WH advisor Peter Navarro says China bought & hoarded 2.2 billion masks from around the world in one month (Jan-Feb). Plus goggles, gloves, respirators.
Navarro says China "tried to corner the world market in PPE when they knew the dangers & didn't tell the rest of the world."
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) April 6, 2020
If China isn’t punished for this BS (along with all the other nefarious shit they’ve pulled related to COVID-19 or otherwise), our world will be doomed. It is just so unbelievable frustrating to see our own media do their bidding 😞
The world is waking up. This is the official Sky News Australia. Their videos barely get views. This is approaching 700K in 3 days. The WHO is a joke.
They mention towards the end of the video that crucial items needed to fight the spread of the Wuhan Flu were taken away and given to China. It’s very similar to how 3M won’t sell PPE to Americans or how doctors in NY are being told to reuse their masks for a week while the surplus of masks they had in stock were sent overseas to places like China, among others.
Leading US manufacturers of medical safety gear told the White House that China prohibited them from exporting their products from the country as the coronavirus pandemic mounted — even as Beijing was trying to “corner the world market” in personal protective equipment, The Post has learned.
Now, the Trump administration is weighing legal action against China over its alleged actions, a lawyer for President Trump said Sunday.
“In criminal law, compare this to the levels that we have for murder,” said Jenna Ellis, a senior legal adviser to Trump’s re-election campaign.
“People are dying. When you have intentional, cold-blooded, premeditated action like you have with China, this would be considered first-degree murder.”
Ellis said the options under consideration include filing a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights or working “through the United Nations.”
Executives from 3M and Honeywell told US officials that the Chinese government in January began blocking exports of N95 respirators, booties, gloves and other supplies produced by their factories in China, according to a senior White House official.
The international body blithely accepted Beijing’s assurances that there was little to worry about.
As the Japanese government counted the cost of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics being postponed to next year, Taro Aso, the country’s deputy prime minister, took out his frustration on the World Health Organisation (WHO). Preparation for a pandemic of exactly this nature had long been the WHO’s top priority. So why did it fail the test so badly when the moment came?
Aso’s answer was that the WHO had grown far too close to China. Indeed, he suggested, it should change its name to the Chinese Health Organisation. Not only was the previous WHO director-general, Margaret Chan, a Chinese national but her successor, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the former Ethiopian health minister, was China’s candidate. The allegation was serious: “Early on, if the WHO had not insisted to the world that China had no pneumonia epidemic, then everybody would have taken precautions,” he said on 28 March. Although it was alerted in late December that a new disease had appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the WHO continued to repeat Beijing’s assurances that there was nothing much to worry about.
The WHO had been warned of the problem in Wuhan from a reliable but awkward source. In common with most international organisations, at China’s insistence the WHO does not include Taiwan as an independent member. That is why those looking for evidence of Taiwan’s performance in the struggle against Covid-19 will search in vain on the WHO website. Yet, as Aso also noted, Taiwan can claim to be a “world leader” in responding to the virus and its impressive record should be known. By screening people arriving on flights from China and tracing the contacts of all known cases, this island country of some 24 million people has so far limited the number of cases to 363, with five deaths.
Rep. Lance Gooden introduced the Stop COVID Act, designed to give the Department of Justice the ability to hold the Chinese Communist Party responsible for the novel coronavirus if it is proved they manufactured the deadly disease.
The bill – short for “Stop China-Originated Viral Infectious Disease Act” – will “give our legal system the power to investigate the origin of the virus and, if found guilty, hold accountable those responsible for creating and releasing it,” according to Rep. Gooden.
While Democrats push for a 9/11 Commission to chastise President Trump’s pandemic response, Rep. Gooden and his Republican counterparts are putting Americans first, setting up a viable pathway for reparations from China.