As the pandemic continues on its deadly path around the globe, some crucial facts are being pushed aside by the media and international organizations that wish to preserve their relationship with China.
As a result, the narrative of this global disaster has been changing dramatically under the guidance of the Chinese regime.
Therefore, let’s refocus on some key facts.
The pandemic began in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province, in China. Furthermore, the virus did not come from Wuhan’s wild animal market.
Rather, that which we prefer to call the CCP virus likely came from China’s one and only national biosafety laboratory—the only Level 4 facility in China that handles coronaviruses. And just where is that lab located?
How do we know that the outbreak came from the lab? Chinese leader Xi Jinping said so himself.
At a meeting in Beijing in February, he talked about the necessity of setting up a national system to contain coronaviruses to prevent future epidemics and limiting biosecurity risks, “to protect the people’s health,” because lab safety is a “national security” issue, China expert Steven W. Mosher wrote in the New York Post.
If the outbreak came from the wild animal market, why would Xi mention laboratory safety? The only reason could be that the Wuhan lab was the source of the outbreak.
Furthermore, Maj. Gen. Chen Wei, China’s leading biowarfare expert in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), was dispatched to Wuhan in January. Chen’s job was to contain the outbreak, according to Mosher.
As the world now knows, she failed.
China’s Deadly Virus Leaks
However, we do know that China’s contagious pathogen is a new form of coronavirus, which is why some referred to it using the “novel coronavirus” label in the beginning weeks of the outbreak.
But others, including almost every major American news outlet, referred to the virus as the “Wuhan virus,” because it came from Wuhan.
The CCP’s Culpability
Now let’s talk about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) culpability.
The Party controls China’s military forces. The study and production of all bioweapons are authorized by the CCP. The Party, therefore, bears full responsibility for the novel coronavirus that somehow escaped the lab protocols that Xi referred to above.
The Party also directed the country’s response—or non-response—to the outbreak. The lies, the deception, the denials, the decision to allow infected people to travel, are all the responsibility of the Party.
How high does the Party’s culpability go?
The food chain of decision-making is easy to follow. The Party leadership controls the CCP, and President-for-life Xi Jinping controls the Party leadership. In fact, Xi makes the final decisions about almost everything.
The CCP is directly responsible for this global pandemic. No one else.
The Timeline Is Damning
Depending on the source of information, the first cases were in October, November, or December 2019. The South China Morning Post’s source is a Chinese government report that puts the first case on Nov. 17, 2019.
By Dec. 15, there were 27 cases. By Dec 20, there were 60 cases. On Dec. 27, Wuhan health authorities were informed by doctors of a new virus spreading quickly.
With a city of 11 million people to infect, the disease spread rapidly. By Jan. 1, 2020, there were 381 confirmed cases. But the Chinese regime and local authorities in Wuhan still insisted that there was no human transmission of the disease, even though the number of cases had doubled in two days.
On Jan. 25, China’s authorities allowed millions of people to leave Wuhan for the 40-day Lunar New Year celebration—the greatest mass movement of people on Earth. Hundreds of millions more would travel throughout the country and some to the rest of the world, carrying a deadly virus with them, infecting people, cities, and nations wherever they went.
The Chinese regime knew this in advance, did nothing to stop it, and warned nobody.
Throughout January and February, more cases, more deaths, were covered up by authorities. When doctors and medical personnel tried to sound the alarm that patients were sick and dying from a new kind of virus or novel coronavirus, they were arrested and forced to sign confessions that they were lying.
Eventually, the word got out to the world. For over a month, the United States and WHO offered to send experts who could be there within 24 hours. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expected to go, but China refused.
For one reason only: The CDC experts know a biowarfare agent when they see one.
Deflecting the Blame
Instead, China invited the heavily politicized World Health Organization (WHO). Their main contribution was to praise China’s leadership and change the name of the disease to COVID-19 as a way of insulating the Party leadership from blame.
It was a lie of omission and complicity then, and remains so now.
The agency’s rationale is that the virus doesn’t discriminate by race, creed, or nationality, and, therefore, calling it the Wuhan virus, the Chinese virus (as President Donald Trump calls it), or the CCP virus is inaccurate or even racist.
If the president is a racist for insisting on blaming the pandemic on China and, more specifically, the CCP leadership, then so are millions of Chinese who also blame the Party. That would include the founders of The Epoch Times, who, as far as I know, are still Chinese.
Is blaming the CCP for the pandemic that’s bringing suffering, death, and economic ruin to the entire world fair and accurate?
As a recent report points out, if China had acted just three weeks earlier, 95 percent of the spread of the disease could have been contained. But that didn’t happen, did it?
The world is worse off today and will be going forward because of the CCP. In effect, the Party signed the death warrants for thousands and thousands of people. But then, that’s quite familiar territory, isn’t it?
The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.
James Gorrie is a writer and speaker based in Southern California. He is the author of “The China Crisis.”
Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.