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If you claim that calling it ‘Wuhan coronavirus’ is racist, you are part of the cover-up

If you claim that calling it ‘Wuhan coronavirus’ is racist, you are part of the cover-up

The Chinese government is deep into a disinformation campaign denying that this all started in Wuhan. A key component of that campaign is controlling the language used to describe the pandemic, stripping it of its connection to Wuhan and China.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J3vrJNGxQA

The Chinese government caused this worldwide pandemic. It started in Wuhan. It should have stopped in Wuhan, but the Chinese government covered up, lied, and destroyed evidence.

How various countries responded is not the problem. The Chinese government threw the world overboard, and now is claiming the world should have known how to swim better.

The Chinese government now is deep into a disinformation campaign denying that this all started in Wuhan. A key component of that campaign is controlling the language used to describe the pandemic, stripping it of its connection to Wuhan and China, mandating that only generic terminology is used. Meanwhile, Chinese diplomats and media spread claims that the virus either started in the U.S. or was planted in Wuhan by the U.S.

So if you claim that calling it Wuhan coronavirus is racist, you are part of the cover-up. Speaking the truth is not the problem, covering up the truth is the problem.

Two things are true at the same time: The Chinese government did this, and Chinese/Asians are not collectively responsible for the Chinese government’s crime against the world and must not be harassed or otherwise discriminated against.

Some things I’ve been reading that are recommended (emphasis mine):

The Coronavirus Cover-Up

Once the virus made its inevitable outward march, claiming lives beyond China’s borders, the CPC mounted a major public relations exercise that exploited common human decencies to evade accountability. Criticism of the Chinese government was equated with racist prejudice against ordinary Chinese people. The result: rather than confront China, precious energies were exerted to avoid the trap set by China. In February, the Mayor of Florence launched a campaign encouraging Italians to “hug a Chinese”, describing it as a “fight of solidarity and unity against virus”. The People’s Daily, a mouthpiece of the CPC, applauded young Italians advertising their virtuousness on the Internet with photos of themselves hugging Chinese tourists without mentioning a word about the mortal perils of human contact.

China didn’t owe an apology or an explanation to the world: the world owed China proof of its anti-racism.

China Is Avoiding Blame by Trolling the World

Some American commentators and Democratic politicians are aghast at Donald Trump and Republicans for referring to the pandemic as the “Wuhan virus” and repeatedly pointing to China as the source of the pandemic. In naming the disease COVID-19, the World Health Organization specifically avoided mentioning Wuhan. Yet in de-emphasizing where the epidemic began (something China has been aggressively pushing for), we run the risk of obscuring Beijing’s role in letting the disease spread beyond its borders….

Well before the new coronavirus spread across American cities, the Chinese regime was already rather creatively trolling U.S. publications, expelling American journalists, and “weaponizing wokeness” over anything it perceived as critical of China’s role in mishandling the epidemic. To hear Chinese spokespeople use the language of racism and prejudice is somewhat surreal, considering this is a regime that has put more than 1 million Muslims and ethnic minorities in “reeducation” camps.

Of course, Americans will have to be vigilant against scapegoating Asians in general or the Chinese people in particular. With one of the highest infection rates and death tolls, Chinese citizens have suffered enough. The Chinese leadership, however, is another matter. A government is not a race. It’s a regime—and easily one of the worst and most brutal in our lifetime. Criticizing authoritarian regimes for what they do outside their own borders and to their own people is simply calling things as they are. To do otherwise is to forgo analysis and accuracy in the name of assuaging a regime that deserves no such consideration.

Racism is bad, and China is America’s foremost enemy

It should be obvious that racism against Chinese Americans, or Chinese in general, is as bad as racism against anyone else.

But that truth coexists with another: that the People’s Republic of China and its regime is America’s foremost foreign enemy, and Xi Jinping’s ambitions against us must find our resolve to defeat them.

This bears noting in light of the furor over President Trump’s decision to refer to the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus.” My opinion is that the virus should be referred to, in Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s chosen fashion, as the “Wuhan virus.” That descriptor correctly identifies the virus’s Chinese origin without connecting it to Chinese people or things unrelated to it — in other parts of China, in Hong Kong, in Taiwan, in Singapore, and worldwide.

