Facing global outrage over their mishandling of COVID-19, the Chinese are working overtime to cover up their role in unleashing a deadly virus upon the world.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is trying everything to distract, deflect, distort, and deceive.
Along with commissioning TV shows and propaganda spectaculars falsely praising China’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis, the CCP is now also pushing the idea that the virus didn’t come from China and trial ballooning new far-fetched theories under the banner of “science.”
A scientific researcher named Alexander Kekulé, the director of the Institute for Biosecurity Research in Halle, Germany, became the latest unwitting prop for the CCP’s latest propaganda efforts when Chinese state-run media took his findings out of context to suggest that the Coronavirus started in Italy, not China.
If you believe that, I also have a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you.
Dr. Kekulé has repeatedly stated that he believes the virus originated in China and has been startled by Chinese media’s usage of his photo and findings with headlines such as “China is innocent!”
“This is pure propaganda,” said Dr. Kekulé in an interview.
Such accusations haven’t flagged the propagandists in Beijing from inventing new bald-faced lies in their attempt to knit a new narrative or in lieu of that muddy the truth.
In recent days, the Chinese communists have aired a variety of baseless claims, including that packaged food from overseas might have brought the virus to China, including on pork from Germany, shrimp from Ecuador, salmon from Norway, and other products.
The Chinese communists are literally throwing food against the wall and seeing what sticks.
In addition, “scientists” on the CCP payroll have published a “scientific” paper suggesting that the Coronavirus pandemic could have started in India.
These coverup campaigns reflect the anxiety wracking the Chinese Communists over their malicious bungling of the COVID-19 outbreak. Unwilling to suffer by themselves, the Chinese communists purposely failed to alert the world to the outbreak and covered up the evidence.
Whatever shine China’s rising star had before the pandemic is now dimmed and dwarfed by the COVID-19 pandemic which has killed around 2 million and wrecked economies, jobs and livelihoods worldwide.
In the clumsy fashion that is the hallmark of the Chinese communist party who is used to believing – and having their people believe – their own lies, the CCP is making an awkward attempt to muddy the waters as the World Health Organization begins an investigation into the question of how the virus jumped from animals to humans.
China, which has stacked the ranks of the World Health Organization, has maintained a tight grip on the investigation by designating Chinese “scientists” (read: communist functionaries who outsource their brain cells to their Beijing puppet masters) to lead key parts of the investigation.
Refusing to accept responsibility for its massive lies, failures, and shortcomings is nothing new for the children at the helm of the Chinese Communist Party, starting with manchild in chief, Xi Jingping who is more brittle than a rice-paper origami to the smallest of slights.
The Chinese communists are thumbing through their well-worn playbook of blaming foreigners for their problems, which allows them an opportunity to stoke nationalist fervor and distract from massive domestic problems such as poverty, corruption, and toxic pollution of China’s natural resources.
“If Xi is able to escape blame for the coronavirus, that reduces one major source of discontent with his rule,” said Erin Baggott Carter, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Southern California.
For months, Chinese communist flunkies have flailed in their casting about to redirect blame from themselves, including at one point declaring that the United States military brought the virus to the city of Wuhan.
Now Experts and officials are now going further, trying to give falsehoods about the origins of the virus the veneer of scientific fact.
“China uses everything for propaganda,” Dr. Kekulé said in an interview. “I started to realize that I had to do something about it.”
But Dr. Kekulé’s efforts were largely in vain. Video clips of his remarks about Europe had already spread widely on the Chinese internet.
A simple phrase appeared in red writing above Dr. Kekulé’s face in a meme that circulated online: “Not Wuhan.”