China continues to hide obfuscate data from the world, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said, asserting that he has seen a sufficient amount of evidence suggesting that a laboratory in Wuhan was underperforming and the Coronavirus may well have emanated from there.
By Friday, nearly 78,000 Americans had died and 13.00.000 tested positive for COVID19. Globally more than 274,000 people have died and 39,00,000 have tested positive for the Chinese virus, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
I have seen a sufficient amount of evidence that suggests that the Wuhan lab was underperforming, that there were security risks at the Wuhan lab and the Coronavirus could well have emanated from there, Mr Pompeo told The Daily Wire Founder Ben Shapiro on Friday.
The American Economy and the world economy have come to a standstill.
We have got an economy and now that is struggling and it is all because of Chinese Communist Party covering up, hiding information, having doctors who wanted to tell the story of where and how this began, how patient zero was performed and how it emanated from person to person. and yet we can not get any ansers, Pompeo said.
Even now, 120 plus days on from the Chinese Communist Party knowing about the Coronavirus, they continued to hide the data from the world's best scientists and from the American people, he said.
It is pretty interesting, Mr. Pompeo said, when asked if the Chinese Communist government is attempting to obstruct any kind of investigation into what happened ib the country.
Whether it was the Australian government who simply warned, Boy, we need an investigation, the Chinese Ambassador to Australia said - said , well we are going to threaten you economically. We have seen them do the same things to the Europe, when they were about to put a statement on COVID19, began to put economic pressure on them, he added.
This is the worst of Chinese government. We have seen this. We have seen the Chinese Communist party do this before, threaten small countries and use conomic power to exert their influence, Mr Pompeo said.
It is not how nations that want to be truly be transparent , truly be partof the international system - it is not how they behave. I regret that they have done this because we still have an ongoing crisis all over the world. We still do not know where this virtue began other than to say we know ti came out of wuhan, he said.
China has denied covering up the extent of it's coronavirus outbreak and accused the United States of attempting to divert the attention by insinuating that the Coronavirus originated froma virology laboratoey in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
China was the first country in the world to report Coronavirus to the WHO and it doesn't prove anything that the virus originated from Wuhan, Zhao Lijian chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said last month, dismissing United States Mr. Pompeo's charge that China was hiding the Coronavirus data.