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《时代》:“美国式失败”

作者: 发布于:2020-09-28 09:08
Time magazine's latest cover will mark an approaching milestone in the coronavirus pandemic -- 200,000 related deaths in the US -- with the headline "An American Failure" and an illustration within a black border for only the second time in its history.   《年代》杂志的最新一期封面将标志着新冠疫情行将到来的一个里程碑:美国新冠肺炎逝世病例数行将到达20万。封面标题为“美国式失利”。这是该杂志历史上第2次运用黑色边框封面。
    The cover is made up of dates and death counts listed back to back, covering most of the page.   The words and numbers are enlarged and brought forward to form the number 200,000, the number of deaths the country is approaching.   Below that number are the words "An American failure" printed in bold red.   "A failure of leadership at many levels and across parties; a distrust of scientists, the media and expertise in general; and deeply ingrained cultural attitudes about individuality and how we value human lives have all combined to result in a horrifically inadequate pandemic response," the Time cover story reads. "COVID-19 has weakened the US and exposed the systemic fractures in the country, and the gulf between what this nation promises its citizens and what it actually delivers."   "Absent adequate leadership, it's been up to everyday Americans to band together in the fight against COVID-19. To some extent, that's been happening -- doctors, nurses, bus drivers and other essential workers have been rightfully celebrated as heroes, and many have paid a price for their bravery. But at least some Americans still refuse to take such a simple step as wearing a mask," it added.   Time also tackles the race for the first coronavirus vaccine, which it argues could help bring the US back to "normality."   "Even if the COVID-19 vaccines don't provide 100% protection against infection, they could provide a huge boost toward that return to normality," it said. "But how quickly that happens will depend as much on the science behind them as on the humanity that determines where those vaccines go.   "What's being tested is more than the new technologies and the latest virus -- fighting strategies encased in each injection. It's also our willingness to be blind to the physical as well as social and economic borders that divide us to combat a virus that holds no such biases."


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