Communist Party of China and American media scramble to rewrite history…and blame Trump!
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and Coronavirus Task Force member, isn’t the only person or entity rewriting the history of the COVID19 pandemic.
After reports surfaced that three scientists who worked at the Wuhan Institute of Virology became ill with a mysterious disease, Fauci went from lab-leak skeptical to lab-leak questioning.
The Chinese Communist Party took an entirely different approach: Outright denial.
The Chinese regime denied on Monday that lab staff in Wuhan were infected with COVID-19 before the pandemic, in response to a question about a WSJ report.
…The regime asserted again that the CCP virus originated outside China.
Zhao Lijian, the spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry, accused the United States of releasing the CCP virus from Fort Detrick military base in Maryland during a news briefing in Beijing on May 24.
Zhao ignored the fact that the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as novel coronavirus, started infecting people in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, where the WIV is located, in late 2019. All of the first patients in other countries were infected weeks later and were connected to Wuhan directly or indirectly.
However, the Chinese might have a hard time rewriting history in the social media era. Last summer, reports came out that in 2012, six Chinese coal miners had an illness similar to COVID19. Unfortunately, three of those men died.
When the Wall Street Journal sent out a reporter to investigate the mine area for evidence, he was detained and his photographs destroyed.
Chinese authorities have obstructed independent efforts to investigate the mine, setting up a checkpoint nearby where unidentified men stopped several foreign journalists in recent weeks, on one occasion warning there were wild elephants ahead.
A Journal reporter reached the mine by mountain bike but was later detained and questioned for about five hours by police, who deleted a cellphone photograph of the mine. Villagers told the reporter that local officials had warned them not to discuss the mine with outsiders.
There was no sign of nearby villages being evacuated or any recent research activity at the mine. It was so overgrown that its entrance appeared to be inaccessible.
But the Chinese Communist Party isn’t the only entity trying to alter the timeline. The American media is scrambling to explain its fact-reversal efforts on the now acceptable possibility the coronavirus pandemic originated in Wuhan, China.
Of course, President Donald Trump is to blame! On CNN, The New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman blamed Trump for the paper’s failure to address the lab-leak possibility with any seriousness:
I do think it’s important to remember that part of this issue when this was first being reported on and discussed back a few months after the pandemic had begun was that then President Trump and Mike Pompeo the Secretary of State both suggested they had seen evidence that this was formed in a lab and they also suggested it was not released on purpose, but they refused to release the evidence showing what it was,” Haberman told CNN’s “New Day” on Monday.
“And so because of that, that made this instantly political,” she claimed. “I think that that was, you know, example 1,000 when the Trump administration learned that when you have burned your own credibility over and over again people are not immediately going to believe you, especially in an election year.”
…As opposed to not believing The New York Times at any point in any year.
NYT's @maggieNYT on the Wuhan lab leak theory: "Important to remember … then-Pres Trump and Pompeo both suggested they'd seen evidence this was formed in a lab … but they refused to release the evidence … because of that, that made this instantly political." pic.twitter.com/r9zi1lJT74
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 25, 2021
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