How the White House turned "China bought us time" into "China lied, people died" and put the world at risk
The #COVID19 outbreak has changed everyone's life. Here is a video on the lives of ordinary people in #Wuhan, the epicenter of the #coronavirus outbreak, where a "pause" button on life has been pressed for the past 20 days. pic.twitter.com/DuApPpA1lb— T-House (@thouse_opinions) February 15, 2020
CDC director openly admitting that some #covid deaths have been misdiagnosed as influenza in the US. The question is when are those deaths. This supports the claims made by Japanese scientists that the virus originated from the US but was covered up.#COVID19 #Corona pic.twitter.com/AwdXAKz6Ao— Taro (@taro_taylor) March 12, 2020
The memo includes advice on everything from how to tie Democratic candidates to the Chinese government to how to deal with accusations of racism. It stresses three main lines of assault: That China caused the virus “by covering it up,” that Democrats are “soft on China,” and that Republicans will “push for sanctions on China for its role in spreading this pandemic.”
The document urges candidates to stay relentlessly on message against the country when responding to any questions about the virus. When asked whether the spread of the coronavirus is Trump’s fault, candidates are advised to respond by pivoting to China. “Don’t defend Trump, other than the China Travel Ban — attack China,” the memo states.
In a piece headlined "'Don't defend Trump, attack China': Republican memo reveals coronavirus campaign strategy" the Independent pointed out more talking points and how Republican senatorial candidates were instructed to use them:
... the GOP's messaging effort to attack China for the coronavirus pandemic and blame the country's communist government leadership for "covering it up, lying, and hoarding the world’s supply of medical equipment."
...encourages candidates to promote unverified theories that the coronavirus is "likely the result of an accidental release by a Chinese research facility," which China and the World Health Organisation (WHO), among other groups, deny.
#Beijing's first mobile inflatable #laboratory of Biosafety Level 2 is going into operation soon to increase the test capacity of #COVID19 samples. The lab is located in south Beijing's Daxing District and final equipment installation and testing is in progress pic.twitter.com/iWz6ecgb8G— Economic Daily, China (@EDNewsChina) June 22, 2020