(ConservativeHub.com) – The CDC reported that as of July 22, the seven-day moving average of new COVID-19 cases has increased 46.7%. Cases are on the rise in more than 90% of the US, and the American people want answers. In fact, the entire world wants answers, and it’s been trying to get them, no thanks to Chinese officials.
World Health Organization (WHO) head, Tedros Ghebreyesus, recently proposed initiating a multi-faceted plan for the next phase of its ongoing investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 virus. He called for:
- Additional studies of animal markets located near Wuhan, China, the location where the virus was first detected
- Increased studies regarding the geographic region where the earliest circulation of the coronavirus was detected
- Audits of the research facilities located near the first identified human cases
China Responds to WHO Plans to Continue Investigation Inside Its Borders
Chinese health officials responded to the WHO leader’s proposal during a press conference held on July 22. They rejected the proposal, calling plans to audit Chinese research facilities “arrogance [directed towards] science.” Zeng Yixin, Communist China’s vice minister of health, added that Ghebreyesus’ proposed phase two investigation exhibited “disrespect for common sense.”
Continuing, Zeng claimed the WHO’s first phase investigation ruled out the possibility the COVID-19 virus escaped from a lab. He also said there was no evidence the virus was manufactured and called on WHO investigators to look into other overseas locations for the coronavirus’ place of origin. Zeng, alongside other Chinese officials, have even gone as far as to claim the pandemic originated at Fort Detrick, a US military base located in Frederick, Maryland.
Zeng Continues to Go Off the Rails
Zeng continued to press his assault on the WHO and the international community at large during the press conference. In addition to his ridiculous claims, he demanded investigators look in the US and other countries for COVID’s origins. He also accused foreign governments and global media of political interference.
As he put it, China supports studies into the original site of the COVID-19 outbreak “based on science,” but opposes “politicizing” the investigation.
The Global Community and WHO Are Fed-Up With China
The leaders of the world’s wealthiest nations spoke out against China during the June G-7 summit. They issued a joint communiqué covering their areas of agreement and differences. Concerns about China weighed heavily in that report, particularly concerns about human rights abuses and COVID’s origins.
The communiqué also called for a “timely, transparent… and science-based” Phase 2 investigation, something Zeng and other Chinese officials clearly don’t want to see happen.
Using the united strength of the G-7 to push back against Chinese resistance is a good start, but it’s a long way from an adequate end.
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