At the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this afternoon (February 18th), a reporter asked: It is reported that British Foreign Secretary Raab expressed concern about whether the WHO International Expert Group on the Origin of Coronavirus can fully cooperate in China and the answers needed, saying that he hoped that China would cooperate fully with the expert group.
Sullivan, assistant to national security affairs of the United States president, said that the report of the expert group must be independent, and China must provide all raw data from the early stage of the pandemic. How does China respond to this?
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said that I have noticed a lot of relevant reports recently. I believe you have also noticed that many WHO experts and relevant researchers have publicly said that some Western media have refused to share reports about the original data that may make the world more aware of the origin of the novel coronavirus pandemic, and with him Our experience in China is completely inconsistent.
Moreover, they were disappointed with the deliberate misinterpretation of the Western media and the selective quotation of the members of the expert group, and said they were ashamed of the relevant media.
Hua Chunyu said that some Western politicians said “independence” when they opened their mouths, but independence did not mean obeying the West and presumption of guilt on China. Only by respecting science and facts can independent reports be produced and scientific conclusions can be drawn. Some people in the United States also mentioned that China should be required to cooperate fully and fully with the WHO expert group. In fact, China did so. This visit of the WHO expert group to China is part of global traceability scientific cooperation.
Chinese and foreign experts overcame the pandemic barrier and sat face to face for the first time. In a scientific, rigorous and realistic attitude, they had frank, in-depth and friendly exchanges on relevant issues. Members of the WHO expert group have repeatedly said that Chinese personnel have given high cooperation in their work.
They have gone wherever they want to go and seen everyone they want to see. In their work, they also feel the frankness and trust of their Chinese counterparts. They believe that their Chinese counterparts are trustworthy, and they have obtained important new data and understand.
More information about the transmission route of the virus. I think this is the scientific and professional attitude. The statements of individual politicians you just mentioned are just another example of political interference in science.
Hua Chunyu pointed out that we have mentioned many times before that there are more and more reports in the international media that viruses and pandemic have appeared in many parts of the world in the second half of 2019.
For example, I just saw a report today that a recent study published in the European Journal of Epidemiology shows that COVID-19 Poison has appeared in Europe in November 2019 and began to spread in France, which is based on the conclusion of a large-scale retrospective study by many scientists.
The head of the project said that there were some positive cases showing that the infection rate of COVID-19 in France had reached between October and December 2019. One in a thousand, these cases are scattered not in certain areas, but scattered all over France. There are also experts who say the question now is whether France has already seen the virus in September 2019.
Hua Chunyu said that in addition, as early as June and July 2019, the American media began to report on the problems of De Creteberg Biological Base. In July 2019, according to U.S. media reports, there were unknown respiratory diseases in northern Virginia, and a large-scale e-cigarette disease outbreak in Wisconsin.
In the same month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a termination letter to the De Crete Fort Biological Base, requiring it to terminate most of the operations, which was subsequently closed. At the end of July 2019, two nursing homes near the area developed respiratory diseases that caused pneumonia of unknown causes.
In August 2019, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that details and reasons for the closure of the base could not be released due to national security concerns. In September 2019, Maryland, where the base is located, reported a double in cases of patients with e-cigarette disease.
In March 2020, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publicly admitted that some influenza deaths in the United States in the fall of 2019 may actually be infected with COVID-19. There are also reports that antibodies to the novel coronavirus already existed in some blood donation samples in December 2019.
Hua Chunyu pointed out that the above is all from the reports of the American media itself, not fabricated by China, we just record it.
We are still curious whether the United States can provide all the relevant raw data? Can the United States cooperate fully with WHO? Can the United States invite WHO experts to the United States to carry out traceability surveys and draw independent conclusions?
Hua Chunyu stressed that, as experts pointed out, with the accumulation of facts and evidence and the continuous development of scientific assumptions, traceability will also change geographically.
China has already carried out very in-depth, professional and scientific cooperation with WHO experts in an open and transparent attitude.
We hope that relevant countries can also adhere to a positive, scientific and cooperative attitude, carry out global virus traceability, share and exchange research results, and jointly cooperate for international anti-pandemic cooperation and build human health.
The Health Community assumes its due responsibilities and obligations.