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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:12 PM

U.S. insisting that the U.N. call out Chinese origins of coronavirus

Source: NBC News

March 25, 2020, 8:41 PM EDT
By Josh Lederman

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is pushing the U.N. Security Council to call attention to the Chinese origins of the coronavirus, four diplomats posted to the United Nations told NBC News, triggering a stalemate as the global body seeks to cobble together a response to the pandemic.

Talks among U.N. Security Council nations over a joint declaration or resolution on the coronavirus have stalled over U.S. insistence that it explicitly state that the virus originated in Wuhan, China, as well as exactly when it started there. China's diplomats are enraged according to the diplomats, even as they seek to put their own language into the statement praising China's efforts to contain the virus.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly blamed China for its spread, accusing Beijing of concealing early knowledge of the virus. But after reports of a rise in racism and attacks against Asian Americans emerged, Trump tweeted this week that it was "NOT their fault" and said he'd no longer call it the "Chinese virus." dispute at the United Nations comes amid growing finger-pointing between Washington and Beijing over the coronavirus.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/u-s-insisting-u-n-call-out-chinese-origins-coronavirus-n1169111

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:13 PM

1. That is now the end of any cooperation from China, Rump must be removed IMMEDIATELY

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:21 PM

2. What purpose would it serve?



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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:52 PM

4. His reelection.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:59 PM

5. Anything to distract from his Covid Failure, for his re-election chances. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:59 AM

15. And the best kind of distraction (in his eyes) - a 'blame the foreigner' kind of distraction.

The RW nativists' usual cry, "Don't look at my incompetence and stupidity. Look at where this came from!"

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Response to pampango (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:50 AM

18. So he'd approve of the PRC response, then.

With the "it was brought to Wuhan by the US Army."

One must have a firm grasp of effectality, how effect is self-responsible for a posteriori causes. ("Causality" and cause and effect have been replaced.)

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:44 PM

3. The U.S. also insists that the whole world know our government officials are racists.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:05 PM

6. Jeez, That's A New Low

Even for him. No one cares where it started, moron.

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Response to RobinA (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:13 PM

8. There's a new low every 12 hrs.

It's hard to keep up without suffering whiplash.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:01 PM

7. DaFuq?

This is fucking racist!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:34 PM

9. China deserves to be called out it just as much as we do

They hid this shit too. Jailed the doctor who was trying to warm the world. They are no better than Trump and Trump is no better than them

Two fucked up governments who killed their own people

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:02 AM

13. It was the Hubei province administration, not the central government that covered up.

It was the Hubei administration that reprepremanded (not jailed) Dr Li Wenliang. The central government was relatively prompt. They let WHO know on December 31. Released the full genome on January 9. The CDC knew the relevant details on January 6.

JANUARY 6, 2020
Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel—Widespread Ongoing Transmission


•China is experiencing widespread ongoing transmission of respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
•CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to China.
•Older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions are at increased risk for severe disease.
•Travelers should avoid contact with sick people and wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
•Travelers returning from China should stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing.

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/warning/novel-coronavirus-china

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Response to denem (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:07 AM

16. Thanks for sharing this. ❤ nt

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:38 PM

10. He wants to bitch at China for doing the exact same thing he did.

I'm not understanding the trump reality.

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:51 PM

11. The Trump reality is to pass the blame.

The Trump reality is to pass the blame.

'I Don't Take Responsibility At All'

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:56 PM

12. China is trying to blame the US and Italy for the virus now

And one of the doctors that first discovered it "disappeared".

The American left already loves Kremlin propaganda. Let's not get into the CCP's as well.

Edit: I'm not saying we should call it the "China Virus" or anything. But the CCP's attempts to cover it up led to the virus exploding in the first place.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:33 AM

14. oh for Funcks sake. Bunch of Trump bigots. damn

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:40 AM

17. International leaders are standing firm against tRump's policies.

Found on The Guardian UK's rolling coverage page during the night:

The G7 group of wealthy nation has blocked a US attempt to use the phrase “Wuhan virus” in joint statement, according to CNN.

“What the State Department has suggested is a red line,” a European diplomat said. “You cannot agree with this branding of this virus and trying to communicate this.” The proposed draft statement by the United States also blamed China for the pandemic’s spread, the diplomat told CNN.

Although the World Health Organization officially has dubbed the illness Covid-19 or coronavirus, a 12-paragraph draft statement circulated by the US among the G7 ministers referred to it as the “Wuhan virus.”

Because the US holds the presidency for the international coalition -- which also includes the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada -- it was responsible for penning the draft joint statement. As a result, several of the member nations released their own statements following the foreign ministers’ meeting, which was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, the leaders of the G20 major economies will hold an emergency video-conference summit to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, but hopes of a coordinated global response remain low.


This is their separate article on the subject:

G20 to hold emergency video summit to discuss coronavirus
Hopes of coordinated global response are low as countries tackle own national crises

Read it here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/26/g20-hold-emergency-video-summit-discuss-coronavirus


KY........

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