The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) allowed the spread of the CCP Virus knowing that it was dangerous, “That’s a matter of fact. It should not be in dispute” Peter Navarro, assistant to the president, director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, and the national Defense Production Act policy coordinator, told Fox Business on May 15.
For Navarro, it is clear that the CCP knew how dangerous the virus is and what needs to be investigated is whether or not it was designed as a biological weapon. He also stressed that its seriousness lies in the fact that it is unusually asymptomatic, which facilitates its spread.
“Why did China [the CCP] restrict domestic travel to and from Wuhan while allowing international travel out of the city to continue?” was the question Navarro asked, which could be taken as an indicator of the CCP’s intention to spread the virus to the rest of the world.
He also argued that the CCP, instead of containing it, used its links with the World Health Organization (WHO) to hide the malignancy of the CCP Virus for a time, a period of time that would have been valuable for all countries to take appropriate prevention measures.
“The only question in dispute now is, did it come from the P4 lab and was that virus genetically engineered to be a weaponized Virus,” Navarro told Fox News Gerry Baker.
Navarro also believes that the CCP should pay for the damage caused in the United States by the pandemic.
“You’d look at all the damages directly to our economy. You’d look at the … American lives lost and value those appropriately, although there’s no value you can put on a life that’s really accurate. And that’s trillions of dollars,” Navarro said.
He also urged industries based in China to move to the United States.
“One of the big solutions here is to bring our supply chains and production home through things like buy American, through things like deregulation, which will make it easier for us to locate manufacturing here,” Navarro argued.
Deaths caused by the pandemic exceed 323,000 and confirmed infections with the virus are close to 5 million people, while economic losses worldwide are incalculable.
Claims against the CCP are multiplying every day, originating from various countries, due to its controversial handling of the CCP Virus outbreak, including retaliation against countries that ask to investigate the case at an international level.
The most recent sanctions against the CCP were requested by Reps. Lance Gooden (R-Texas), Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) and Jim Banks (R-Ind.) in a letter to the Trump administration on May 18.
The representatives said the sanctions are for “their complicity in human rights abuses and the harm they’ve inflicted on the United States and our allies.”
In their letter, they call for the implementation of the global Magnitsky sanctions against several high-ranking members of the CCP. If the request is approved, the assets of the officials would be frozen and they would be denied visas.