China concealed severity of coronavirus outbreak
Homeland Security Report says China delayed informing WHO
U.S. Officials are accusing China of “intentionally” concealing the severity of the coronavirus outbreak.
The Associated Press obtained a four-page report from the Department of Homeland Security. The report says China held off informing the World Health Organization that the coronavirus “was a contagion” for much of January so it could order medical supplies from abroad — and that its imports of face masks and surgical gowns and gloves increased sharply.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said China was responsible for the spread of disease and must be held accountable.
China increased imports and decreased exports of medical supplies. It attempted to cover up doing so by “denying there were export restrictions and obfuscating and delaying provision of its trade data,” the analysis states.
Speaking Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, echoed that sentiment, saying he believes China “is the most significant geopolitical threat to the United States for the next century.”
Back in April Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse accused China of providing false figures on the Wuhan coronavirus.
“The claim that the United States has more coronavirus deaths than China is false,” Sasse said in a statement.
“Without commenting on any classified information, this much is painfully obvious: The Chinese Communist Party has lied, is lying, and will continue to lie about coronavirus to protect the regime,” said Sasse.