A global pandemic is also the scene of diplomatic confrontations. In recent days, rumors have surfaced on social media that the Covid-19 is in fact part of the United States. This is what a Twitter account says totaling more than 10,000 shares. And the subject is not isolated. He was relayed by pro-Beijing media and even by the spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lijan Zhao.
What is this accusation based on? Lijan Zaho links the video of a director of the American health authorities, Robert Redfield, to his tweet. At a hearing in the House of Representatives on March 12, an Eludemocrat questions the official about the insufficient number of tests being performed in the United States. ” Maybe people died from what looked like the flu, when in fact it could have been the Covid-19? To which the director replies that indeed some of the Covid-19 deaths could not be correctly diagnosed due to the lack of screening.
It was enough for the Chinese official to suggest that the cases mentioned could date from before the virus appeared in China in November. And Lijan Zaho to flesh out his theory: the American army would have imported the virus to Wuhan. The Chinese official bases this time on the fact that Wuhan hosted in October 2019 the world military games, in which a American delegation participated.
And this is how to make the United States the center of the health crisis. while the entire scientific community is leaning towards a transmission of the animal to the man whose first hearth would be the market of Wuhan. A rather quick demonstration, which above all highlights the tension between the two countries on the subject. China is trying by all means to make people forget that it has been the epicenter of the pandemic when Donald Trump likes to call the Covid-19 ” chinese virus »…
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