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Is the Chinese government responsible for the Coronavirus spreading in China?

There are conspiracy theories stating that Chinese scientists created the Coronavirus and Xi Jinping knew what the virus was and the effects weeks before it happened. Then in China everything that is critical of the Chinese government is censored.

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  • 2 months ago
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    Yes and no.  In an authoritarian society, you want to maintain control.  If anything spreads a pannic than you want that stopped.  Hence stopping the doctors from talking to one another about this new contagious version of the common cold through WEchat is the standard operating methodology.  So they stopped doctors from consulting one another, and arrested them.  That stopped the communication that could have limited the spread of this disease.  It gave the population time to spread this virus which led up to the chinese new year, when everyone goes home(hundreds of million people return home for the holiday).   Now, the second part, leading up to the holiday, they said that in 2 days we will stop movement of people to contain the virus.  So like anyone, people left before the deadline and that also helped spread the virus to other parts of china.  People also took vacations in Asia for the lunar new year, so people from Woohan went on vacation and carried the virus to other countries, England, France, Australia, US, Taiwan, S Korea, Japan, Philippines etc... 

    The coverup also extended to reporting rates.  The death toll as reported to the world was a lie.  You can not have a perfect 99.99 correlation of death rates in a human population.  For reverence, the death rate was a perfect 2.1% for January up until last wednesday when there was a jump of 15k cases.  That 2.1% was not real when you also hear the news that creamatoriums are running 24 hours a day now.  So that coverup is also not helping people get the information that they need to protect themselves.  Add to that the fact that 60 million are on lockdown, which is effecting the global oil usage, and you have a coverup with is larger than what ever you think that it is.  So yes, their form of govt is allowing this to spread by their own actions and continual coverup of the real story that is on the ground.      

  • 1 month ago

    Yes. they denied there was a problem until hundreds were dead.

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  • Clive
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    2 months ago

    Conspiracy theories are always hilarious and the idea that the Chinese government created the virus is ridiculous.

    However, the Chinese government does itself no favours in always trying to cover everything up.  Being authoritarian and dictatorial, it wants to look as if it controls everything and is always right, but of course it can't do that with an infectious disease.  Nevertheless it tries to anyway so we end up not believing anything it says, and this is hugely fertile ground for conspiracy theories.  It has only itself to blame for any confusion.

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  • Jeff D
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    2 months ago

    I don't think the Chinese government is responsible for creating the virus, but they failed to manage it properly (e.g., by imprisoning the Doctor who first discovered it and trying to downplay it).

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  • 2 months ago

    The fear (not "conspiracy theory") is the virus escaped from a PRC biological weapons laboratory and the result will be more deaths than if the virus was a product of nature. 

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  • TB12
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    What part of "conspiracy theories" do you not understand.

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  • Kieth
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Responsibility? What does it mstter now? They eat disease carrying bat soup, the government isn't cooking it up and spoon feeding them.

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