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March 28, 2020

Pakistan, China on same page condemning US virus theory

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INP
March 28, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China have been on the same, condemning China's virus theory, being propagated by the US-led lobby, says a report published by Gwadar Pro App on Friday. The report says the International community needs rising above all prejudices for a collective fight against COVID-19. Time is ripe to decide by Western democracies whether they want to let the rationale prevail or they are permanently hell-bent to let China down merely to prove that the Chinese mainland is a global villain.Even it is yet to be ascertained the exact origin, causes and spread of COVID-19 pandemic, just on the basis of hypotheses driven by malice and malign, the West led by the US has intensified psychological violence on Chinese state, Chinese people and Chinese leadership.

As a part of new form of psychical war, US is using the term "China Virus" instead of COVID-19. Even World Health Organization (WHO), a trusted global body enjoying the confidence of every country including America, forbade international community to name COVID-19 as China Virus. The US openly desecrated international sanctity of the WHO by labeling COVID-19 as China Virus and has not apologized to China so far. History proves especially in 1918 when HINI Influenza pandemic originated in America and later in the spring of 2009, a novel influenza A (H1N1) again popped up in America, China did not defame America by demonizing it "US Virus".

Exploiting others for things they are not responsible is never a forte of China. Dragon behaved as per its innate nature. On the contrary, without any loss of time, the US billed COVID-19 as "China Virus" or "Wuhan Virus" giving impetus to unleash xenophobia drive against China.

During G7 meeting, US secretary of state Pompeo tried to slander China by referring COVID-19 as Wuhan Virus in an attempt to shift the world attention from the US' own negligence and mishandling the coronavirus which is now playing havoc in the length and breadth of America. Similarly, in the face of huge pressure, when the West, the US and others had been evacuating their people from China ignoring the WHO appeals, China and its iron clad friend Pakistan remained on the same page.

Pakistan denied bringing back its students from Wuhan. The world finally saw this strategy paid off. Now as a punishment for not following stepping stone of the West, smear campaign is on rampage that COVID 19 entered into Pakistan through China. Still mischief mongers have been spewing venom notwithstanding the fact that Prime Minister Imran Khan said in his national address during current week that not a single incident of COVID 19 had a link from China. Let’s put the record straight on the US case. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in recent history. It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. Although there is not universal consensus regarding where the virus originated, it spread worldwide during 1918-1919.In the United States, it was first identified in military personnel in spring 1918. It is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States. China did not refer HINI Virus as US Virus.

The 1968 pandemic was caused by an influenza A (H3N2) virus comprised of two genes from an avian influenza A virus, including a new H3 hemagglutinin, but also contained the N2 neuraminidase from the 1957 H2N2 virus.

It was first noted in the United States in September 1968. The estimated number of deaths was 1 million worldwide and about 100,000 in the United States. China did not name it as America Virus.

Soon after China came under attack by COVID 19, a mischievous theory swirled around that coronavirus was a leak of Wuhan biological lab and the world suffered its brunt. The US officially provoked rumours.

Despite the protests, US President Donald Trump started a televised address to his nation on Wednesday by speaking about the outbreak "that started in China". The Trump administration's emphasis on the virus' origin in China is "part of his dog-whistling politics", said Australian National University researcher Yun Jiang.

Despite speculations, China did not cause a single case of COVID 19 in Pakistan. Pakistan’s first death from COVID-19 involved a person who returned from pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia carrying symptoms and never made it public. He met with hundreds of people upon return and only got admitted to a hospital when symptoms became fatal.

A few days ago, two men from Gaza that tested positive, attended the Tablighi Jamaat or Jama’at al-Tabligh in Arabic in Pakistan in early March. According to reports, more than 250,000 people attended the gathering.