(PresidentialWire.Com)- On Sunday, Australia joined the United States and several other nations in calling for a full enquiry into the real origins of the Chinese coronavirus, and the handling of the virus in the initial days of the outbreak. Australia joins global calls for an investigation into where the virus came from if it potentially came from a lab, and how it managed to spread so quickly.
For some time, it has been widely believed that the disease originated in a wet market in Wuhan city, China. The market is known for the sale of live, wild animals, including exotic animals. People purchase animals for food and medicinal purposes. The dirty conditions are not only cruel, but they pose a huge risk in that they create a perfect breeding ground for viruses and bacteria.
Since the Chinese coronavirus first came from the Wuhan region, it has gone on to infect more than 2 million people globally (that we know about,) and kill hundreds of thousands.
Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne told ABC TV on Sunday that her country’s concerns about transparency in China’s reporting of the virus are now at “a very high point.”
“The issues around the coronavirus are issues for independent review, and I think that it is important that we do that,” Payne said. “In fact, Australia will absolutely insist on that.”
“It will need parties, countries to come to the table with a willingness to be transparent and to engage in that process and to ensure that we have a review mechanism in which the international community can have faith.”
The comments were similar to those made by United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo days prior on Fox News, when he said the federal government is already making plans to investigate the circumstances of the outbreak. Pompeo said that he and many of his global counterparts believe there may be truth to reports that the virus initially came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a bio lab just miles away from the Wuhan wet market where many deadly diseases are observed.
Australia is the next major English-speaking nation to step up and say they don’t trust the numbers coming out of China. At some point, China will need to cooperate, or risk collapsing their economy as nations begin to look elsewhere for manufacturing services.