As a clearer picture of the true nature of COVID-19 begins to emerge from Europe, those who are paying attention to the details are beginning to raise an eyebrow in the general direction of Beijing.
That’s because it is becoming ever more obvious that the information China has provided to the world at large regarding the pandemic, which began in Wuhan, is largely inaccurate. There are whispers of a coverup from the highest levels fo the Chinese government, and all manner of Twitter videos out there, which may or may not be authentic, that depict the true toll that COVID-19 has taken in the world’s most populous nation.
These may all be rumors, but the numbers that we are seeing from China do not correspond to what the rest of the world has recorded, and people are beginning to notice.
That’s why one journalist has begun calling for a discussion on whether or not China could be on the hook for reparations or global economic stimulus when this is all said and done.
China should be held accountable for its conduct leading up to and following the global coronavirus outbreak, said Gordon Chang, Daily Beast columnist and author of The Great U.S.-China Tech War, offering his remarks on Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Rebecca Mansour and special guest host John Hayward.
Mansour asked about possible consequences for China following the worldwide impact of the Chinese government’s mendacity and negligence.
“People are furious,” said Mansour, “and if this shutdown [across] the country lasts long, and if the projections are as bad as some of the epidemiologists suggest they will be, we’re going to come out the other end of this extremely angry. We cannot go back to status quo with China. it seems to me that there’s going to be a reckoning, some sort of an international trial.”
Mansour added, “‘We are going to have a lot of people sick and tragically dead because of this, and as you said, China’s handling of it — their gross malfeasance — is unacceptable.”
Chang laid it all on the line.
Chang replied, “My mind is just does not able to comprehend this. I am actually surprised by the inhumanity of what they’ve been doing, and it just incomprehensible. When you look at the modeling of virologists, we could have something like 95 million Americans infected, maybe more, and the death toll from that could very well be in the hundreds of thousands.”
The coronavirus outbreak increases the urgency to economically decouple from China, maintained Chang.
“We probably will follow something close to a trajectory of the countries in Europe, which means we will have perhaps millions or tens of millions of Americans infected, hundreds of thousands of us will not survive this,” Chang stated. “So we have got to understand that however this came out of China — deliberate or accidental — we have got to cut our links with China. We have got to impose costs on China. We’ve got to defend the American Republic because this is an existential crisis for us.”
As more information continuers to pour in from around the globe, there will be an unprecedented amount of attention paid to how the trends line up nation-to-nation. If there’s any further deviation from the norm, calls for China to fork over some Yen could grow exponentially.
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