Opinion: China’s actions after the virus began matter, too

Sun Online Desk

12th June, 2021 06:23:02 PM printer

Opinion: China’s actions after the virus began matter, too

I am bewildered by the attention on finding the exact mode of accidental emergence of the coronavirus, much of it aimed at a beleaguered Anthony S. Fauci [“Origin stories for a pandemic,” Outlook, June 6]. This effort deflects attention from the more disturbing problem: Communist China’s intentional actions after the escape of the virus.

Chinese officials allowed travel from Wuhan to outside China while restricting it to their other provinces, withheld vital viral data from other nations trying to contain the virus and imprisoned Wuhan scientists who dared breach the silence they tried to enforce.

Whatever the virus’s origin, both the wet markets and the labs need more stringent security. But whatever sanctions the international community chooses to enact against the Chinese should better reflect what they did and not what happened to them.

 

Source: Washington Post


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