Many have suspected that China is actively covering up their role in the coronavirus pandemic, but new evidence from unlikely sources suggests that the conspiracy is much worse than thought.
Two left-leaning media outlets, the New York Times and ProPublica, published a new study of China’s attempts to silence any content which cast them in a negative light regarding COVID-19’s spread and lethality.
The Cyberspace Administration of China, which regulates online content in China, issued more than 3,200 directives and 1,800 memos that censored information that would put China in a bad light.
The Chinese Communist Party’s efforts were so successful that they might have delayed the world’s awareness by a matter of weeks as to the threat that coronavirus posed, thereby squandering the opportunity to limit the spread of COVID-19.
If China had not misled the world, it is possible that action could have been taken that would have kept the virus contained in China. Instead, the virus spread worldwide, infecting millions and killing almost 2 million by the end of 2020.
With the COVID-19 vaccine rolling out, the crisis is past its zenith. But nations must hold China responsible for the pandemic that didn’t need to be.
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