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Blinken Says China Let Virus Get 'Out of Hand' [View all]

Source: PoliticalWire


April 11, 2021 at 9:21 am EDT By Taegan Goddard

Secretary of State Antony Blinken criticized China’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in a Meet the Press interview, arguing that the country’s “failure” to cooperate in the early stages of the virus led to the situation getting “out of hand.”

Said Blinken: “I think China knows that in the early stages of Covid, it didn’t do what it needed to do, which was to, in real time, give access to international experts, in real time to share information, in real time to provide real transparency.”

He added: “One result of that failure is that the virus got out of hand faster and with, I think, much more egregious results than it might otherwise.”

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