My latest editorial for CGTN challenges a recent report from Bloomberg claiming the U.S. sits atop the world right now in recovering from the pandemic.
It seems unconscionable to celebrate what is happening in the United States when the country remains the world leader in the number of coronavirus deaths just as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention remains worried about the dangers of the current delta variant of the virus. According to the latest data, more than 620,000 Americans have died because of the coronavirus. Brazil, India and Mexico follow on that dreadful list, and those three nations are ranked quite low in the Bloomberg ranking system. The CDC fears the delta variant could spread faster than vaccination efforts can catch; if that happens, a surge in new cases is possible.