Some people in the U.S. are obsessed with rude and unreasonable practices despite the rapid
spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) in their own country. They intentionally
fanned up the “political virus” with discriminatory remarks in an attempt to pass the buck to
They wrongly criticized China for a low level of transparency and openness regarding COVID-19
information sharing, and evilly fabricated rumor that China should be responsible for the spread of
COVID-19 in the U.S. Such conducts are condemnable. What’s worse, these people even asked
China to pay for the loss suffered by the U.S. during the epidemic, which is nothing but engaging
in evil doings and malicious discrimination of the innocent.
Their fallacies couldn’t stand in front of the truth. China has been notifying the U.S. side of
epidemic developments and control measures on a regular basis since Jan 3, and the next day the
heads of Chinese and American centers for disease control and prevention spoke on the phone,
agreeing to keep close communication on information sharing and technical cooperation.
Relevant organizations of the two countries have maintained close communication. In February,
the China-WHO Joint Mission with two American experts on board conducted a nine-day field
trip to China. China has shared its treatment experience with the U.S, and experts of the two
countries have kept close technical cooperation.
The epidemic situation worsened in the U.S. since March, two months after the U.S. had been
informed of relevant epidemic information. The U.S. side needs to reflect on what it has done to
prevent and control the virus in the past two months.
Some people in the U.S. should at least remember what they’ve said. U.S. President Donald
Trump tweeted on Jan. 25 that “China has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus. The
United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency. It will all work out well.”
In a phone conversation with his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping on Feb.7, Trump
expressed positive comments on China’s efforts on curbing the virus. On March 13, President
Trump told reporters that the data China shared are helpful for the U.S. efforts against the
On Jan. 27, principal health officials in the United States expressed appreciation over the Chinese
government’s transparency in response to the outbreak and the ongoing bilateral cooperation in the
On Jan. 28, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar praised China for sharing the
genetic sequencing of the novel coronavirus which enabled the U.S. to quickly invent a diagnostic
test within one week.
These facts indicate that China has not impeded the U.S. efforts on coronavirus control, but
offered assistance to the U.S. in this regard. Those U.S. politicians stigmatizing China are totally
The U.S. should blame itself for difficulties it has encountered in fighting against COVID-19. It is
globally recognized that China has won valuable time for the world to fight coronavirus with its
achievements in epidemic prevention and control.
The U.S. media outlets know how ineffective their government has been in front of the epidemic.
Due to the failure of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to get working
test kits into the hands of the public-health labs, a three-week delay was caused.
In addition, various organizations in the U.S. have been passing the buck to each other, and the
White House has been understating the extent of the outbreak. According to the American public,
the costly coronavirus testing is almost inaccessible.
Kurt Michael Campbell, formerly Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
of the U.S., said bluntly that China’s extremely strict epidemic control measures have won the
U.S. a lot of time, but it’s not clear whether the U.S. has made effective use of the time.
China has demonstrated its responsibility in safeguarding global public health security, which is
proved by the most comprehensive, strict, and thorough prevention and control measures it has
taken. The World Health Organization (WHO) has repeatedly expressed that China, by adopting
forceful measures against the virus, is protecting the lives of the Chinese people and people of the
Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director-General of the WHO, said China’s efforts have flattened the
curve of the epidemic and prevented hundreds of thousands of cases of COVID-19 in China, and
to achieve this, the Chinese people have made huge sacrifices.
China, sharing a common destiny with the world, actively offered assistance to other countries
after the epidemic broke out overseas. The country has dispatched experts and donated prevention
materials to affected countries, and exchanged virus control experience and treatment plans with
the world, deepening international cooperation on virus control.
To laud China’s actions, admire China’s responsibility, and thank China’s assistance has become
the mainstream voice of the globe.
What has the U.S. done to cope with the epidemic? It owes money to the WHO, and has planned
to halve U.S funding for the organization in its 2021 budget proposal. When the epidemic broke
out in China, the U.S. acted as an on-looker, pointing fingers at China’s prevention and control
measures and even giving a stab in the back.
Now, as the epidemic satiation has worsened in the U.S., certain people there started to blame
everyone but the U.S. itself. To smear China out of selfish political gains undermines the global
efforts to fight the epidemic.
The world knows who is responsible and who are not. As the WHO has warned, slandering
other countries and people carries a greater risk than the virus itself.
Some people in the United States are advised to lay down their political prejudices at an early
date, isolate themselves from “political virus”, and join the global war against the epidemic.
Otherwise they will not only hinder anti-virus efforts at home, but also impede the global