18:06 13.07.2020

The eight key questions experts tracing the origins of the coronavirus pandemic need to ask

Experts are still wrestling with a key question – where did the Coronavirus come from? WHO has sent two a team to China, which aims to establish a methodology for tracing the origins of Sars-Cov-2. It’s crucial to find the source, which will provide data which will enable us to fight the virus properly. However, it could take years to collate the information. The Wuhan Health Commission initially indicated that the outbreak was linked to a cluster of cases from a Seafood Market, but studies found that five confirmed cases had no connection to the wet market.
Source: The Daily Telegraph
16:34 11.07.2020

COVID 'COVER-UP' Chinese virologist claims Beijing DID cover up coronavirus and says she had to flee to US as a ‘whistleblower’

A CHINESE virologist, Dr Li Meng-Yan has backed claims that Beijing tried to cover up the coronavirus and said she was forced to flee to the U after she admitted she ‘knows how China treats whistleblowers’. Doctors have reported being detained after speaking out on social media, while journalists have recounted being harassed and having their equipment confiscated after trying to report on the issue.
Source: The Sun
17:53 09.07.2020

China Exploiting COVID For Nationalistic Gains, Want Probe: US Leaders

A group of 14 US lawmakers have introduced a bill in the Congress which demands the government to identify, analyse, and combat alleged efforts made by the Chinese government to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic for nationalistic gains. The ''Preventing China from Exploiting COVID-19 Act'' would mandate the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to investigate the ways in which the Chinese government intends to seize on the COVID-19 pandemic to promote its interests on the national stage and evaluate the risks to the United States.
Source: NDTV
17:48 09.07.2020

Trump administration warns against Chinese investment and says further sanctions may be on the way

White House officials have warned against investing in Chinese companies and said that additional sanctions could be on the way in return for China’s role in spreading coronavirus. Officials said investments in China were exposing people to “unnecessary economic risk” and channelling funds into companies “that raise significant national security and humanitarian concerns”, including some that supply the Chinese army.
Source: Independent
04:57 07.07.2020

US actions against China coming over coronavirus role: Navarro

According to the article, Peter Navarro, the White House trade adviser, warned that there will be a ‘series of actions’ taken over the next few weeks, which will hold China accountable for how it handled the coronavirus pandemic, and its role in the subsequent damage it has caused to the US. In addition, Navarro accuses China of lying about the virus starting it in November before it spread across the globe.
Source: Fox Business
15:00 04.07.2020

China found Covid-like virus in 2013 and kept it stored in Wuhan lab

The world’s closest known match to the Covid-19 virus was found seven years ago by Chinese scientists in an abandoned mine where it was linked to deaths caused by a coronavirus-type respiratory illness. An investigation by The Sunday Times has found evidence that China has failed to publicly share this crucial information about the sister virus to Covid-19, even though it is the strongest lead in the hunt for the origin of the pandemic.
Source: The Times
17:54 01.07.2020

China issues terrifying new warning about coronavirus 'This is not over'

New Coronavirus outbreaks have been found in a Beijing seafood market. Half a million citizens on Saturday were put into lockdown as a result. World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that the coronavirus pandemic is “not even close to being over”. China’s health authorities on Tuesday announced there were 19 new Covid-19 infections in the mainland for June 29.
Source: Express & Star