, and endemic racial discrimination'.

U.S. demonstrations protest or intensify the spread of the virus
1 million confirmed cases in Latin America

At present, the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in the United States has exceeded 1.83 million, and the deaths exceeded 106,000. The death of the African-American man Freud by violent law enforcement by white police continues to ferment. American epidemiologist Richard Ellison said that the current protests in the United States are large and participants are very close. If the person is present, then even outdoors, others will be at risk of being infected. Speaking loudly, singing, and shouting slogans will release more droplets into the air, and tear gas and pepper spray will make people runny and cough, which are conducive to the spread of the virus.

Agence France-Presse reported on the 2nd that the number of confirmed cases in Latin America has exceeded 1 million, and the cumulative death case has exceeded 50,000. Ryan, executive director of the WHO Health Emergency Program, said on the 1st that of the 10 countries with the most newly diagnosed cases in the world over the past 24 hours, 4 are in Latin America.
Brazil's deaths of COVID-19 have exceeded 30,000. Nevertheless, Rio de Janeiro began to gradually relax the blockade measures from June 2nd, first reopening religious places, and water sports venues.

German multi-state further unblocked
Another European country declared the end of the local epidemic

On June 2nd  local time, WHO spokesman Margaret Harris said that the current Western European epidemic is steadily weakening. Although the rate is not fast, the number of new cases reported daily has steadily declined, while Eastern Europe and Russia are still Rising state.In Germany, more than 184,000 cases of new coronary pneumonia have been diagnosed. On the 2nd, several German states further expanded the scope of unblocking. However, the recent rise in cluster infections and new cases in many places has caused concern. The outbreak of a cluster infection in Göttingen, Lower Saskatchewan, has led to the diagnosis of 80 people. The city announced the closure of all primary and secondary schools and some kindergartens on the same day.
Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the government's national plan for economic recovery on the 2nd and requested that the plan be launched from July. The total number of people infected with the new crown virus in the country reached 423,741.
The government of Montenegro announced on the 2nd that the new coronary pneumonia epidemic has ended in the country. Up to now, a total of 324 cases have been diagnosed in Montenegro and 9 cases have died. Montenegro currently allows foreigners with less than 25 confirmed cases per 100,000 population in the host country to enter the country.