How did the CCP deceive the world about the origin of the COVID-19 virus?
The CCP blamed other countries for spreading the COVID-19 virus, bent the research of experts, and launched a series of unscientific conspiracy theories.
First, according to the New York Times, Chinese officials openly spread their own conspiracy theories for months after the outbreak, implying that the U.S. military may have brought the virus to Wuhan city.
On June 16, 2021, Global Times, an overseas CCP mouthpiece, published an article proving that COVID-19 did not originate from China. The article said that COVID-19 originated in Spain, appeared in Italy, spread to France, arose in Brazil, and spread to the U.S. From the U.S., the COVID-19 virus spread to China.
Most recently, Vietnam has become a victim of the CCP’s blame campaign. For quite some time, China has continuously announced the detection of SARS-CoV-2 on Vietnam’s agricultural and seafood trucks and suspended the import of some agricultural products. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Duc Tien Phung said, “First, China mentioned that SARS-CoV-2 was detected on the packaging of Vietnamese seafood exported from Tien Giang. However, at that time, Tien Giang did not have any cases, so we confirmed that there was no reason to infect the goods.”
Edward Holmes, a professor at the University of Sydney who has studied coronaviruses, said the idea was that this virus “… lacks scientific credibility and will only fuel conspiracy theories,” he said.
Two pieces of evidence prove that CCP did not cooperate in investigating the origin of COVID-19.
First, the Associated Press conducted an independent investigation at the end of 2020 at a mine in China that was once home to bats. The mine is believed to be where the coronavirus first appeared. However, when their research team tried to take a sample, it was confiscated. In addition, coronavirus experts were ordered not to speak to the press, and a group of Associated Press journalists was followed by plainclothes Chinese police who blocked them from entering the study site.
In addition, the CCP tightly supervised WHO specialists’ visit to the Wuhan laboratory. Peter Embarek, a Danish scientist who heads the WHO mission, told Science Mag on Feb. 14, 2020, that “a political atmosphere pervaded the room,” during the investigation and scientists’ visit. Students are always accompanied by “30 to 60 Chinese colleagues,” a large number of them are not scientists nor from the public health field.
The epidemic broke out and was concealed at an early stage
Citizens who reveal information about a SARS-like virus are silenced.
The first case is Ms. Ai Fen, head of the emergency department of Wuhan Central Hospital. After discovering that mysterious pneumonia cases were caused by a virus similar to the SARS virus to 81%. She took pictures to share the research results with Dr. Li Wen Liang. According to The Guardian magazine on March 11, 2020, “That night, Ms. Ai said she received a text message from her hospital, asking her not to arbitrarily disclose information about this strange disease to avoid causing confusion.” On Jan. 1, 2020, Ms. Ai was summoned to the hospital’s discipline inspection committee and was severely reprimanded for “spreading rumors” and “affecting social stability.” Ms. Ai said, “As a clinician, when I discovered a very important virus, how could I not tell another doctor. I did what any other doctor or any normal person would do. If the public had been alerted to this virus from Jan. 1, there wouldn’t have been so many tragedies.”
The next case is doctor Li Wen Liang, one of the first to publicize information about the outbreak in Wuhan. Dr. Li shared on the Chinese social networking app WeChat, in a chat group with hundreds of former classmates at his medical school, that: “Seven ‘SARS-like’ cases at the Huanan seafood market have been confirmed.” Dr. Li attached a screenshot of a diagnosis report received from Dr. Ai Fen. On Jan. 3, police reprimanded Li Wen Liang along with seven other medical professionals for spreading “rumors” online.
Another case is Mr. Chen Qiu Shi, a 34-year-old lawyer, who arrived in Wuhan on Jan. 24, a day after the city was locked down. In just over two weeks in Wuhan, he posted more than 100 posts on YouTube and Twitter accounts banned in China and garnered millions of views. Chen filmed interviews with local people who had lost loved ones and patients lying on makeshift beds in hospital corridors. For this reason, the Chinese authorities harassed Mr. Chen’s parents in eastern China. He later said in tears in a YouTube video, “I’m not afraid to die. Should I be afraid of the Communist Party?” On Feb. 7, Mr. Chen’s mother said he had gone missing the day before.