Still, China must not escape its culpability for allowing a domestic epidemic to become a global pandemic. That matters now more than ever, in that Xi’s regime is trying to rewrite history and defame the United States.

The Virus Is a Fire, and the Arsonist Is China

The ruling Chinese Communist Party is directly, indisputably responsible for this pandemic. No matter how this virus originated, they’re the ones who set it loose on us. They covered up the initial outbreak, they lied to the world about how contagious the virus is, they allowed travel in and out of Wuhan, they silenced all the doctors and scientists who tried to warn the world, and now they’re trying to blame the United States for their own incompetence and dishonesty and sheer malignant evil.

China did this.

It’s not racist to say so. Telling the truth doesn’t make you responsible for the actions of racists. Thinking so, saying so, only helps the people who did this to you.

But some Americans would rather die, literally, than admit that there’s someone in the world who’s even worse than the guy who lost the popular vote in 2016. Trump broke their hearts and destroyed their minds, and now they’re going down coughing.

China has made an enemy of the entire world. If you try to cover for them, you can’t be trusted. You may not realize you’re only helping the tyrants who did this to us all, but you are. You’ve fallen for a massive, insidious, lavishly funded propaganda campaign. The Chinese government is appealing to Americans’ fear of being called racist, in order to manipulate us into remaining silent about our own killers.

How did that work out for Italy?

Combating China’s COVID-19 Propaganda Offensive

The immediate diplomatic battle is over-use of terms such as “Wuhan coronavirus” or “Chinese virus” by senior members of the Trump administration. Various American news reporters and commentators have condemned such usage as racist, xenophobic, or offensive,9 mirroring accusations leveled by the CCP10—even though these outlets and others now critical of the term were using “Wuhan virus” just a few weeks ago.11

Others argue that debating the use of these terms is pointless and a waste of time.12 They contend that “little is gained by repeatedly emphasizing the origins of the coronavirus—which are already well known despite China’s propaganda—or engaging in tit-for-tat rhetorical exchanges with Beijing.”13

This report takes a contrary position. Consider why the CCP is so eager to wipe terms such as “Wuhan coronavirus” from common parlance and official language. From a geopolitical perspective, COVID-19 is deeply troubling to the party because it changed the global conversation from how quickly China can construct a one thousand–bed hospital, build a dam, or commercialize self-driving cars to how the country is ruled and governed. Initial attempts to control information and suppress dissent rather than prevent a health crisis posed awkward questions about the strength and resilience of Chinese society under authoritarian institutions.

The Atlantic Must Stop Covering For The Chinese Communist Party

Disputing the name “Wuhan virus” is China’s first big hurdle in distancing themselves from the virus. They would much prefer “coronavirus” or the scientific name “COVID-19,” despite the fact that scientists and doctors have a long-held practice of naming a new disease after a population or the site of its first major outbreak. So of course one of the easiest positions for The Atlantic to publish was: Wuhan = bad, COVID-19 = good, and for good measure, blame the name discrepancy on “conservatives” deploying “racist tropes.”

Time to ban wet markets

Meanwhile, several articles have decried the problematic ways in which Chinese eating and hygiene habits have been discussed in light of the outbreak, especially because they may lead to stereotyping Chinese people as a whole for being barbaric and uncivilized. These stereotypes, they fear, will only end up fueling xenophobia and racism. The temptation here is to avoid falling into the trap of cultural relativism. 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. We already know that more than 75 percent of emerging diseases originate in animals and that in the last century, at least 10 infectious diseases jumped from animals to people. China should be aghast at its role setting off the global domino effect at Wuhan Seafood Market in late 2019.

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.

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Is China our enemy ?
Aren’t our commiecrats giving them aid and comfort ?
They sure aren’t doing anything to help support the American people by lying and spreading chicom disinformation !

From Cornell Law School

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2381

18 U.S. Code § 2381. Treason

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Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

    rdmdawg in reply to Lewfarge. | March 30, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    Not to split hairs too much, I believe this is more like Sedition:

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2384

    [quote]If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.[/quote]

      Milhouse in reply to rdmdawg. | March 31, 2020 at 11:30 am

      No, it’s nothing like that, because you’ve ignored the key element (without which that entire statute would be unconstitutional). “By force”. Nothing these people are doing involves force.

