During today's Coronavirus press conference (March 31st), Dr Birx basically stated that China lied.
She said that when she and her collegues were looking at the developments in China, they thought this was an Ebola type of situation because of the low reported numbers. If her and Dr Fauci thought so, I'm also guessing that was the case with other experts in the West.
There are a lot of journalists and media commentators out there, who have been praising China's response, and some even acting gleeful when US cases rose higher than the official CCP China numbers.Those same journalists are the ones now questioning why nothing was done sooner.
That is hypocrisy or extreme naivety.
There really is no question if China lied or not. All the data models says that is the case. The question is if they will be held accountable or not after this is over.
They can’t be - they are a permanent UNSC member, just like the US and Russia. None of these countries are ever held accountable for anything.
It is unrealistic to expect accountability from the major powers that decide how the world runs.
If we look at the fact that many of us have warned of the impending danger as early as the end of January, the Western governments are equally accountable if not more so.
The Western governments decided to sit on their hands, the USA was the only one who closed their borders to China. However, what followed was a month of paasive observing until it was too late.
So in terms of warning and accountability, Western governments are more accountable for doing nothing while they had had weeks worth of warning that the situation in Wuhan was bad.
The US has CIA agents all over the place, they probably knew this as early as early January.
Everyone then sat there, did nothing until Italy started screaming all over the place.
Countries like Japan even today, over 2 months after the first untraceable major cluster was formed in Tokyo, deny that they are in a state of emergency.
After this is over, politicians who allowed the situation to deteriorate should be tried for manslaughter, unvoluntary mass murder, and put away.
In Belgium they are talking about releasing thousands of prisoners. Despite that there is no better place for self-isolation. Very good idea...
As someone mentionned above, the food supply chain is weeks, in some countries like Italy, France, Spain perhaps only days, from being disrupted. All it takes is for several supermarket workers to fall ill and the rest of them are going to stop showing up for work.
What will happen when people realise that the shutters are not going to open anymore?
Don't look at Government for guidance anymore, they are way behind on every step. Protect yourself and your family. Stay inside with enough food, supplies and start thinking what you're going to do when the power goes out, petrol stations will be closed and water stops flowing from the tap. It may not come to that, or perhaps not in your country/area, but it won't hurt to be prepared, it will give you a massive headstart over other people.
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on Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:53 am, edited 2 times in total.