During an interview with Fox News on Sunday morning, White House Trade Advisor Peter Navarro explained in detail how China purposely hoarded personal protective equipment while lying to the world about the spread of Wuhan coronavirus. Once they cornered the market, the Chinese Communist Party inflated the price of PPE and in some cases, wouldn't allow U.S. companies based in the country to export their supplies.
"If you think about what China did over the course of this thing. They did four things that led to the deaths of many people world wide. First of all, the virus was spawned in China. Second of all they hid the virus behind the shield of the World Health Organization. The third thing they did was basically hoard personal protective equipment and now they're profiteering from it," Navarro said. "We know for a critical six week period of time China used its influence at the World Health Organization to hide the virus from the world."
"But here's what I think should be very disturbing to every American. During that period of time, that six week interval when they were hiding this virus from the world, China went from a net exporter of personal protective equipment, they are the largest producer of that in the world, to a large net importer. They basically went around and vacuumed up virtually all of the PPE around the world, including a lot in this country which was being shared for humanitarian reasons, sharing our PPE with them. What that did was leave people in New York, Milan and everywhere in between, defenseless," he continued. "China is sitting on that hoard, PPE where it cornered the market and is profiteering. I have access that are coming across my desk where .50 cent masks made in China are being sold to hospitals here in America for as much as $8."
Meanwhile, China contiues to lie about the number of people infected with the virus. They're also cracking down further on information about the origin of the disease as U.S. intelligence hones in on the Wunan Institute of Virology as the source.
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