The coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China is officially a pandemic.
Health officials scramble for answers while the outbreak is being highly politicized.
And now China just made an infuriating statement about the coronavirus.
The number of confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus is rapidly approaching 170,000 with a death eclipsing 6,500.
The pandemic has caused massive disruption around the globe with countries going on lockdown while health officials race to find a vaccine.
The virus has also been an unmitigated disaster for China which is scrambling to save face in light of the pandemic.
This isn’t the first time this has happened; the SARS outbreak of 2003 had a mortality rate of nearly 10% and killed 774 people.
While China’s government is getting hit hard for their slapdash response to the outbreak, they’re spreading insane conspiracy theories in order to shift blame off themselves.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian absurdly claimed on Twitter, “When did patient zero begin in US? How many people are infected? What are the names of the hospitals? It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent! Make public your data! US owe us an explanation!”
Zhao’s pathetic attempts to blame the United States for the outbreak are shameful and speaks to the desperation of the government.
President Xi Jinping and the communist party are deeply concerned with image, even at the expense of the people.
This is why the doctor who originally blew the whistle on the coronavirus was silenced and forced to sign a statement retracting his claims.
He tragically died from the coronavirus later.
And at least two citizen journalists were whisked away by the communist party for speaking out about the coronavirus.
Ministry spokesman Zhao also tweeted links to other propaganda sites blaming the United States for the coronavirus virus.
Worse yet, big media seems perfectly willing to do the bidding of the Chinese propaganda machine.
Twitter has censored users—mainly on the political right—for violating speech codes or propagating “misleading” information, but have allowed Zhao’s conspiracy nonsense to remain.
Meanwhile, people have been suspended from Twitter for having the gall to say “men aren’t women.”
Twitter also permanently banned right-of-center financial blogger Zero Hedge for posting an article questioning the origin of the Wuhan coronavirus.
The article asked the question if the virus originated not in the wet market as purported, but in China’s sole level-four biohazard facility across the street.
The article brought more evidence than did Zhao, but Zero Hedge was permanently banned.
The New York Times and Washington Post also said that theory had been “debunked” when it hadn’t.
In fact, scientists believe the Wuhan coronavirus might actually be a bioweapon that was accidentally released.
Whether or not that’s true is unknown because the origin of the disease is unknown.
Of the 41 original patients, 14 had zero interaction with the wet market where it supposedly originated.
Instead of asking these questions, big media is more concerned with protecting the Communist Party of China.
The World Health Organization (WHO) dubbed the Wuhan coronavirus COVID-19 so as not to stigmatize the Chinese.
The New York Times suddenly deemed the name “Wuhan coronavirus” to be “racist” and “xenophobic” despite their use of the term for months.
The Chinese government is notorious for spreading propaganda, and suggesting the United States military is as ugly as it gets.
Sadly, the corporate press is more interested in hammering Donald Trump and conservatives than the Chinese government and its bungled response.