House Republicans Blame China, WHO For Spread Of Novel Coronavirus In Report, Call For Tedros’s Resignation

Fox News: Coronavirus pandemic likely ‘could have been prevented’ if China, WHO acted differently, report says
“The coronavirus pandemic likely ‘could have been prevented’ if the Chinese government acted more transparently and the World Health Organization wasn’t ‘complicit in the spread and normalization’ of their propaganda during the outbreak’s early days, an audit from the House Foreign Affairs Committee reportedly says…” (Norman, 9/21).

The Hill: House Republicans blame Chinese cover-up for coronavirus pandemic
“…The 96-page report builds on interim findings released in June by Republicans, and largely backs President Trump’s argument that the COVID-19 pandemic could have been prevented if not for the actions of China. The report accuses China and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of destroying evidence, suppressing information about the virus spread, and failing to notify the world of the first cases of the disease … under obligations of International Health Regulations…” (Kelly, 9/21).

New York Post: China, WHO could have helped prevent COVID-19 pandemic: congressional report
“…Had China been more transparent and proactive when the first signs of the burgeoning health crisis emerged in Wuhan in late 2019, the outbreak could have been largely contained — potentially saving hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide, the pols wrote. … Allegedly aiding and abetting the breakdown was the WHO itself and its director-general, Tedros Adhanom, according to the lawmakers, who called for Tedros’ resignation…” (Bowden, 9/21).

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