(PresidentialWire.Com)- The Chinese Communist Party may insist that they never tried to cover up the outbreak of COVID-19, but the facts repeatedly suggest otherwise. The latest news that Wuhan city, the epicentre of the outbreak, has increased the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths by 50% suggests something went very wrong.
State media reported that, following a “city-wide investigation,” the numbers were revised to show that significantly more people died of the deadly disease between November and April. Authorities also admitted that the figures had been skewed by delays, mistakes, and omissions.
According to the Wuhan government, the number of infections throughout the city was actually 50,333 – 325 more than originally reported. Reports explained that cumulative deaths reached 3,869, which was 1,290 more than originally reported. It showed just how much worse the situation was than Beijing reported to the World Health Organization and the rest of the world.
Is it any wonder that U.S. Senators like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are calling for the resignation of the WHO director-general?
The Xinhua News Agency, a state media agency that disseminates Chinese propaganda through the global press, quoted comments from an unidentifiable official in Wuhan. The official claims that during the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, there was an “insufficiency in admission and treatment capability” which led to a problem where “medical institutions failed to connect with the disease prevention and control system in time, while hospitals were overloaded and medics were overwhelmed with patients.”
China continues to deny claims that they attempted to delay reporting on the virus, in the hope that it could be covered up. However, global governments aren’t buying it. On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News that there will be a full investigation into the origins of the virus. The investigation is expected to look at whether the virus came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a bio lab located in the city, and whether the Chinese government attempted to hide data.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced that he would stop funding to the World Health Organization until his government conducts a full review of the behavior of the organization. It is alleged that the WHO parroted Chinese propaganda, failed to disclose human-to-human transmission of the disease, and didn’t declare a global health emergency in time for countries to take preventative measures.