'Poorly managed' coronavirus outbreak in China: White House

WASHINGTON: The White House said on Friday that China mishandled the situation after the outbreak in its Wuhan city, but declined to give a definitive answer on retaliatory measures against the Asian giant.

The deadly coronavirus that was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in mid-November so far has killed more than 2.35,000 people worldwide, including 64,000 Americans, and infected 3.3 million worldwide.

Directed by United States , several countries, including Australia, and are blaming China for the spread of the coronavirus worldwide.

Thursday president Donald trump he had hinted at using tariffs as a tool to punish China for mishandling the virus outbreak, and the next day markets fell.

Markets have fallen substantially today after the president suggested yesterday in the East Room that he could use tariffs to punish China for the coronavirus. Are you seriously considering imposing new tariffs on China, or did the president just spit yesterday? New White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was asked during her first press conference. I will not advance any announcements from the President, but I will echo the President's discontent with China. It is no secret that China mishandled this situation, McEnany told reporters.

Just a few examples for you; they did not share the genetic sequence until a teacher in Shanghai did it on their own. The next day, China closed its laboratory for price rectification. They slowly walked information about human-to-human transmission. the World Health Organization and did not let American researchers in at a very important time, he said.

So we are unhappy with China's actions, but I certainly won't get out of the president with those announcements. Again, when it comes to retaliatory measures, I won't get ahead of the president on that, McEnany said.

El Secretario de Prensa de la Casa Blanca dijo que United States sigue teniendo datos muy limitados y dudosos de China y las evaluaciones actuales indicaron que la declaración de Trump, que el coronavirus provenía de un laboratorio en Wuhan, es consistente con lo que algunos analistas creen que es el epicentro de dónde está el virus. empezó.

On Thursday, the Office of the Director of (ODNI) had said in a statement that the Intelligence Community agrees with the broad scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was neither artificial nor genetically modified.

Responding to a question on the ODNI's statement, McEnany said “Let me remind everyone intelligence is just an estimate essentially, and it's up to policymakers to decide what to do with that intelligence. In this case, the policymaker is the President of the United States and he will make a decision at the right time.”

She alleged that there is no secret that China blocked the entry of US investigators.

“It was extremely important that we enter China in an accelerated way, and that did not happen. With respect to the World Health Organization, they have some questions of their own to answer, ”said the press secretary.

She said the United States , as the president has emphasized, provides about USD 400 million to USD 500 million per year to the WHO compared to China at roughly USD 40 million a year, but yet "WHO appears to have a very clear China bias”.

I mean, look at this timeline and it's really damning for WHO when you only consider the fact that on December 31, Taiwanese officials warned of person-to-person transmission and the WHO did not make it public. On January 9, the WHO repeated China's claim that the virus is not easily transmitted between people. That was apparently untrue, McEnany said.

On January 14, the WHO repeated China's talking points about non-human-to-human transmission. They praised China's leadership on January 22. On the 23rd, they said, and this is incredible, the pandemic did not represent a public health emergency of international concern, ”he said.

And even on February 29, the WHO said that when the coronavirus was spreading worldwide, they chose to put, sorry, the political correction first by opposing the life-saving travel restrictions.

Las restricciones de viaje establecidas por este presidente, las restricciones de viaje que el Dr. Fauci elogió por salvar vidas y que la Organización Mundial de la Salud se opone a una medida que salvó vidas estadounidenses. Eso es inaceptable, especialmente en un momento en que United States estaba proporcionando USD 400 a 500 millones ”, dijo el secretario de prensa de la Casa Blanca.