The Washington Post , one of the most prestigious and respected newspapers in the world, published a harsh editorial in which it questioned the way in which the Chinese regime allows researchers to get to the bottom of the origins of the coronavirus, in an attempt to untie responsibilities for its poor handling of the outbreak inWuhan, the epicenter of the pandemic that has already caused the death of 1,844,518, according to the figures provided byJohns Hopkins University, the educational entity that from the beginning made a detailed follow-up of theCOVID-19statistics.19. But in its publication, the newspaper also resurrected an old hypothesis that angeredBeijingand that wasquestioned due to lack of empirical evidence : the genesis of the disease could have been artificial.
Under the title ” We cannot discover the origins of the pandemic if China’s thought police continue to monitor scientists, ” the newspaper’s board highlighted the concealment and harassment suffered by researchers in China so that they do not speak about the outbreak that led to the pandemic and was not expertly handled by the Chinese health authorities. “The essence of scientific inquiry is discovering the truth: asking questions, seeking evidence, developing hypotheses, conducting experiments, and validating findings. The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman promised on Thursday that China will approach the investigation into the origins of the coronavirus with an “open, transparent and responsible spirit.” But what if the investigation reveals something that China’s leaders don’t want to hear or reveal? “Asks The Post .
” China’s authoritarian system, led by a party-state that demands obedience, does not allow the free flow of ideas and information, ” the forceful editorial continued. At the time, he accused the regime led by Xi Jinping to cover up ” the spread of the virus in the first weeks of the outbreak in Wuhan .” And remember: ” An Associated Press investigation, published on December 30, strongly suggests that China has decided to impose strict political controls on the investigation into the origins of the virus .”
Regarding this AP investigation , The Washington Post affirms that the regime created a special investigative force to control everything that had to do with the expertise that would mark how and when the virus originated, which has in check the health system of the entire country. world and its economies. ” China created a high-level task force to exercise control over many aspects of virus research, including prevention, drugs, vaccines, origins of the virus, and routes of transmission, ” the editorial team stresses.The Washington Post editorial on China and its cover-up of the pandemic (The Washington Post)
Furthermore, the investigation by The Associated Press highlighted how Beijing’s police surveillance of scientists was. According to the document declassified by the journalistic team of that agency, everything published had to go through the “propaganda teams” and its publication without authorization was prohibited. “ The document, marked ‘will not be made public’, applies to all universities, companies and medical and research institutions. He said that the communication and publication of the investigation had to be orchestrated as ‘a chess game’, that propaganda and public opinion teams should ‘guide the publication’ and warned against publication without permission. This is the science vision of the police state: it must obey”Noted the Post .
“ Scientists have said that the new coronavirus likely originated in nature with bats or another animal, perhaps passing through an intermediate host before infecting a person. If the overflow path is found, it could help a lot to prepare for and prevent a future pandemic ”, underlines the North American newspaper.
However, the board of The Washington Post resurrected an old hypothesis about the origin of the coronavirus that was questioned at the time for lack of evidence : “But the possibility that a laboratory accident or inadvertent leak caused the coronavirus outbreak should not be ignored.. The genetic makeup of the coronavirus is similar to a variant found in bats. Research on bat coronaviruses was being conducted by the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which collected samples from a mine in Yunnan province in 2012 and 2013. In early 2012, six miners exposed to bats and bat feces were hospitalized. from a disease similar to severe acute respiratory syndrome and three died. China has denied that a laboratory leak or accident caused the Wuhan outbreak. Under the high-level controls revealed by The Associated Press , will China allow foreign scientists to freely ask questions about the research and methods of the Wuhan Institute of Virology? ”.Tedros Adhanom, director general of the World Health Organization, shakes hands with Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on January 28, 2020. There they discussed the coronavirus outbreak that would lead to check the world in a matter of months (Reuters)
Finally, the newspaper highlights the intention of the Beijing regime to try to divert the focus of attention in Wuhan and thus be able to hold other countries responsible for the coronavirus outbreak . ” Chinese officials have already been telling the story that the virus started somewhere beyond China’s borders and arrived through imported seafood ,” the editorialists say. This plan had already been exposed by Infobae months ago: Xi Jinping wants to erase Wuhan as the epicenter of COVID-19 and has already begun to do so . “ What if an investigator finds otherwise? Will he be allowed to publish it or will the China task force decide that it is a truly inconvenient? A team from the World Health Organization investigating the origins of the virus will soon arrive in China. The WHO has said it will look at all the possibilities.A credible investigation of how the pandemic started will require China to be fully open and transparent, including about the Wuhan Institute of Virology.. The presence of China’s thought police overseeing the scientific investigation does not bode well, ”the editorial concluded.