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DEVELOPING: China Dismisses U.S. Help on Coronavirus

The CDC says the Chinese told them to get lost.

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The global coronavirus that has killed over 100 people and sickened thousands across national borders has the potential to jump from China to become a worldwide pandemic.

Thus you’d think the Chinese government would want the aid of the most advanced medical organization in the world, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nope.

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HHS Secretary Alex Azar told media that the Chinese have refused more than one offer of help from the U.S. to send CDC officials to China to assist in fighting the outbreak.

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The authoritarian Chicom regime is sensitive about losing face to the Americans and admitting its health programs are not up to Western standards. It also likely thinks the U.S. mission would be filled with U.S. Intelligence operatives.

Hopefully, they would be right.

Azar went on to say the virus is possibly a “very serious public health threat” but that currently the threat in the U.S. is low.

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At public places in DC, as students from the virus ground zero in China’s Wuhan province are close to the area in Falls Church, VA, thousands of workers and tourists yesterday could be seen wearing surgical masks as they made their way around the city.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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