China intentionally underreported the extent of its coronavirus outbreak, according to a classified report prepared by the U.S. intelligence community. But instead of taking responsibility for its mistakes, the Chinese Communist Party is doubling down on its lies.
China’s government is as fake and untrustworthy as the low-quality goods it’s flooding into the rest of the world. And it has blood on its hands.
According to a study published by the University of South Hampton, Chinese authorities could have reduced the spread of coronavirus by a staggering 95% if they had acted three weeks earlier than they did. The disease, which is now killing over 1,000 Americans every day, should never have left China’s borders.
The coronavirus pandemic that started in Wuhan, China is eerily similar to the Chernobyl disaster that precipitated the fall of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s.
The disaster occurred when a nuclear plant in northern Ukraine exploded, releasing the equivalent of 500 Hiroshima bombs into the atmosphere. Back then the Soviets, much like the Communist Chinese today, attempted a botched and bungling cover up that completely eroded their credibility and exposed the world to intolerable danger.
While the story of Wuhan coronavirus is still unfolding, there’s already a clear record of Chinese government incompetence and cover ups that made the problem worse than it needed to be.
The first coronavirus patient started to show symptoms on December 1 — along with his wife who had no exposure to Wuhan wet market where the disease is purported to have originated. From December 1 to December 30 — a full 29 days — Chinese authorities allowed this deadly and unknown virus to spread freely throughout Wuhan.
On December 30 Dr. Lu Wenliang, an eye doctor, warned fellow medical professionals about a new SARS-like illness. But a day later, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission massively downplayed the expanding crisis by censoring Dr. Wenliang and nonsensically claiming not to have found evidence of human-to-human transmission.
It wasn’t until January 20, when the virus had already spread around the world, that the Chinese government finally confirmed human-to-human transmission and began taking steps to combat the deadly infection. But by then it was already too late.
The Chinese Communist Party set the stage for a massive coronavirus pandemic by covering up the disease in those crucial early stages. The deadly virus has now infected over 940,000 people with almost 50,000 deaths around the world.
In the United States, the first country to report over 1,000 deaths in a single day, authorities are finally holding China’s feet to the fire.
China, the epicenter of the outbreak which allowed the disease to spread for weeks unchecked, is claiming that only 81,554 Chinese citizens have become infected and 3,312 have died out of its population of 1.38 billion. These numbers don’t pass the smell test.
According to the U.S intelligence community and many members of government, China’s numbers are simply fake.
Senator Ben Sasse, a Republican from Nebraska, believes China is lying for political reasons. This is what he had to say:
The claim that the United States has more coronavirus deaths than China is false.
Without commenting on any classified information, this much is painfully obvious: The Chinese Communist Party has lied, is lying, and will continue to lie about coronavirus to protect the regime.
China, in turn, is responding to the intelligence report in its usual smug and nonchalant way. Hua Chunying, China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, had this to say at a regular briefing in Beijing:
Some U.S. officials just want to shift the blame. Actually, we don’t want to fall into an argument with them.
She added that China’s response to the coronavirus pandemic was, “open and transparent.” But the thousands of preventable coronavirus deaths tell a different story — as do the thousands of cremation urns piling up in the nation’s funeral homes.
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This article was edited by Sam Bourgi.