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China says it backs WHO in tracing COVID-19; denounces U.S. 'lies'

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"This is worse than Pearl Harbor. This is worse than the World Trade Center," Trump said. "And it should have never happened. It could have been stopped at the source. It could have been stopped in China. It should have been stopped right at the source, and it wasn't."

All true.

He has accused the WHO of being "China-centric" and acting too slowly to fight the disease, and threatened to withdraw funds, while many scientists have said now is the time to increase funding and global cooperation to find a vaccine.

Yeah, well, there are other organizations that are more trustworthy than the WHO.

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Dr Fauci backed controversial Wuhan Lab with US dollars for risky coronavirus research.

https://www.newsweek.com/dr-fauci-backed-controversial-wuhan-lab-millions-us-dollars-risky-coronavirus-research-1500741

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At a White House event on Wednesday, Trump, who is seeking re-election in November, called the virus the worst "attack" the United States had ever experienced

So China attacked the US and killed 70,000 Americans.

called the virus the worst "attack" ... and blamed China for not stopping it.

Blame the attacker for not stopping the attack? I blame the thief for not stopping himself from stealing.

Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii in 1941 and al Qaeda militants flew hijacked airliners into the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.

That would be like if Franklin Roosevelt blames Japan for not stopping their own attack on Pearl Harbor and Bush W. blaming the al Queda for the same.

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"This is worse than Pearl Harbor. This is worse than the World Trade Center," Trump said. "And it should have never happened. It could have been stopped at the source. It could have been stopped in China.

It should have been stopped right at the source, and it wasn't."

I should have stopped the spread of the virus and I didn’t.

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Making the virus and all other problems the world is facing even worse is watching the US and China (and WHO knows all else) point fingers blaming otherguys instead of working together to try to solve the problem.

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Pompeo accused China of withholding virus samples he said were needed for global vaccine research, and he demanded transparency. 

This is a fight for the patent for the vaccine between US pharmaceutical companies and the CCP that started long ago.

An arsonist starts a fire then sells fire extinguishers.

Create a deadly virus then patent the vaccine.

Dr Fauci backed controversial Wuhan Lab with US dollars for risky coronavirus research.

The US funding for Chinese research for the vaccine goes way before this pandemic.

@ The Avenger

In 2019, with the backing of NIAID, the National Institutes of Health committed $3.7 million over six years for research that included some gain-of-function work. The program followed another $3.7 million, 5-year project for collecting and studying bat coronaviruses, which ended in 2019, bringing the total to $7.4 million.

Bill Gates also invests in these Chinese labs. China is still responsible for the outbreak whether intentional or an accident.

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I was surprised to hear that doctors say that patients in Chicago might have been dying from the coronavirus as early as November and that it was through community spread, not travel.

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Chine needs to explain the gain-of-function research they were doing on the corona virus in that lab; in detail. Oh, and don't forget about the missing scientists and doctors.

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Of course they back them, they bought them so.....

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While Pompeo and Trump have said that they have proof that China is responsible, but won't release the proof, the American intelligence agencies have said that it is not true. Same old, same old. The liar-in-chief and his sycophants, versus the experts.

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The origin of the virus?

China

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Agreed.

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Less than nine months until Jan, 2020, when the next US President will be sworn in. One can only hope and pray that the next President is better than this one.

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Fauci claims it doesn’t matter if the virus came from the lab or not if it isn’t man made.

i disagree. if it was in “nature” already but brought to a populated area by science then escaped the lab to a market next door , then that is critical. Also means it came “from the lab” as they chose to bring it from where they found it that wasn’t bothering humans at the time to a place that killed people.

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I swear that if a meteor hit the earth some posters on this site would blame Trump for it. China DOES NOT want to work with any independent organization. It will work with only the WHO (which has shady financial ties to China which have been repeatedly proven). China has threatened Australia with economic retaliation if it does not tow the communist party line. China's CCP is arresting pro-Democracy supporters in Hong Kong, expanding its military might near Indonesia, the "Bat Woman" doctor who could answer a lot of problems "is fine" but has disappeared and no one can find. This virus originated in Wuhan either intentionally in a lab or by vile sanitary conditions in a wet market (and we can't find out because China's CCP won't let anyone in) but somehow this is all the fault of Trump. Ya, got it.

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, addressing reporters in Beijing on Thursday, said China supported WHO efforts to investigate the origin of the pandemic.

"We are always open to cooperate with the WHO on matters, including on the question of origin," she said. But she repeated a timeline of signals from France, Sweden and the United States itself that the virus may not have emerged in China.

"While scientists have not come to a conclusion, why is Secretary Pompeo drawing the hasty conclusion that the virus came from a Wuhan lab? Where is his proof? Show us the proof. If he cannot show any evidence, then he may still be in the process of making up this evidence."