    Milhouse in reply to Lewfarge. | March 31, 2020 at 11:28 am

    Giving an enemy aid and comfort is not treason, unless it is done out of adherence to the enemy. These people aren’t helping China because they want to, they’re doing so because it happens to accord with their domestic political agendas. If their agenda happened to be against China’s interest they’d still follow it, and not care about the effect on the Chinese. That is not treason.

      Winterborn in reply to Milhouse. | March 31, 2020 at 3:43 pm

      That isn’t actually true. The only allowance treason makes is whether you’re under duress or not. If you provide aid and comfort, in any capacity, your motivations don’t matter.

      The flipside is, of course, that the enemy be declared an enemy, which mostly only happens in wartime.

        Milhouse in reply to Winterborn. | April 1, 2020 at 12:37 am

        Sorry, you are misinformed. The element is not “giving aid and comfort”, it’s “adher[ing] to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort”. The adherence is what makes it treason, not the aid and comfort; and giving aid and comfort without adherence is not treason.

        This is not a matter of dispute. It’s completely and universally accepted law.

Xi and the CCP are “all in” with the cover up.

Dr. Ai Fen, director of emergency management at Wuhan Central Hospital and one of the first doctors to blow the whistle on the coronavirus epidemic at a time when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was desperate to conceal it, has reportedly vanished.

https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2020/03/30/australian-report-wuhan-whistleblower-dr-ai-fen-has-disappeared/

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to SHV. | March 30, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    The only Reasonable starting Question is……

    If this Chinese Virus is SO INNOCENT……

    Then why is their Communist Government OVER-REACTING
    SO SO SO MUCH in trying to HIDE and Sow Dis-Information?

    Makes you think it was a deliberate ACT OF WAR!?

    No?

      “Deliberate” is my view, but what? Try Occam’s Razor. I lean toward something accidentally getting out of the bio-weapons lab – especially since they are now reopening those “wet markets” – but that is not the key issue. I suspect that once China decided that they were “toast” they made a simple and conscious decision – suppressing disclosure is the evidence – that to avoid losing competitive advantage, or to gain it, everyone else was going to get hammered worse. Only with Trump do we stand a chance of there being consequences, including repatriating production.

Katy L. Stamper | March 30, 2020 at 9:33 pm

1. This “racism” thing is as we all know, completely out of control. Being the U.S.A. our bad language as well as good language is emulated everywhere because everyone copies the top dog.

“Racism” is about former slaves. Only about former slaves. If you didn’t come to America in the hold of a ship in irons, you have no claim to complain about this. The Chinese need a new dragon to ride.

2. The reduction of EVERYTHING to “race” amounts to nihilism. When you take someone very accomplished, very skilled, very productive, and decide the ONLY thing about that person that matters, is whether they have engaged in a “microaggression” on “race,” you have successfully stripped away thousands of years of human progress in your own stunted drive for raw power.

Such people do not deserve power.

3. The civil rights acts have contributed to nihilism noted above and I for one am tired of being reduced to one word by the craven. I’m tired of being reduced to a one-word existence after 19 years of education. If all I needed was one word, I should have been told and saved 18 years and 8 months of schooling.

That word, and the phrase “You watch Fox News.” Instead of school, evidently I was supposed to watch one television show. Who knew?!

    The notion that ‘racism’ only describes a property of white people in regards to black people is absolutely absurd. You should feel bad for posting that.

      Katy L. Stamper in reply to rdmdawg. | March 31, 2020 at 5:01 am

      I feel GREAT about it!

      The fact that you bow to political correctness shows how beaten you have become.

      The Civil rights acts have eaten our bill of rights.

      Chew on that one for a while.

      Katy L. Stamper in reply to rdmdawg. | March 31, 2020 at 5:05 am

      I will go even further: we have a RIGHT to dislike whomever we wish, for whatever reason we wish, so long as we do not pick his pocket or break his leg.

      Paraphrasing T. Jefferson.

