Weekly Column

Weekly Column

The United States recently surpassed more than 100,000 precious lives lost to COVID-19. As we sadly know all too well, along with the staggering human cost, this pandemic has disrupted every corner of American society and life as we know it – wrecking thriving economies, shuttering businesses, killing jobs and threatening livelihoods. While these hard and fast hits seemingly came out of nowhere, the wrath of this invisible enemy could have been quelled and lives protected worldwide had the Communist Chinese Party issued warnings upfront and told the truth about early evidence. Instead, the regime sat on potentially lifesaving information, allowing spread to occur for weeks before taking any action to protect even its own citizens.

Though it’s unclear who was first infected or when and how transmission of this coronavirus occurred, some of the earliest confirmed cases have in common going to a wet seafood market in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. And as early as December 10, we know that a vendor there had pneumonia symptoms due to an unknown cause and was hospitalized several days later. By the end of the month, many more similar cases were reported in the city of 11 million people, and Chinese doctors caring for patients in the region warned the country’s health authorities that the disease was caused by a SARS-like coronavirus and that they believed it could spread easily between people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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