Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted China’s Communist government for continuing to stonewall a US investigation into the true origin of the Coronavirus. As The Daily Wire reports:
China is still blocking U.S. scientists from entering the country to study the coronavirus, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday.
“Even today, the Chinese government hasn’t permitted American scientists to go into China, to go into not only the Wuhan lab or wherever it needs to go to learn about this virus, to learn about its origins,” Pompeo told Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,” according to The New York Post.
The Post also reported that Hong Kong researchers estimate the number of coronavirus cases could be four times higher than China has reported. China claims no one has died from the virus since mid-April and has reported the number of cases stopped growing after just over 80,000, statistics which strain credulity.
“Look, we know it began at one [lab], but we need to figure this out. There’s an ongoing pandemic. We still don’t have the transparency and openness we need in China,” Pompeo added.
Pompeo and the Trump Administration have recently stepped up pressure on the Chinese government to come clean about the full extent of their knowledge about the virus.
.@SecPompeo: The Chinese Government needs to come clean. It needs to be accountable. It needs to explain what happened and why it is the case that that information wasn’t made more broadly available. #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/ixN3lSbrnF
— Department of State (@StateDept) April 18, 2020
On Wednesday, Pompeo also went on to call out the World Health Organization (WHO) for its massive failure in properly warning the world about the danger posed by the virus.