President Trump continues to call COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” much to the Media(D)’s disdain. Here is why President Trump is right and the Leftists in the Press are wrong…
First, it has nothing to do with sinophobia — which is xenophobia against China and the Chinese people. This isn’t about Chinese people at all. This has everything to do with the government of China.
This global pandemic can be set squarely at the feet of the brutal, totalitarian dictatorship that is the Chinese Communist Party.
Today, the economy is in freefall, restaurants are closing, people are losing their jobs, schools are closed, and people are isolating themselves thousands of miles away from where this illness began.
And it all could have been avoided.
In the Washington Post, Marc Theissen wrote, “We are in the midst of a pandemic lockdown today because the Chinese Communist regime cared more about suppressing information than suppressing a virus.”
Theissen then went on to outline several ways that they allowed the disease to spread.
They Lied About The Risk Of Human-To-Human Transmission
As early as December, doctors in Wuhan knew that the coronavirus was being spread human-to-human because medical workers were contracting the virus. Despite this, the head of China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention declared on state television in mid-January that “the risk of human-to-human transmission is low.”
They also allowed a major gathering to occur in the epicenter of the outbreak knowing that the virus could be passed between humans putting thousands at risk and allowing the virus to spread around the globe.
On Jan. 18, weeks after President Xi Jinping had taken charge of the response, authorities allowed a Lunar New Year banquet to go forward in Wuhan where tens of thousands of families shared food — and then let millions travel out of Wuhan, allowing the disease to spread across the world.
If the Chinese regime had taken action as soon as human-to-human transmission was confirmed, the spread could have been contained.
A study has indicated that if Chinese authorities had acted three weeks earlier than they did, the number of coronavirus cases could have been reduced by 95% and its geographic spread limited.
A timeline of the early days of China's outbreak and cover-up:https://t.co/6cBOZKrHzA
— Axios (@axios) March 18, 2020
Critics Were Silenced To Cover Up The Communist Party’s Terrible Handling Of COVID-19
The Chinese Communist Party cannot be seen as wrong or weak, so if they make a mistake, they erase the mistake. This is the way totalitarian regimes work.
According to the Times of London, Chinese doctors who had identified the pathogen in early December received a gag order from China’s National Health Commission with instructions to stop tests, destroy samples and suppress the news.
We know that the Chinese government silenced more than doctors, it was anyone critical of the way that the regime was handling the spread of the virus.
China Won’t Close Wet Markets
These markets have questionable if any food safety standards with exotic animal meat for sale. Often, animals are held live in cages and killed on the spot to prove that they are “fresh” despite, as Melissa Chen writes in The Spectator, that the animals are “sometimes festering in their own fecal matter.”
Pictures and video clips circulated on Weibo and other social media platforms showed the range of animals on sale — wolf pups, rats, peacocks, raccoons, porcupines, snakes, crocodiles and foxes, all jammed side-by-side in flimsy cages awaiting their own slaughter, making it easy for zoonotic diseases to leap from species to species and from animals to humans…
…The Chinese preference for wet markets and exotic wildlife has deep social, historical and cultural roots. Around 1960, Chairman Mao’s disastrous Great Leap Forward led to agricultural collapse and the starvation of tens of millions of people, a trauma that continues to make an indelible print on China’s collective psyche today. For one, it necessitated a scarcity mindset. Under starvation conditions, does it really matter what vessel of bodily flesh was delivering your next caloric intake? Why would you squander any body part? There’s an old Cantonese saying that goes, ‘anything that walks, swims, crawls, or flies with its back to heaven is edible’.
Chen, who writes about the traumatic experiences of visiting a wet market in Singapore’s Chinatown with her mother as a child concludes the article stating that it’s not xenophobic to criticize lack of hygiene in wet markets and the consumption of exotic animals that can pass along diseases to humans.
It’s perfectly appropriate to criticize China’s rampant consumption of exotic animals, lack of hygiene standards and otherwise risky behavior that puts people at risk for zoonotic infections. Until these entrenched behaviors based on cultural or magical beliefs are divorced from Chinese culture, wet wildlife markets will linger as time-bombs ready to set off the next pandemic, which in a globalized age is proving only too easy to do…
…After countless infections and death, the obliteration of trillions of dollars and the radical retooling of modern life as we know it, the least China could do is introduce higher food safety regulations, eradicate all wet markets and ban the wildlife trade, once and for all.
Source: The Spectator U.S.
Simply put: China lied. But then, that’s what China does. They’re good at it.
It isn’t a free and transparent government accountable to the people, it controls people by authoritarian means.
They also control the narrative. China just ordered several U.S. journalists from The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal to return their press passes within 10 days.
The same totalitarian system that lied about putting 1 million Uighurs in concentration camps lied about the outbreak of this virus, creating a global pandemic. If China were an open and transparent society, with an accountable government, Americans might not be on lockdown today.
The Useful Idiots on the Left, in the Partisan Press, and even at the World Health Organization (WHO), have parrotted the Chi-Com talking point that acknowledging the origin of the virus is suddenly a racist thing to do. They have lambasted the President for countering a Chinese conspiracy theory stating that the virus originated with the U.S. Army and was spread to China.
Some have suggested that calling this pathogen the “Wuhan virus” — or as President Trump recently called it, the “Chinese virus” — is racist. That is absurd. MERS is called the “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome” because that is where it originated. Moreover, the Chinese regime continues to lie, spreading a conspiracy theory that the source of the virus is really the U.S. Army.
Source: Washington Post
This global pandemic began in China, spread from China, and is completely a result of suppression, coverup, denial, and lies by the Chinese Communist Party.
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