Western media unlocked: Hypocrisy behind COVID-19 reports

4 April 2020 — chinadaily.com.cn

Why did apparently stigmatizing names like Chinese virus or Wuhan virus keep making headlines? How have the Western media shaped the narrative of China’s response to the novel coronavirus? As the virus continues to wreck havoc, China Daily investigates how the Western version of propaganda plays out in the global battle against coronavirus.

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An interview with four Chinese physicians at the epicenter of the pandemic in Wuhan

3 April 2020– Origin: WSWS

By Benjamin Mateus

The Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported last month that a 55-year-old man may have contracted a novel coronavirus infection on November 17, 2019. This individual is the earliest confirmed case of COVID-19, but authorities believe he wasn’t patient-zero. The next confirmed case appeared on December 1, 2019 but had no links to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market located in Wuhan. The Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported on January 9, 2020, that the outbreak had first been detected in Wuhan on December 12. Unusual cases of a pneumonia-like illness appeared at local hospitals.
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China Did Not Deceive Us – Counting Death During An Epidemic Is Really Difficult

1 April 2020 — Moon of Alabama

The anti-China campaign, which the Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger is running, presented its first of April joke. It leaked to Bloomberg that a secret U.S. Intelligence Report claims that China concealed the real numbers of its Covid-19 cases:
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Amid coronavirus crisis, China demonstrates that an alternative to the US-led, neoliberal order is possible

31 March 2020 — MROnline

From the series Paintings for Wuhan, China (2020) by Li Zhong

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For nearly four decades the United States and its Western allies have proclaimed to the world that “there is no alternative” to neoliberalism, maligning the state and public sector as inefficient and unproductive. If the 2008 financial crisis loosened this myth’s stranglehold on notions of what is possible, the current coronavirus pandemic has shattered it.

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8 Day Journey From Hong Kong To Chile, COVID-19 On My Tail

24 March, 2020 — Counter Currents

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Text and Photos: Andre Vltchek

My last interview in Hong Kong

Imagine that you are in Hong Kong, in a city where “you are actually not supposed to be”, in the first place. You are ready to go home, to South America. But just two days before your departure, via Seoul and Amsterdam, your first Sky Team carrier, Korean Air, unceremoniously decides to cancel all flights from the territory.

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China Wins Big With Covid-19. What Were We Thinking?

24 March 2020 — UNZ Review

Last Man Standing

China suffered through the H1N1 coronavirus epidemic in 2008 largely because the CDC took 6 months to identify it and, as a result, 300,000 died prematurely. SARS (774 deaths) was the clincher. They created a hair-trigger alarm system, mandated post-mortem pneumonia DNA testing nationwide, and promoted the CDC head, Dr. George F. Gao[1], to Demigod.

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China locked in hybrid war with US

17 March 2020 — Asia Times

Fallout from Covid-19 outbreak puts Beijing and Washington on a collision course

by Pepe Escobar

Are the US and China locked in a hybrid war?

Among the myriad, earth-shattering geopolitical effects of coronavirus, one is already graphically evident. China has re-positioned itself. For the first time since the start of Deng Xiaoping’s reforms in 1978, Beijing openly regards the US as a threat, as stated a month ago by Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Munich Security Conference during the peak of the fight against coronavirus.

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COVID-19: Cuban Interferon in China

15 March 2020 — Internationalist 360° 

Angel Guerra Cabrera

https://i2.wp.com/razonesdecuba.cu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/medicamento-cuba-coronavirus-1068x801.jpgThe selection by the Chinese health authorities of Cuban interferon alpha 2B(IFRrec) among 30 other drugs to combat the new coronavirus Covid-19 should come as no surprise.

In fact, there is a Sino-Cuban joint venture in Jilin province that, with Cuban technology, has been producing the drug since 2007, which has been used with good results by the Chinese health system to combat viral diseases, especially hepatitis B and C.

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WHO Expert Explains Why China’s Cases Of COVID-19 Are Declining

6 March 2020 — Popular Resistance

Update 11 March 2020

[Update: I’m rereading this a week later and realising that Bruce Aylward, the Deputy Director of the WHO, interviewed in this article, had the answer in how to deal effectively with the Covid-19 respiratory disease based on his experience in China. But the question to ask, is why his evidence has all but been ignored outside China? Could it be the anti-Chinese and racist attitudes of the West that has led them to ignore his advice?

I think it’s also clear that the British government (and other Western governments) are quite prepared to sacrifice sections of their populations in an attempt to save capitalism from itself. WB]

By Julia Belluz, Vox.com.

March 4, 2020

“It’s all about speed”: the most important lessons from China’s Covid-19 response.

There’s one country in the world that currently has the most knowledge of and experience with Covid-19: China.

China, and specifically Hubei province, is where the Covid-19 disease emerged; it’s where 83 percent of the 89,000 cases known to date have been recorded; and it’s where doctors and health authorities have been battling an epidemic for two months — while other countries braced themselves for outbreaks — using unprecedented public health measures, including a cordon sanitaire and lockdowns that affected millions.

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Inside the World Uyghur Congress: The US-backed right-wing regime change network seeking the ‘fall of China’

5 March 2020 — The Grayzone

While posing as a grassroots human rights organization, the World Uyghur Congress is a US-funded and directed separatist network that has forged alliances with far-right ethno-nationalist groups.

The goal spelled out by its founders is clear: the destabilization of China and regime change in Beijing.

By Ajit Singh

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