The CCP has concealed outbreak information worldwide, falsifying the number of people with COVID-19 in the country.
In Feb. 2020, the epidemic broke out in Shandong province, eastern China. At that time, as of Feb. 25, the Shandong government said there were a total of 755 infections in the area.
But according to internal documents obtained, as of Feb. 23, 1,992 people have tested positive for the virus through nucleic acid testing.
Between Feb 8 to 22, while the government said 347 new cases were diagnosed, internal data showed 1,072 new patients—three times the published number.
Republican Senator Ben Sasse called the CCP’s epidemic data “trash propaganda.” Sasse said: “The way to say that the number of deaths from coronavirus in the United States is higher than in China is wrong. I don’t discuss confidential news at all. It is an obvious fact.”
Sasse added: “In the past, the CCP has lied, now it is lying, and in the future, it will still lie just to protect its government.”
CCP plays hypocrisy while the pandemic is raging.
The CCP has purchased and cut exports of medical equipment and supplies, leaving the world in a state of shortage.
According to China’s official customs data, from Jan. 24 to Feb. 29, the country imported 2.46 billion bales of medical materials, including masks and protective equipment. Among them are 2.02 billion masks from abroad.
Meanwhile, China, itself a major producer of such medical supplies, stopped exporting in January—just as the outbreak in China became severe.
On Feb. 1, 2020, the Shandong Net page reported that Weihai Jingcheng Special Yarn Products Company had started operating at full capacity from the 3rd day of the Lunar New Year. This company mainly produces export goods, such as medical masks. Previously, because the company mainly produced for the export market, it needed to pay tax to sell its products in China. But since Jan. 27, China’s customs authorities have granted the company a special license that allows it to sell all of its products inside China without paying taxes. The Weihai provincial news site also reported on Jan. 29 that other factories based in the same free trade zone have also started following the same policy and stopped exporting their goods.
White House economic adviser, Peter Navarro said: “China has tried to dominate the world market for personal protective equipment. … They bought a large number of masks, gloves, goggles, respirators from the rest of the world at a time when the world was still asleep amidst the dangers of the virus.”
The CCP used vaccine diplomacy, mask diplomacy to play the role of a hero to save the world, but failed miserably.
They sent the necessary medical supplies to countries from Italy to Peru. However, the Netherlands, Spain, and Turkey reported faulty medical equipment of Chinese origin not long after that.
The Netherlands announced on March 28 that it had recalled about 600,000 masks from a shipment of 1.3 million purchased from a Chinese manufacturer a week earlier. However, Dutch health officials said the masks did not fit properly or had faulty filters.
Spain’s Health Ministry said on March 26 that it had recalled about 58,000 Chinese-made test kits after discovering they had a detection accuracy of only 30% as against the usual accuracy rate of more than 80%.
As of June 2021, four countries depending on Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines have seen the number of cases skyrocket, even among the top 10 countries with the most severe COVID-19 epidemic. Even though the percentage of people who have been vaccinated is very high.
Seychelles, an archipelago off the coast of East Africa, leads the world in vaccination rates using China’s Sinopharm vaccine. However, the number of new infections in Seychelles more than doubled in the first half of May 2021, reaching the highest average number of cases the country has ever recorded, of more than 4,000 new infections confirmed during the week of May 2.
In Bahrain, over 70% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose, and 61% are fully vaccinated. Even so, Bahrain still saw a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 cases last month, with a record of about 3,300 cases on May 29.
Peter Rough, an expert on U.S. foreign policy and senior fellow at the Washington-based Hudson Institute, said: “China’s humanitarian gestures are intended to cover up its own complicity in the invasion of China spread the virus, eliminate the European countries hungry for an economic and medical source, and win over the gullible Westerners in order to achieve a Chinese century.”