Well, does it gradually become “coronavirusapocalypse ”routine? I don’t know about you, but my life over the past month and a half has been very reminiscent of Groundhog Day, with the only exception that, unlike the character of Bill Murray in the movie of the same name, I can’t take and change the situation. Meanwhile, the world was clearly divided into two camps - those who understand the seriousness of the situation and observe the necessary precautions and those who have practically changed nothing in their daily lives. Slowly but surely, we are rolling into the abyss of conspiracy theories, population chipping and unsubstantiated rumors about COVID-19. And during this difficult time, the government of the United States, Australia, Great Britain, Canada and New Zealand accuse the Chinese government of hiding information about the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. We understand what is really happening.
What is hidden about coronavirus
According to the Australian edition of The DailyTelegraph, five countries at once accused China of concealing information about the spread and outbreak of coronavirus. Intelligence agencies from Canada, the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand released a report claiming that China destroyed and hid COVID-19 data. According to intelligence, the Chinese government destroyed evidence of an outbreak of a new coronavirus, thereby misleading the world and not allowing a realistic assessment of the magnitude of the threat, which, among other things, led to the emergence of conspiracy theories.
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According to a 15-page researchdocument, the report lays the ground for instituting proceedings against China against negligence. The report claims that in response to the “threat to other countries,” the Chinese government hid the news about the virus, silencing or “disappearing” the doctors who spoke about it, while destroying evidence in laboratories and refusing to provide live virus samples to international scientists who work over the development of a vaccine. Let me remind you that the recent decision of the PRC government to “censor” all scientific research related to the coronavirus also raises concerns.
Important note: according to the data provided in the report coronavirus WAS NOT developed in the laboratory, but appeared naturally.
According to The Daily Telegraph,The 15-page document says that the Celestial government hid information about the fact that the virus is transmitted from person to person for about a month, simultaneously destroying evidence of experiments with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Moreover, the Chinese authorities refused to provide biomaterials to foreign colleagues for the development and creation of a vaccine. Also, due to the fact that the authorities kept doctors silent about what was happening and even arranged for the criminal prosecution of doctors, many lives were killed.
Where did the coronavirus come from?
The document also indicates that unintentionalThe virus was leaked from the Wuhan laboratory through the fault of a team of scientists led by Shi Zhengli, who had been studying coronavirus samples since 2013 - whose genome is 80% similar to the COVID-19 genome - obtained from bats from a cave in Yunnan. Two years later, in 2015, in a study with scientists from the University of North Carolina, experts came to the conclusion that coronavirus is easily transmitted between people and cannot be treated.
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Agree, it’s not surprising that the officialdata provided by the PRC government are in doubt. It is important to understand that they are not baseless and in the world this has already happened. Remember Chernobyl? Then, on May 1, 1986, the USSR authorities did not cancel the holiday parade, allowing thousands to take to the streets, exposed to radiation. Today, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko intends to do about the same, who is not going to cancel the holiday parade in honor of the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War.
However, different countries are considering the situation.in different ways - for example, Australian intelligence estimates the likelihood of coronavirus leakage from the laboratory at 5%, while US intelligence agencies prefer this version. In this regard, I cannot but note, perhaps, the most important thing: in the context of the dissemination of fake news and conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic, we must not forget that according to the results of scientific research, the new coronavirus appeared naturally. In more detail about how and why scientists came to this conclusion, I told in the previous article.
This is important, given the rhetoric of the currentUS President Donald Trump, accusations of negligence sound very much like accusations that it was the evil scientists in the Wuhan laboratory who invented the coronavirus. Let me remind you that President Trump is “famous” for his denial of climate change, so you need to be very careful about the statements of the heads of various states.
Whatever it was, I think that there is no reasonto trust the Chinese government, which is already known for its total surveillance of citizens and censorship, is really justified. But at the same time, the statements that the leaders of some states allow themselves are simply not acceptable in a pandemic that threatens all of humanity, and not a single state. Oddly enough, the Pandemic board game - by the way, almost the most popular before the COVID-19 pandemic - is an excellent example of what needs to be done to defeat the infection: work together.
Only by joining forces can we fight back a new virus. Do not forget that science does not tolerate lies, closed borders and censorship. History has proven this more than once. We, as a society, have turned a little in the wrong direction, but it is not too late to turn back.