In this Jan. 22, 2020, photo released on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, by China’s Xinhua News Agency, medical workers of the Union Hospital with the Tongji Medical College of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan participate in a ceremony to form an “assault team” to battle against a coronavirus epidemic in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, Jan. 23, 2020. China closed off a city of more than 11 million people Thursday in an unprecedented effort to try to contain a deadly new viral illness that has sickened hundreds and spread to other cities and countries in the Lunar New Year travel rush. (Cheng Min/Xinhua via AP)
As thousands and die and more find themselves destitute due to shut down economies across the globe, one thing needs to be made clear. This is the fault of the Chinese government.
From the very beginning, China has attempted to cover up the outbreak, feign control, lie about the contagious nature of the virus, punish anyone who tells the truth, and manipulate foreign media entities into carrying its narrative of being global benefactors.