The Great Coronavirus Coverup…..and why we must call it the “Chinese Virus”
By Owen North
According to a great many liberals and their mouthpieces (the mainstream media, Amnesty International, liberal twitter and democrat politicians among them) to refer to Covid-19 as the ‘Chinese Virus’, just as President Trump did, constitutes an egregious act of “racism”.
For instance, the American news outlet, CNN stated that:
“After consulting with medical experts, and receiving guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), CNN has determined that name is both inaccurate and is considered stigmatizing”.
Likewise, Amnesty International so bravely proclaimed:
“calling it the Chinese virus is racist”.
An assertion which they subsequently reiterated. “This is still true”, their twitter account said.
Joe Biden, the Democratic party’s presumptive nominee, called Trump “xenophobic” for referring to the virus as such.
The usual suspects may holler and howl but that doesn’t negate the importance of referring to the Chinese virus as such, if anything it emphasises it. Despite the impression their comments give to the contrary, viruses have a long history of being named after the location or country they originate from. One need only look at the Ebola virus, named after the Ebola river, MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) the West Nile virus named after the Nile river or the Spanish Flu and so on and so forth. So why should China, or Wuhan, be the exception to the rule?
China, one of the most authoritarian country’s in the world, a communist tyranny, a one party state, a country which (under threat of sterilisation) enforced a one child policy for decades, a country which is ruthlessly persecuting the Uyghur minority in Xinjiang, which is currently engaged in rolling out an Orwellian “social-credit” system and one which routinely throws its weight around militarily in the South China sea didn’t lift a finger, didn’t direct an ounce of its authoritarian impulse, to clamp down on its own country’s wretched, dirty disease ridden wet markets.
Wet Markets which, in the words of a study from the University of Hong Kong all the way back in 2007, were like a “ticking time bomb”. It doesn’t take a genius to discover why. They sell live bats and corpses alike, snakes, porcupines, scorpions and rats, just to name a few. As Joe Walston, the head of global conservation at the Wildlife Conservation Society put it “You could not design a better way of creating pandemics,”.
Not only did the Chinese state tolerate the wretched conditions which facilitated the spread of not only the new coronavirus, in addition to the previous killers of the H5N1 avian flu and SARS, they actively silenced those brave whistle-blowers who raised the alarm and, hence, repeatedly misled the world on its severity. A grave crime, which constitutes a total dereliction of its duty, under international law.
One doctor, Li Wenliang, who posted a warning on social media in December 2019 about a cluster of flu like cases and encouraged colleagues to wear protective equipment was confronted by the Chinese police. He was instructed to refrain from “spreading rumours”. Sometime later, in February 2020, he died, reportedly of the very virus of which he warned. He leaves behind a pregnant wife and a young child.
In another case of state intimidation: Ai Fen, a director at Wuhan Central Hospital, was reprimanded for posting information on WeChat, a Chinese social media platform, about the new virus.
As this suppression was going on, Chinese health authorities forcefully maintained, long after doctors in Wuhan had concluded otherwise, that human to human transmission was impossible, that the outbreak was controllable and that flight restrictions were unnecessary. This was all rhetoric which the useful idiots at the World Health Organisation parroted in January.
A tweet from the WHO read:
“Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in Wuhan, China”.
This is the same W.H.O that advised against targeted travel bans, as a means of containing the outbreak, with its general director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus referring to them as being “often ineffective” and that they would lead to “fear and stigma”.
Despite being warned by Taiwan of the virus’s ability to be transferred via human to human contact, the W.H.O continued to drag its feet. The results for Britain and the world have been devastating.
Today, more than two million coronavirus cases have been confirmed worldwide and in excess of two hundred thousand people have died. Our country is to enter its worst recession in three hundred years, our streets are desolate, our economy is in tatters and our ancient liberties, paid for in blood for our forefathers, have been suspended. In excess of twenty thousand people have died in Britain, at the time of this writing.
If the Chinese state were to have acted sooner our country and the world would not be in such dire straits. Research by the University of Southampton estimates that if serious action were taken just three weeks sooner the number of cases could have been reduced by, potentially as much as, 95%. As the University of Southampton states: “if interventions in the country (China) could have been conducted one week, two weeks, or three weeks earlier, cases could have been reduced by 66 percent, 86 percent and 95 percent respectively – significantly limiting the geographical spread of the disease.”
China doesn’t want you to know this. That’s why Chinese state media is smearing those who refer to it as the “Chinese virus” in order to disassociate itself from the virus and unfortunately Western media, in many instances, is reciting the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda line, in order to score cheap political points against President Trump to tout their woke credentials.
At one of the British governments recent press conferences, the First Secretary of state Dominic Raab, Her Majesty’s de-facto Prime Minister, said that relations with China cannot return to “business as usual” when this crisis concludes. He’s right. The Chinese Communist Party must pay for the destruction they have inflicted on the world. This is their virus.