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Added 03-25-20 11:34:02am EST - “A bungled response in Western countries is no reason to take the heat off China. If China had a different government, the world could have?” - Foreignpolicy.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Foreignpolicy.com: “Yes, Blame China for the Virus”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A bungled response in Western countries is no reason to take the heat off China. If China had a different government, the world could have been spared this terrible pandemic.

As the World Health Organization says the U.S. has the potential to become pandemic epicenter, Trump touts opening up the country by Easter.

The Scandinavian country believes its distinctive high-trust culture will protect it from needing to shut down for the pandemic.

Argument: Yes, Blame China for the Virus Yes, Blame China for the Virus...

U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly referred to the “Chinese virus” when talking about the pandemic. Many of his critics insist the term is racist, echoing official Chinese talking points. Others, such as U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, say that we should not politicize the crisis by assigning blame, but focus on pulling together in the common fight against a global disease that makes no distinction between people and recognizes no borders.Xi Jinping did not create the virus, but his government is directly responsible for its global spread, and its terrible consequences for people and economies around the world.

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