Defending the indefensible: the hard left, China and Covid-19

By Dr Paul Stott

Photo Credit: Communist Party of Great Britain/Reuters

These are the facts. In December 2019, a series of hospital admissions began to be noted in the People’s Republic of China. As deaths followed, a new type of coronavirus, Covid-19, was identified. From the epicentre of Wuhan in China, Covid-19 spread across the world, whilst China fought to suppress knowledge of the scale of events.

Although the virus had likely been identified in November 2019, in early January Dr Li Wenliang was disciplined for “spreading rumours” by calling for colleagues to wear protective equipment. He has since died from the illness he sought to publicise. As late as January 18, Wuhan was home to its annual mass banquet, where patriotic dishes such as ‘one belt one road’ (vegetable salad) and ‘motherland in my heart’ (meat and cucumber) were prepared by as many as 40,000 families. Since the case of Dr Li garnered international attention, another whistle-blower, Dr Ai Fen, has gone missing. Her fate is unknown.

Read the full article in CapX

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