Reuters is up to it again, trying to find a political attack on President Trump in the origins of the WUHAN VIRUS (a/k/a the CHINESE VIRUS a/k/a the GREAT CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY COVERUP OF THE WORLD’S WORST PANDEMIC a/k/a COVID-19) in an article published in the Taipei Times on March 24, 2020 on Page 1 entitled “Virus Outbreak: US eliminated key CDC adviser post in Beijing last year.”
This argument by Reuters in this article is fantasy, at best. It is an attempt to argue “for want of a nail”. (““For want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe, the horse was lost. For want of a horse, the rider was lost. For want of a rider, the battle was lost. For want of a battle, the kingdom was lost, And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.”) The argument is a catalog of possibilities. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court said in his dissent in Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency (549 US 497, 2007), that “all for the want of a horseshoe nail” is an example of a possible chain of causation, not a probable chain, and that the law requires a likely cause to rise to the level of having legal effect, in particular where there are more likely than not intervening or superseding events which would likely change the outcome.
In the case of the Wuhan Virus, the NY Times (enemy of President Trump) reported such events about Li Wenliang, one of the doctors who tried to warn about the outbreak at the very outset who died under unknown circumstances: “The New York Times previously reported that Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist at the hospital in the center of Wuhan, was punished by police and reprimanded by officials from the provincial health department after he sent a warning in December about seven people with a “mysterious illness” to an online chat group that included medical students. He was later summoned to the Public Security Bureau to sign a letter in which he was accused of making “false comments” and was told his warning amounted to “illegal behavior.” Li was one of the eight doctors that local police punished for “rumor-mongering” weeks before officials declared the coronavirus outbreak.”
It is obvious to most people now that the Communist Party executed Li for sounding the alarm. His assistant also died. Therefore, it is clear to most of us that whether or not the CDC had a local representative in China at the time of the outbreak, ANYONE who tried to raise the alarm was “dealt with” by China to conceal the truth. This sadly would have undoubtely included Linda Quick, were she to even attempt to do so. China’s way of dealing with such things is a bullet to the head and cremation, a policy it appears to have followed in this case.
It is disgusting to keep trying to blame the US President for Communist China’s horrific failure to warn the world about the outbreak, especially after it allowed 5 million people from Wuhan to flee before Wuhan was quarantined, resulting in spread of the disease around the world. There is no forgiveness for the Communist Party for surreptitiously unleashing this horror upon the world.
Chinese Virus. Wuhan Virus. The Chinese Communist Party’s pathological penchant for prevarication perpetually persists. There is no telling what the real mortality numbers are in China – it could be millions and we might never know, for the truth could be hidden in ashes in Wuhan.