The statement and tone within the above paragraphs, clearly indicates the reason/logic underlining the necessity for an independent investigation.

Also, most importantly, the fallacious argument, ultimately key motivations behind the deceptive assertions the Government of China is deploying to stall any possibility of an investigation.  

There has be to a compulsive element to persuade the Government of China to co-operate over and above the Government of China's rationale to misdirect/misguide the Global community.

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While Pompeo and Trump have said that they have proof that China is responsible, but won't release the proof, the American intelligence agencies have said that it is not true. Same old, same old. The liar-in-chief and his sycophants, versus the experts.

China has lied and tried to coverup every single outbreak that occurred in their country and beyond. The fact that we even have to debate their innocence on this when they were the first to report on this is just mind boggling.

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The game is up China. You done broke the world and now play the victim. Blatant lies, coverups , doublespeak, groupthink , corruption, entitlement, arrogance, ignorance, could go on and on. As we see the Stalinist style propaganda machine go into overdrive now, panicking, dangerous; we can only hope that one day soon the Chinese people will see the end to this brutal, self serving and evil regime. Don't listen to me though, just check out some of the damage control interviews the CCP puppets are doing around the world. Have a good look at them and check how genuine and forthright they seem. How do they make you feel? its all out there on show, the whole facade. They must think we are complete mugs.

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stormcrow - I was surprised to hear that doctors say that patients in Chicago might have been dying from the coronavirus as early as November and that it was through community spread, not travel.

The doctors, and the CDC personnel who were camped in the Chicago area for most of January, would be surprised to learn this latest bit of Chinese fanboy propaganda.

First case of coronavirus confirmed in Chicago

"This is not a local emergency": City officials say the victim is a woman in her 60s who returned from the Chinese city at the center of the outbreak. But they say the risk to the public now is low.

> ..."This is a single travel-associated case, not a local emergency," said Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady. "We obviously take emerging viruses seriously and there are still many unanswered questions."

The risk to the public is "low at this time both nationally and in Chicago," and there's no need for people to change their behavior, Arwady said.

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/first-case-coronavirus-confirmed-chicago

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not what the leaked dossier said. Thats what the "anonymous diplomat" (that CNN found by the next day) said to cover up the leaked dossier contents.

That dossier said only Australia doesnt agree it came from the lab. Not that this is the case, but Australia does has an economic reason to say "wet market" instead.

The other Five Eyes countries (UK, NZ, Canada) agree. The Trump administration is on its own in this one. Again.

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1glenn - Less than nine months until Jan, 2020, when the next US President will be sworn in. One can only hope and pray that the next President is better than this one.

WHO is the Chinese government suggesting that you recommend?

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In fact, most countries tried to cover up or playdown this virus, and then suffered from it, no matter it is the east or west.

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I do not trust Tedros in this enquiry. It must be handled by an independent investigators as suggested by Scott Morrison. In case China were found guilty for its coverup, Beijing must be liable for this pandemic outbreak.

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Pompeo also accused the WHO of being too slow to respond to the disease 

Pompeo sama, how about accusing your master who said the virus was a hoax, the US won't get affectec, it would vainish like a bubble when it gets hot.

So was the WHO supposed to invade the U.S put a gun on Donnie head and get him to take the virus seriously?

The WHO has advised countries to test, test, test and some are not still testing, so what is the WHO supposed to do?

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Let Director-General Tedros resign, and invite Taiwan as a regular or special member to the WHO. That's a minimal baseline demand for the sake of organizational reforms, with no inch being compromised.

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Pompous Porky Pompeo panders prodigiously to pick up political points with the president.

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It looks like they were doing "gain of function" research at the Wuhan lab, which basically means they were developing different strains of coronavirus just in case it mutates in the future. Very dangerous research. Looks like it escaped from the lab.

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Taiwan, not believing the devious CCP lies, quickly halted flights from China and escaped the high number of deaths that have occurred around the globe.

The lesson?

Do not trust the CCP!

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The CCP vs Trump, it's a peverse contest of who can convince the dumb people of their toxic lies. Neither side have any credibility.

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@Akie The dangers of doing gain-of-fuction research FAR OUTWEIGH and knowledge derived. Gain-of-function research on viruses must be outlawed and any scientist conducting such research needs to be isolated in prison; immoral, dangerous, outlandish and incredibly stupid.

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Lying is very very very common with trump and his gang. trump and his gang needs to blame someone or anyone or anything to get the attention away from his failure in his country, usa. But what they did not realiaze with the blaming game are 1). trump is showing the world, that he and his gang are afraid of the chinese because trump knows that if the chinese really react, it is the end od trump's days as president. 2). In the history of trump, due to his incompetance, trump had only use his might. but does the new world need might ???. 3). As far as , I have watch trump since he came into power, he or his gang had showed nothing but showed all the weakness of the bad americans. Show proof, if U can trump and yr gang. I would love to see proof.

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