The more we learn about COVID-19, the less we trust the official story coming out of China.
This novel strain of coronavirus first appeared in Wuhan, China in late 2019, with an outbreak that Beijing was monitoring from the very start. As the illness spread, conspiracy theories regarding the virus began to take hold online, spurred on by a number “whistleblowers” who had taken to Twitter to warn the world before swiftly disappearing forever.
Then, then European scientists began to study the virus first-hand, the world realized that China’s data had been wildly manipulated to make COVID-19 appear far more benign than it was.
Now, as Beijing continues to object to these characterizations, President Trump is refusing to let them off the hook with the global community.
“Some wacko in China just released a statement blaming everybody other than China for the Virus which has now killed hundreds of thousands of people,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Wednesday morning.
It is unclear who the president was referring to, but he has repeatedly challenged Chinese Communist Party officials for trying to shift blame for the pandemic that started in Wuhan to other countries. The Chinese government continues arguing they did nothing wrong in handling the virus, which spread worldwide.
“Please explain to this dope that it was the ‘incompetence of China,’ and nothing else, that did this mass Worldwide killing!” Trump wrote.
The news comes weeks after several US lawmakers have begun calling for China to be held responsible for their alleged inaction and possibly nefarious data manipulation. Some have even suggested that Beijing could be on the hook for global reparations on account of the damage done.
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