      The practice these last 20 or 30 years of eviscerating anyone you pretend dislikes someone on grounds you disapprove of, amounts to being thought police.

      If anything ought be true, it’s that in America, you should be free to think as you please on any subject whatsoever!

      And if the Asians think they are “discriminated against” they are free to form their own communities and do likewise.

      Katy L. Stamper in reply to rdmdawg. | March 31, 2020 at 5:07 am

      I bet you humbly bow before the TSA also.

      Me, I don’t fly anymore.

      Don’t tread on me.

      I take it seriously.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Katy L. Stamper. | March 31, 2020 at 7:51 am

    Well-stated. Especially about the “civil rights acts”. 1964 marked the end of freedom of contract and freedom of association. Were it in my power, I’d repeal all of them.

      Katy L. Stamper in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | March 31, 2020 at 8:37 am

      Exactly.

      Every group under the sun and on the land, now desperately squeezes themselves into that “hallowed” ground in order to evade our laws and take unto themselves our jobs, our money and our freedom.

      It’s their tool of choice because it silences everyone and disarms everyone on every issue. And they get what they want in the end.

        JusticeDelivered in reply to Katy L. Stamper. | March 31, 2020 at 9:53 am

        “It’s their tool of choice because it silences everyone and disarms everyone on every issue.”

        When someone claims racism it better include a bunch of verifiable evidence, otherwise I default to branding the person as a race hustler.

          She doesn’t know what she’s talking about, claiming that only white people can be racist. This has been a central narrative of lefty thinking for many decades.

How about we call it Li Wenliang’s Disease, in honor of the Chinese doctor who alerted people to its significance?

    rdmdawg in reply to pinesol. | March 30, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    That’s happened before, Hansen’s Disease (leprosy), Chrone’s disease, Hodkin’s Lymphoma, etc. Don’t let the media get their heckler’s veto though, ‘China’ or ‘Wuhan’ coronavirus is perfectly acceptable.

China will try to divide the West in a response when this is over. The West must unite against China, and boycott China to bring them to their economic knees.

As for the US, it’s time to bring Chinese manufacturing back to the US [with enormous tariffs if necessary], and ship all Chinese students in the US back home. This will be a new cold war, and we must win at all costs. Only Trump can get this done.

    Katy L. Stamper in reply to walls. | March 30, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Trump: Truly the right man, at the right time.

    What would really hit China hard (and any country unable to decide on whether to cut off their dependency on China) would be for the US to officially re-establish its energy independence by imposing hefty tariffs on imported oil. OPEC, Russian, China and others have weaponized their activities in our commodities and stock markets to target economically essential companies in agriculture and energy production (particularly the Permian Basin shale in Texas).

    They backed off on agriculture since they need our food but destroying the shale industry would once again make us dependent on imported oil. Trump has vowed to defend our energy independence as a top priority which means protecting (not protectionism,) the most critical advantage we have for maintaining our national independence. It is THE reason we have the only real economy on earth.

    We thrived pre-1973 because of our oil advantage and controlled the global price of oil. By closing our borders to the tactics of enemies using our market mechanisms to destabilize the world economy, we could at least immunize ourselves to these tsunamis battering our shores and reflect them back to fall on foreign shores where they would take the full brunt of the assault.

    Meanwhile, we could re-establish a domestic market-based pricing system to stabilize our own markets. There is no shortage in the US so prices would not skyrocket. But we would need to FINALLY develop an energy policy that seeks to establish equilibriums based on production/demand rather than foolish political agendas and scientifically absurd declarations.

    I could write a book about the idiocy of not rationalizing our national gas production into our energy consumption. We really need to rebalance our oil vs production to market realities. That is what free markets do automatically. It would take government policy to unwind the tangled mess we have in this country. For starters, why don’t we just give away our clean natural gas to electric power plants rather than flaming it off as a by-product of oil drilling?

    The rest of the world has no place to put all of the oil and gas being dumped into the world markets. Do we see their countries taking advantage of all of this “free” energy”? Why not? Because they are not us.

