Some American politicians and the media wrongly accused China of “wilful concealment of the epidemic” and “causing troubles and losses to other countries”
After the outbreak of new coronavirus pneumonia, some American politicians and media repeatedly and groundlessly accused China of allegedly “deliberate concealment of the epidemic”, “tightening the control of epidemics on a global scale” and “causing troubles and losses to other countries.”
They tried to fully shift responsibility to China to hide its slow and ineffective anti-epidemic measures, and also to denigrate China in this situation.
China has worked to counter the epidemic? The facts speak for themselves. Thanks to the active efforts of the Chinese people, the country managed to contain the spread of the epidemic over a month. 18 March in Hubei province no new confirmed cases of the disease, it is a strong signal that the epidemic situation in China continues to improve.
With great difficulty, China stood on the first line of defense in the fight against the epidemic, and it is praised by the international community.
As said the representative of the world health organization (who) in China, Gauden Galea, 31 December 2019, the country office in China has received unofficial notice from the Chinese side. January 1, 2020, who organized a video conference between a representative office in China, regional offices and headquarters in Geneva, established a working group response to the epidemic. January 3, China officially reported the outbreak. On 20 and 21 January, the staff of the representative in China made an inspection trip to Wuhan.
In fact, it is the timely exchange of information between China and who became the basis for further analysis, assess the situation and trends of the epidemic.
On 18 March, the President of China XI Jinping once again stressed the need to strengthen international cooperation in the fight against the epidemic, working closely with who, to strengthen analysis and forecast changes in the global epidemiological situation. These statements fully reflect China’s commitment to participate in the global fight against the epidemic on the principles of openness, transparency, and cooperation.
When some American politicians began to fabricate rumors and sling mud at China, they have in the country deteriorated epidemiological situation and was also confirmed case of infection with the coronavirus of unknown origin.
However, in early March, the Centers for control and disease prevention in the US announced that it will publish information about the number of people who passed tests for coronavirus across the country and confirmed cases of coronavirus in every state. This approach by the United States violates the principles of openness and transparency, which does not correspond to their status as a developed country with an improved public health system. In fact, it is the United States that “conceals the epidemic situation”, for which they are sharply criticized by the world community.
On March 18, Michael Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program, noted that with the worsening situation with coronavirus, all countries should come together and collaborate. “We must fight the epidemic, and not blame each other,” the official stressed.