President Joe Biden flies over the pond on Wednesday to meet with European leaders. He says the goal is to “deliver real results” on critical issues such as climate change and cybersecurity. Yet the president dodges the most important problem: the cause of the pandemic.
Biden should rally his allies to act in unison, urging China for answers – and reparations. Because the evidence is mounting that the Beijing regime is guilty of manslaughter.
A column in the Wall Street Journal over the weekend, convincingly argued that the coronavirus genetic sequence contains a sequence that is very unlikely to occur naturally. Doctor Stephen Quay and physicist Richard Muller note that the sequence is exactly what researchers would choose to design a virus for maximum infectivity against humans, rendering the theory of natural origin tenuous at best. Other recent analyzes of the virus also indicate that the Wuhan virology lab – and not nature – is the source of the pandemic.
It is true that in science, nothing is settled; new evidence may yet emerge that point in another direction. But there is no doubt that China acted criminally once the virus began circulating in Wuhan in 2019. Communist Party authorities have concealed the existence of the virus for weeks, denying that it could spread. spread from human to human, muzzled their own scientists, and blocked outside scientists from investigating – all in violation of Articles 6 and 7 of the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations.
Beijing is a repeat offender. In 2003, he hid the existence of the deadly SARS virus until it spread around the world, leaving a trail of death.
This time, Biden is expected to lead a multinational effort to isolate China, get answers and demand reparations. Without answers, warns Baylor doctor and microbiologist Peter Hotez, there will be COVID-26 and COVID-32, which means more viral disasters.
Biden just goes through the motions, however, appearing to take action but do nothing. He called for a 90-day investigation by US intelligence agencies. Yet, as Hotez says, “we have taken intelligence as far as possible”. Scientists are to collect laboratory samples from Wuhan and biological samples from the first COVID patients.
The Biden administration has also called on the WHO to investigate again. The WHO has allowed China to select the first investigative team, deny access to biological evidence, and veto findings Beijing dislikes. A second WHO investigation is pointless. The UN outfit remains a puppet for China.
To get the truth, The Post came up with an important remedy: a commission created by an act of Congress backed by non-partisan scientists – not like Anthony Fauci and Francis Collins of the National Institutes of Health. These men have misled Congress and the nation with a naive globalist point of view that has put us in danger.
Fauci told Congress that the Wuhan lab staff are “knowledgeable and trustworthy scientists,” not to mention their germline war plans for the Chinese Communist Army. Indeed, Fauci himself could become a subject of the commission’s inquiry into his role in directing U.S. taxpayer funds to support deadly “gain-of-office” research in Wuhan.
Last week, Biden said China believes that in a few years it will “own America.” What is your strategy, Mr. President? For the moment, only weakness.
This is in stark contrast to former President Donald Trump, who said on Saturday night that “the time has come for America and the world to demand reparations and accountability from the Chinese Communist Party.” Western governments should hand Beijing a reparations bill for its lies and, if necessary, cancel Western debt to China as a collection measure.
Fears that such a move would harm the global financial system are less important if all major countries collectively agree to apply reparations against China in this way.
If the laboratory leak theory is definitively established, it means Beijing’s actions have led to large-scale carnage: the virus toll so far is nearly 4 million dead, including 600,000 Americans – more millions of deaths or additional damage as a result of blockages.
Unless China is forced to pay, more Americans will pay with their lives in the future.
Betsy McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York.