China is single-handedly responsible for the Wuhan coronavirus becoming a pandemic. Chinese officials were more focused on covering up what was happening in their country than trying to prevent the spread of the disease. In fact, the State Department took issue with the Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai pushing false information that the virus began in the United States. The World Health Organization worked alongside China to cover up what was taking place, which is why the organization ignored Taiwan's warning about the Wuhan coronavirus back in December.
Despite knowing what we know, Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) is praising China for how they've handled this epidemic-turned-pandemic.
"You gotta make sure you're helping families, make sure unemployment insurance is there, make sure families aren't losing their homes or can't buy food, but at the same time, you have to keep other elements of the economy continuing to work," Peters said on Morning Joe. “We saw that in China. Outside of Hubei province, a lot of the factories continued to work. They separated their employees. They had partitions. They found ways to continue to keep some of the economy going in other parts of the country that weren’t impacted as much as it was in Hubei."
According to the Michigan Senator, America needs to implement the same kind of economic strategy.
"We gotta be doing that same kind of thing here, thinking strategically on dealing with the disease but also maintaining our economy so that when we do get through it, it can come back up fairly quickly,” he said.
We wouldn't have to worry about our once-booming economy if China had been upfront and honest about what was taking place. Instead of worrying about the world's physical and economic health, China was focused on pumping out their propaganda so their country wouldn't look weak and inferior. There is nothing to praise their communist party for.
Democrat Sen. Gary Peters praises the Chinese Communist Government's Coronavirus Response— Nathan Brand (@NathanBrandWA) March 20, 2020
"We saw that in China. Outside of Hubei province, a lot of the factories continued to work... We've gotta be doing that same kind of thing here — thinking strategically." #MIsen pic.twitter.com/2cqsLnYobv