Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 2 months ago

Who do you think in the long run should be held responsible for the covid virus? Also what if anything should be the consequences.?

11 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Unless you have EVIDENCE the virus was genetically engineered and/or intentionally spread, NO ONE.

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Potentially dangerous viruses have always been around. You can't hold human beings responsible for them.

    You CAN hold countries and officials responsible for poor handling of a public health crisis. In this case, China did not jump on the virus nearly as rapidly as it should have, and it did not let the world know of the danger as quickly as it needed to do so.

    In certain countries, moreover, the crisis was handled very badly in the early stages.  It was not possible to entirely close borders and keep the virus out of the US -- that was totally unrealistic -- but for our president and others to pretend that it was a minor problem that would simply "disappear" was unconscionable. It was a lie and it led to a LOT of irresponsible public behavior that is ongoing. And then there were all the issues involving protective gear and the misleading claims about certain "treatments".

    Finally, the virus was politicized by Trump and his people, just because they didn't want to admit that something so negative had appeared during his administration and didn't want stringent, potentially unpopular measures to be associated with him. That's one major reason why we're facing so many problems now, in this second surge.

  • 2 months ago

    The disease is no one's fault but not holding it in check in the US is most certainly Trump's fault. 

    Masks are to slow down the virus so the hospitals can keep up with the amount of patients who are sick at the same time, until a vaccine could be developed and distributed - the same purpose it's been all along. 

    Unable to do math, no matter how many times the experts told him how many millions of citizens would die, Trump denied masks because his goal was to speed it up, hoping it would be over with by election day. 

    I don't think we need any more presidents who refuse to accept science and math. 

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Probably this bastard. The consequences should be that humanity puts aside some of its hubris and recognizes that it can't always control nature. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Why would you think "someone" is to blame? It's no different than any natural disaster and trying to pin blame is just pointless scapegoating. The only ones at fault are those leaders who ignored, downplayed or failed to act to protect their citizens.

  • joedlh
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The current scientific understanding points to the virus originating in bats and transferring to humans via an intermediary species, perhaps pangolins.

    The consequence should be targeted scientific research into the zoonotic disease transmission paths and swift medical intervention when it happens again, which is almost a certainty.

  • 2 months ago

    Trump has already been held responsible and his consequence is forced retirement.  This because he refused to tell us back in March how the CDC so badly failed America ... not that Americans were ever likely to tell the truth to contact tracers.  [Germany is having a resurgence of virus for similar reasons and they did a good job initially.  Only dictatorships like China are doing well now.]

  • 2 months ago

    Donald Trump and Boris Johnson and Jair Bolsonaro.  Because the virus would have been a minor thing that didn't spread much if the whole world had responded as well as, say, New Zealand did.  But they refused and let it turn into what it has become.

  • Kevin
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Whether deliberately created or not, the Chinese government allowed the virus to spread unhindered.  

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Trump will go down in history as mismanaging the COVID virus and turning it into an American disaster.

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