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Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation Adds Coronavirus Deaths to Tally After China's Coverup

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Posted: Apr 11, 2020 9:00 PM
Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation Adds Coronavirus Deaths to Tally After China's Coverup

Source: Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation has compiled a timeline of the Chinese government's coverup of the Wuhan coronavirus. In the publication, the foundation says the number of worldwide deaths from the coronavirus must be included in the official tally of those killed by communist regimes worldwide. 

"The consequences of China’s deception and the WHO’s credulity are now playing out globally," a situation brief states on the foundation's website

In the brief, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation details China's ongoing disinformation campaign regarding the origins and spread of the coronavirus beginning in late 2019. The brief also faults the World Health Organization (WHO) for promoting and legitimizing China's false claims. 

"The consequences of China’s deception and the WHO’s credulity are now playing out globally. It is normally difficult to assign culpability to governments and organizations charged with ensuring public health in any pandemic, but the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is materially different. The denial of information, outright fabrications, and disregard for human life—both within and outside of China’s borders—is so shocking and pervasive that the contracting of the virus by millions worldwide and the resultant death toll was not only foreseeable but entirely avoidable."

As a result, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation say the number of global coronavirus deaths must be included in the number of individuals killed worldwide by communist regimes. 

"Communist regimes have been responsible for the death of more than 100 million worldwide, according to global [experts.] The final human toll of the current pandemic cannot yet be determined, but those who have perished and will perish from the novel coronavirus must be included in that count—victims of the Chinese Communist Party and its willful disregard for both human life and its own international legal obligations."

The foundation blames the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the WHO for failing to take steps early on to help prepare the world for the new disease.

"Instead, the PRC’s actions and WHO’s inaction precipitated a pandemic, leading to a global economic crisis and a growing loss of human life."