    We need to separate ourselves from the idiocy of globalism. Let’s get back to basics. Bring back our industrial capacity and re-establish the economic conditions that made us the most powerful country in history. Start by re-establishing import tariffs on oil and natural gas. We have to save ourselves from the world before we can save the world.

      “”why don’t we just give away our clean natural gas to electric power plants rather than flaming it off as a by-product of oil drilling?””

      One reason is the lack of pipelines out of the Permian, something that Texas has been working to alleviate (and the left is fighting tooth and nail against). A lot of formerly coal-fired plants have already switched over, pushed by environmental laws. But the fact is that with the expansion of the Marcellus shale there is already a glut of NG in this country which is why we’ve been opening LNG markets overseas.

        Those pipelines are being built. Plains All America recently got the go-ahead on that pipeline through Austin and Kinder Morgan (if I remember right) completed another heading north but delayed its initiation due to storage capacity at the terminal end and other issues.

        The state that would get hit hard by these tariffs would be CA which is the only state importing (seriously) from Saudi Arabia. So possibly the most oil-rich land on earth would have to import it’s oil/natgas from other states and THOSE pipelines are not adequate. Oh well, wind and solar it is!

          There are several lines either planned, under construction or just completed for both crude and NG, mostly to either Houston or Corpus. Flaring has been a “problem” on the Bakken, too, for the same reason. but the enviro-whacko left (and Warren Buffett) has pretty much bottled up pipeline projects up there, last I knew.

Katy L. Stamper | March 30, 2020 at 9:37 pm

I forgot: re: wet markets.

I’m sure many here have seen the videos of asians in unidentified countries, torturing dogs to death in heaps and mounds. The video is hideous.

I’m sure many here have seen the videos of how they cage bears and put tubes in them to get bile or some such thing.

I wouldn’t trust such a people with anything but a cardboard box, and even at that, I wouldn’t trust them with a cardboard box AND a match, if you catch my drift.

They’re smart? High IQ? And EXACTLY what good has it done them? The West has superior moral philosophy and it has benefited us greatly. If I were offered a second lifetime but only if I lived in China, I would give that a HARD PASS.

    Sure, the people have some weird customs regarding eating, but remember the extreme poverty and genocide they surived under Mao.

    Think about what you would eat if you were starving, or being chased down to be killed by Mao’s Red Guard.

    Communism and fascism is the root of all evil. ALL of it.

      Katy L. Stamper in reply to TheFineReport.com. | March 31, 2020 at 5:08 am

      Why did it take root?

      Why do they take organs from living human beings?

      No excuses, Fine; no excuses.

      Milwaukee in reply to TheFineReport.com. | March 31, 2020 at 6:21 am

      Yes, they had extreme poverty under Mao and the Red Guard. Are you suggesting that would the source of those peculiar eating habits? Because it sounds like that’s your suggestion.

      Are you spitballing here, or do you have any evidence to support your suggestion? My guess is that they have

        Milwaukee in reply to Milwaukee. | March 31, 2020 at 6:28 am

        .. they have thousands of years of curious eating habits. My recollection from living in Asia 40 years ago was the Chinese ate everything except dog heart and wolf lung. Or wolf heart and dog lung. Story was they had special bowels made for eating live monkey brains, because monkeys are clever. Without evidence, blaming this on Great Leap poverty is disengenuous.

I’ve read reports that in January & February, the Chinese were buying medical supplies from around the world, particularly in Australia.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/chinese-backed-company-s-mission-to-source-australian-medical-supplies-20200325-p54du8.html

So, they knew that the virus was bad and the whole world would be hurt.

I’m for making China pay dearly when this is all over. I want to see US factories making the critical supplies from now on and not rely on the global economy.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Liz. | March 30, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Gnu-Fuscius Say:

    “He Who Tries to Save Face,
    Loses Ass.”

    Same goes for the Donkey-Crat Party!

nordic_prince | March 30, 2020 at 9:52 pm

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So many illnesses have come out of China. They are still engaged in covering up the extent of this disease in their own country.

Why have there been over 40,000 urns delivered to the Wuhan area? There have been countries recalling face masks made in China. They produced a lot of faulty test kits which were showing false negatives. China has stopped testing for this virus they pushed on the world.

