A congressional report released Monday alleges that China and the World Health Organization (WHO) caused the coronavirus pandemic by covering up early outbreaks. President Trump says Chinese President Xi “could have stopped this.”
“We must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world: China,” the President remarked to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.
“In the earliest days of the virus, China locked down travel domestically while allowing flights to leave China and infect the world. China condemned my travel ban on their country, even as they canceled domestic flights and locked citizens in their homes.”
The New York Post acquired a copy of a 96-page report by the House Foreign Affairs Committee, that accuses the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of wiping out evidence and concealing data about the coronavirus from the rest of the world.
“It is beyond doubt that the CCP actively engaged in a cover-up designed to obfuscate data, hide relevant public health information, and suppress doctors and journalists who attempted to warn the world,” the report claims.
The audit states that Chinese transparency during the initial Wuhan outbreak could have prevented 960,000 deaths globally. “Research shows the CCP could have reduced the number of cases in China by up to 95 percent had it fulfilled its obligations under international law and responded to the outbreak in a manner consistent with best practices.”
The report details that the CCP destroyed forensic evidence on Jan. 1 at the Wuhan wet market that could have led to the origin of the virus, and withheld evidence of the virus’ highly contagious nature from the WHO after completing genetic sequencing on Jan 2. “It is highly likely the ongoing pandemic could have been prevented.”
“The Chinese government and the World Health Organization — which is virtually controlled by China — falsely declared that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission. Later, they falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease,” President Trump stated. “The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions.”
The WHO came under fire in the report as being “complicit in the spread and normalization off CCP propaganda,” and called for Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’s resignation for his “detrimental impact on the COVID-19 response.”
The organization is accused of ignoring information from credible sources about human-to-human transition and echoing China’s claims that they found “no evidence” of the virus’s communicability. “From the early stages of the outbreak, the WHO, under Director-General Tedros’ leadership, parroted and upheld as inviolable truth, statements from the CCP,” the report details.
When WHO investigators toured Wuhan on January 20th, the United States was barred from the review. Tedros later commended China for their “transparency” Jan. 28, only to declare a public health emergency two days later when 10,000 cases were diagnosed in 19 countries.
The President blasted Chinese President Xi Jinping to the hosts of Fox & Friends on Monday. “I say it every time I speak. And I’m angry at him [Xi] because they could have stopped this, they could have stopped it easily.”
He also accused the CCP of protecting their citizens, while allowing the virus to devastate the world. “They stopped it from going back further into their country. But they didn’t stop it from going out to the rest of the world, of which we’re apart. They didn’t stop it from coming here, in Europe and all over the world — 188 countries, to be exact. They did not stop it. Countries are devastated.”