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Missouri has filed a lawsuit against China for its government’s failure to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its lack of transparency exacerbating the outbreak.

The Show Me State is seeking damages for the “the enormous loss of life, human suffering, and economic turmoil,” caused by COVID-19. 

Per Fox News:

The suit in the Eastern District of Missouri follows at least seven federal class-action suits that have been filed by private groups, with one filed in Florida saying that China knew “COVID-19 was dangerous and capable of causing a pandemic, yet slowly acted, proverbially put their head in the sand, and/or covered it up in their own economic self-interest.”

It also comes on the heels of 22 Republican lawmakers on Monday requesting that the Trump administration bring a case against China to the International Court of Justice (ICIJ) for the country’s actions during the pandemic. (RELATED: MEET CONGRESS’ RISING STARS ITCHING TO GO AFTER CHINA)

Officials told Fox News that outside of the health consequences of the coronavirus — Missouri has confirmed 5,963 cases of the virus and 215 deaths as of Tuesday morning — the economic shutdown the state imposed to reduce the spread of the disease has cost Missouri about $44 billion, according to one estimate.

“In Missouri, the impact of the virus is very real – thousands have been infected and many have died, families have been separated from dying loved ones, small businesses are shuttering their doors, and those living paycheck to paycheck are struggling to put food on their table,” Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said in a statement.

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Jcatherine
Jcatherine
9 months ago

I’m all for it, but, there are mountains of resistance against any actions taken against enemies of our country…namely dimwits and rinos. Does anyone really think NY state gov Cuomo would actually sign-on? Of course not, he just made a deal with the Chinese to ‘assist’ him in opening his state again….it’s really more like paying them for permission to do so. Good luck to anyone wanting to bring them to task, but, it might make more sense to begin at home.

A. D Roberts
9 months ago
Reply to  Jcatherine

Nancy is happy. She is not letting the crisis go to waste. No telling how much she got with those bailout bills See how she smiles as Americans die.

Autumn
Autumn
9 months ago
Reply to  A. D Roberts

Did you happen to see her response when confronted for delaying the first stimulus? When it was mentioned that people would die due to her games, she replied ‘If there’s some collateral damage, Oh well.’ (Due to her delaying the process to push her personal and radical liberal agenda). At least she can say she was honest about her feelings. What’s more disgusting is those that actually vote for her.

Tom Mattus
Tom Mattus
9 months ago

Good luck with that! Maybe we should confiscate all China owned property and businesses in this country in reparations for their deciet and thieving practices!

Manny G
Manny G
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom Mattus

Splendid idea, Tom!

Vernon Lindblade
Vernon Lindblade
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom Mattus

Take everything.. They now own nothing here and whatever debt we owed is now paid in full

A. D Roberts
9 months ago

Remember Harry Reid and his son’s efforts to obtain a wind farm in Nevada? You want our government to take back what the Chinese have stolen? You are going to have to put all of those corrupt politicians AND bureaucrats to death in order to get that done.

agiletz
agiletz
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom Mattus

That is a grand idea, and especially confiscate Chinese owned Smithfield Farms, now that they are refusing to produce pork products. Just a thought……………..

Janet Roberts
Janet Roberts
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom Mattus

Better yet, don’t let any country except United States and American citizens be allowed to own property or businesses in America. Take back our country

Ursula charlotte
Ursula charlotte
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom Mattus

Cool idea !

Raul
Raul
9 months ago

The best way to deal with it is stop buying all the crap made in China. Sorry to say, we are addicted to that same crap.

Ursula charlotte
Ursula charlotte
9 months ago
Reply to  Raul

Only one of the best ways, but certainly doable. Yeah, and if people need that junk, they should produce it here.
Plus take away the taxpayers‘ support of shipping charges from China to the U.S. that has been going on too long anyway.