Trump: a Virus Worse Than Pearl Harbor Attack
USA President Donald Trump, along with other world leaders, continue to ponder and take stock of the damage being done on a global scale as a result of the carelessness of small groups of mankind. For example, who or what circumstances can be blamed for novel coronavirus? Is it those people eating bats, and pangolins from local Chinese wet markets known for their unsanitary conditions, or a disease that spread as a result of an accident in a Chinese badly-tended weapon's laboratory? And this is not the first time a virus has been loosed upon the world from China. The Asian Flue1956 killed between one and four million people worldwide. In 2002 Sars infected 8,098 and killed 774 in seventeen counties. H7N9 emerged ten years later to strike at least 1,223 people and kill four out of every ten of them. Now, the milder, yet more infectious COVID-19 has sickened some 3.7milliion people resulting in thousands of deaths. The assessment from members of the exclusive intelligence-sharing group seems to undermine forceful claims by Trump and Pompeo in recent days, as they have doubled down on the assertion that the outbreak originated from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, rather than a wet market in the same region. Trump has said of the pandemic that it is a worse “attack” on the United States than either Pearl Harbor or 9/11, aiming once again at China, which he says should have stopped the disease in its tracks. “It should have never happened,” Trump says of the disease that emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan last year. “Could have been stopped at the source. This is really the worst attack we’ve ever had,” Trump tells reporters. “This is worse than Pearl Harbor. This is worse than the World Trade Center.” The Japanese assault on the Pearl Harbor naval base in Hawaii drew the United States into World War II. The 11 September 2001 jihadist attacks killed about 3,000 people and triggered two decades of war. So far, more than 73,000 Americans have died of COVID-19, and Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has predicted the USA toll could top 100,000 by the end of May 2020. (VFI News)
Please intercede for the total eradication of the COVID-19 and that China will adhere to new policies of sanitation in open-air markets while eliminating foods that are potentially deadly to humans. Further than that, we can only hope and intercede that viruses like coronavirus are not released from China on purpose.