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China Accuses US Of 'Inciting Panic' Over Coronavirus Outbreak

“it’s…certainly not a gesture of goodwill.”

Over the weekend, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and the ministry’s spokesperson Hua Chunying expressed outrage that some countries halted trade and flights to and from the country because of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Now Hua is back out bashing the US on Monday for allegedly intentionally spreading fear following the outbreak, reported Reuters.

She said the US was the first country to withdraw embassy staff from the Wuhan region, and first to impose a travel ban on Chinese travelers (though we’re not certain that’s true).

She also accused the US of failing to follow through with promised assistance.

“The U.S. government hasn’t provided any substantial assistance to us, but it was the first to evacuate personnel from its consulate in Wuhan, the first to suggest partial withdrawal of its embassy staff, and the first to impose a travel ban on Chinese travelers,” Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters on Monday.

During the briefing, she continued to single out the US for stoking fear and offering no significant assistance to support efforts to curb the outbreak (despite the fact that the Trump Administration has offered to send supplies AND personnel).

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a global emergency during its third straight day of emergency meetings in Switzerland last week. However, seemingly at the behest of the Chinese government, officials stressed that global trade and flights to China shouldn’t be halted.

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-stoking-panic-after-virus-outbreak-says-china

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Sally Snyder
Sally Snyder
February 3, 2020

Here is an article that looks at how the search for a universal influenza vaccine is proceeding:

https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2020/02/the-search-for-universal-influenza.html

Given the nature of the 2020 influenza panic that is taking place, the development of a universal vaccine is critical before the world experiences another deadly pandemic like the Spanish H1N1 influenza pandemic.

Haeul
Haeul
February 3, 2020

I’m getting sick of ZeroHedge’s China-bashing. “However, seemingly at the behest of the Chinese government, [WHO] officials stressed that global trade and flights to China shouldn’t be halted”, they claim, ignoring that WHO did the same in the past in relation to other countries.

RR
RR
Reply to  Haeul
February 3, 2020

Agree. They’ve gone completely mad. I’ve stopped reading their articles on China and if they continue this way, I’ll probably stop visiting it.

Olivia Kroth
February 3, 2020

“Over the weekend, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and the ministry’s spokesperson Hua Chunying expressed outrage that some countries halted trade and flights to and from the country because of the novel coronavirus outbreak.”

This is exactly what those who planted the virus in China wanted to achieve: damage China and neighbouring or befriended countries. It’s part of the western trade war against China. How about hitting back and planting something bad in return?

PhoriAlamaine
PhoriAlamaine
February 3, 2020

Here’s a little something on the viral spreading of the “bat fare” conjecture. I am familiar with the islanders’ taste for bats due to my time on Guam back in the 1970ies where – at least then – bats were available in the local supermarkets, wrapped like any other meat product. The shared article locates the “diners” on Palau, also in Micronesia. https://observers.france24.com/en/20200203-china-coronavirus-bat-soup-debunk-videos-viral-palau-indonesia#

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  PhoriAlamaine
February 4, 2020

But bats have nothing to do with the virus which was planted in China by the CIA.

Jane Karlsson
Jane Karlsson
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 4, 2020

Olivia you seem very certain about this. What is your evidence? All the evidence I have looked at says the opposite, that it’s a naturally occurring virus which originated in bats, and to which humans are susceptible due to their weak immune systems. People who eat rice / noodles / dumplings made with white rice and white flour, as the Chinese do, are likely to have weak immune systems.

I am not at all resistant to the idea that the CIA encourages people to eat mineral-deficient food.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Jane Karlsson
February 9, 2020

PRESS TV: ( …) On Monday, Natural News reported that the coronavirus was “engineered by scientists in a lab using well documented genetic engineering vectors that leave behind a ‘fingerprint,’ ” adding: “(T)he WHO and CDC are covering up this inconvenient fact…” Law Professor Francis Boyle drafted the US Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989 — signed into law by GHW Bush, revoked by Bush/Cheney on the pretext of rebuilding America’s defenses at a time when the nation’s only enemies are invented. No real ones exist. Boyle believes the potentially deadly coronavirus is a biowarfare weapon, genetically modified for this… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
February 4, 2020

TASS: Russian antiviral drug being tested in China as treatment for new coronavirus – The drug can be used as a treatment for 15 types of flu MOSCOW, February 4. /TASS/. Russia’s new antiviral drug Triazavirin is being tested in China as treatment for the novel coronavirus, Russian Deputy Health Minister Sergei Krayevoi said on Tuesday. “The Chinese have taken Triazavirin to test it,” he said. Triazavirin (TZV) is a broad-spectrum antiviral drug developed in Russia through a joint effort of the Ural Federal University, the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Organic Synthesis, and the Russian Health Ministry’s Influenza… Read more »

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