UPDATE: Chinese propaganda continues to flood the internet, is backed by Twitter and the Left
Since their early March claims began to catch widespread attention, Chinese officials are continuing to manipulate data to further push the idea that the Wuhan Coronavirus originated in the U.S.
Though it has been found to be true that the first known patient with the Wuhan Coronavirus had no link to the Seafood Market, as the Chinese government claimed, this does in no way prove that the U.S. had anything to do with the virus. In fact, it only proves that the Chinese government was incorrect when they released that information in December.
An article published by Global Research — the same article tweeted by Lijian Zhao in the link above — asserts that the virus was created at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) at Fort Detrick, which was shut down by the CDC in August 2019.
The article was written by a resident of Shanghai, and two of the article’s ten sources were the Wuhan government itself, calling into question the legitimacy of the article. Furthermore, there is no solid proof that any virus escaped the facility, let alone made its way to Wuhan, China.
But, as many may remember, Sen. Tom Cotton was called a “conspiracy theorist” by much of the U.S. media, and the world, by asserting that the Wuhan Coronavirus was created in a lab; yet, according to many articles written here in the U.S., this was “debunked.” The Wuhan Coronavirus was not, according to scientists, man-made.
Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai was hurt by the idea that the Wuhan Coronavirus was created in a lab as a bioweapon. When asked about the claims back in February, he had this to say:
“It’s very harmful, it’s very dangerous to stir up suspicion, rumors and spread them among the people,” he said Sunday. “For one thing, this will create panic. Another thing is that it will fan up racial discrimination, xenophobia, all these things that will really harm our joint efforts to combat the virus.”
If what scientists had to say against Cotton’s claims hold weight, then that would mean the virus could not have originated at the USAMRDC, meaning that, opposite to what Tiankai stated in February, China is the dangerous one, and the one causing panic.
However, the Left is legitimizing China’s claims by not only allowing for these officials to voice their propaganda uncontested but by attacking the current administration and other GOP officials for using the terms ‘Wuhan Virus’ or ‘China Virus,’ claiming they’re using racist rhetoric.
As reported by the Daily Caller, “Twitter revised some of its policies to ‘protect the public conversation around COVID-19.’” While Twitter is removing tweets from those who are critiquing the Left, Twitter will not remove tweets from these Chinese officials who spreading dangerous propaganda and attacking the U.S. government.
Further, Democrats and journalists were enraged on Monday when President Donald Trump took to Twitter to refer to the Wuhan Coronavirus as “Chinese Virus.”
Unfortunately, it appears that Democratic leaders in our country would rather support a foreign government, who has repeatedly lied, controlled and manipulated its media and is now threatening to withhold medicine from us, than support the current administration.
Amidst a global pandemic that is already leaving many in a state of panic, the Chinese government is using its disinformation propaganda to spread fear and impose guilt on the American people. In response, the U.S. media is attacking our President for his comments, calling him a racist, instead of holding the Chinese government responsible for their actions in spreading the Wuhan Coronavirus.
The bottom line is Democrats must remember that now is not the time for identity politics, but the time to hold China accountable for its role in the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus, and to focus on properly and responsibly informing our citizens and our economy.
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