It may or may not be a bio-weapon purposefully released or accidentally, but they are working to reap benefits from it at the cost of the rest of the world.

We have long known the conditions in China, and the workplaces they have, yet the world has gone to them to produce goods for cheap labor. It is time to reject most goods made in China. This isn’t against the Chinese people per se, but they are represented by a terrible regime which has no regard for the world other than how it can profit the leaders.

I don’t look at Chinese people as being the cause of this, I look at their government which is at the very least the major cause for this disease and others being unleashed upon the world. They earned the blame for this disease.

The Chinese government has a good deal to answer for. The underlying issue was reluctance by provincial government to share with national government. Recall that president Xie had to send trusted aides to Wuhan to get the real story. By then millions had fled and the virus was loose. Next the national government of China didn’t disseminate accurate information or at least as accurate as they had in a timely manner.

The Chinese then somehow got the WHO to carry water in downplaying the few independent sources reporting that this was a bigger issue than officially reported. The WHO is continuing to do so for some reason; the U.S. is the largest funding source for the WHO so that needs to be addressed.

Our absolute dependence on foreign sources for precursor pharmaceutical chemicals much less finished pharmaceuticals, masks, gloves, medical devices is our own fault. We can and will be resolving that. Simply requiring the DoD, VA, Medicare and Medicaid to purchase US sourced and manufactured products beginning for the 2022 fiscal year; October of 2021, will provide sufficient incentive to develop and restore domestic capacity.

Finally, whatever positive actions China has taken to become a ‘responsible’ nation since their inclusion into the WTO in the early 2000 has been rendered moot. Every global corporation choosing to base manufacturing or development in China should be clear eyed that the U.S. taxpayer is not going to be held hostage. If China makes a demand to censor and your company agrees to remove it then be prepared to have your platform taken down in the U.S. If your factory is nationalized by China that is the risk you exposed your shareholders to; no bailout.

Every trade negotiation, every treaty will be based on China demonstrating that they can be trusted on each count in a minor way prior to wider agreement. The Chinese government should be getting prepared for Taiwan to be taken off the table in terms of propaganda. In other words, Taiwan is a legitimate nation, as long as the nation of Taiwan doesn’t appear on maps used in China then China can’t be trusted because they prefer to cling to propaganda vs accepting reality.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to CommoChief. | March 31, 2020 at 7:59 am

    We can and will be resolving that.

    Memories are short. I’m cynical enough to think that six months after this is all past us, all will be forgiven, and companies go right back to depending on the cheap labor and ingredients the Chinese have to offer.

    Were it up to me, China would be cut off at the knees. Throw their spies out of our universities and out of our companies. Send them home. No more products, no more anything. Period. If they have a lock on some ingredient (rare earth phosphrs come to mind), find new ways and processes for getting things done. We are America. We can do anything; we proved that with our war production in WWII.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to CommoChief. | March 31, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    “U.S. is the largest funding source for the WHO so that needs to be addressed.”

    Addressed by withholding further funding. Spend those funds in America.

I still believe it’s a Chinese bio-weapon.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Exiliado. | March 31, 2020 at 10:26 am

    There is every reason to believe so when you’re left asking:

    “What would have been done any differently if it WAS
    a deliberate ATTACK using Germ Warfare?”

As casually and without proof the Dems accuse people on the right of being “Russian assets”, why are we not calling out those on the left who so vehemently oppose the term “Wuhan virus” what they are by participating in the Chinese disinformation campaign; i.e., “Chinese assets”?

Don’t know if bio weapon or wet market caused this or cause was on purpose or accidental but if Chinese got this far in destroying us – just imagine what they could accomplish with bio weapons totally on purpose. And how tempting it would be to finish the job.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to bobinreverse. | March 31, 2020 at 8:04 am

    Maybe this is a test run, and they have something far nastier in store. Having had one of my medications recalled three times in ten months due to carcinogens, I put nothing past those people.

    Yes, I said “those people”.

I’ve been calling it the Wuhan coronavirus. It is merely descriptive, and it is memorable. I’m not changing what I call it.

From the fascists infesting the university of california, re the Chinese Virus:

UC tells students ‘do not’ say ‘Chinese Virus’ and ‘do not allow’ others to say it either:
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14615

Heil Hitler!

let’s be honest AND accurate:

it’s the “Chicom Crud”

you’re welcome. 😎

Sum Ting Wong could not be reached for comment.

smalltownoklahoman | March 31, 2020 at 9:32 am

Some basic things we need to do as a nation:

1. Reestablish viable domestic production of critically needed products, especially in times of national disaster. It may be pricier to do things this way thanks to our higher standards, pay & benefits, various other factors but long term it will likely be much safer for us as a nation. At the very least we should be moving production of these critically needed products out of a nation that DOES NOT have our best interests in mind and moving it to, if not home, then at least nations who have safety and hygiene standards that satisfy us and whom we can trust not to try and hold us over a barrel over these products when we really need them.

2. Increased scrutiny of products coming out of China. Tim Poole highlighted something important the other day in one of his videos. China recalled a lot of products that they had been shipping out so that they could better deal with the virus domestically. However when they started shipping out a lot of these products again many of them were found to be defective, masks and testing kits for the virus in particular. I’m kinda with Tim in that we both suspect this was deliberate on China’s part: trying to keep themselves strong & healthy while trying to weaken other nations. If China really is trying to sabotage other nations attempts to battle this virus then we really need to take a closer look at what they’re trying to sell us before we release it to our own markets/supply chains.

3. We must insist that China greatly improve it’s hygiene and sanitation.
Those wet markets man…. that’s a nightmare! They are an active breeding ground for these zoonotic diseases and provide a ready area/conditions for them to jump from animals to people. For the safety of their own citizens and the world in general China needs to end the practice of wet markets and adopt much safer and cleaner practices of bringing food products to market. No more bringing live animals (of questionable health) to market to be butchered on site! All butchering/meat processing should be done at a remote location where any blood, body fluids, fecal matter, can easily be cleaned up between each animal. Should an animal showing signs of infection turn up at one of these facilities there will be a better chance it can be removed before it’s infection can spread, especially if these butchering facilities are routinely inspected. At the very least if the meat brought to market in China/shipped out of China was processed at facilities like this it would be much harder for China to play the evasive games it’s playing right now to try and shift blame for the Wuhan virus!

I think we need to make a distinction between China doing it and the appearance of the virus in China. Saying China did it implies that there was an active program to produce and disseminate it. Any hard proof that this was the result of a deliberate program and a deliberate intent to disseminate it? But on the other hand, if we accept that the virus is just one of natures things that happens, and it just happened in China (maybe even as a result of their food collection, distribution and marketing methods) then its a very different thing to lay blame. We can hardly be honest and lay blame for natural events, no matter how horrifying. So who is claiming what? Natural event or deliberate horror? Kindly note the preceding remarks have said nothing about China’s story, propaganda and lies subsequent to the virus event. That’s a whole other issue.

This has been cover nicely in comments, BUT in my mind I think if you are NOT part of the solution YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM? IMO

And, of course, to the surprise of absolutely no one, the water-carrying, Dhimmi-crat, mainstream media prostitute-lackey-propagandists, along with elected Dhimmi-crats, are gleefully aiding China in its attempts at image rehabilitation, are parroting Chinese government propaganda, and, are assisting in brazen historical revisionism, all with the aim of (as usual) bashing the U.S. and flogging Trump.

“scientists and doctors have a long-held practice of naming a new disease after a population or the site of its first major outbreak”

That is less and less the case, especially when the disease etiology is clearly know and understood. The pandemic flu of 1918 was commonly called Spanish Flu, though the contagion did not originate there and was more common in the countries engaged in WWI.

Calling it covid-19 or Wuhan virus changes nothing of much consequence, but the former label identifies the responsible viral agent.

“scientists and doctors have a long-held practice of naming a new disease after a population or the site of its first major outbreak”

That is less and less the case, especially when the disease etiology is clearly know and understood. The pandemic flu of 1918 was commonly called Spanish Flu, though the contagion did not originate there and was more common in the countries engaged in WWI.

Calling it covid-19 or Wuhan virus changes nothing of much consequence, but the former label identifies the responsible viral agent.

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