Chinese Global Times A government newspaper accused left-leaning President Joe Biden this week of declaring China’s coronavirus pandemic “over” as a means of bolstering Democrats’ prospects in the upcoming midterm elections, predicting it would “lead to an increase in cases and deaths” across America.
Biden — who previously spent his presidency defending face mask mandates and trying to impose laws requiring ingesting vaccination products — appeared to make a dramatic U-turn during an interview with CBS News on Sunday in which he said the world has moved on because of the pandemic is ” done”.
“The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with [Chinese coronavirus]”, Biden told CBS News’ Scott Pelley. “We are still working on it a lot. It is – but the pandemic is over. If you notice, nobody wears masks. Everyone seems to be in pretty good shape. And so I think it’s changing. And I think this is a perfect example of that.”
Biden’s comments followed similar, and rare, optimism from World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who last week stopped short of declaring an end to the pandemic but promised the world that “the end is in sight.”
“Last week, the number of weekly reported deaths of [Chinese coronavirus] was the lowest since March 2020. We have never been in a better position to stop a pandemic. We are not there yet, but the end is in sight,” Tedros said at a regular press briefing. We can see the finish line. We are in a winning position, but now is the worst time to stop running. Now is the time to run harder and make sure we cross the line and reap the rewards for all our hard work.”
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The Global Timesofficial spokesman for the Chinese government, enthusiastically disagreed with Biden on Monday, calling his comments are “grossly irresponsible” and accusing him of being dishonest about the pandemic in an attempt to prevent a major Democratic defeat in the November election.
“Chinese observers believe it is [Chinese coronavirus] issue in the US has become a political tool for a partisan battle instead of a public health issue that concerns people’s lives.” Global Times claims, “which highlighted that the decision-making of the Biden administration is grossly irresponsible.”
Communist regime-sanctioned “experts” cited projected rising deaths attributable to Biden’s interview and argued that Biden’s failure to secure America’s borders would also exacerbate the problem.
“Experts say Biden’s wildly irresponsible remarks could lead to a sharp increase in cases and deaths in the US in the fall and winter when [Chinese coronavirus] it is intertwined with the flu,” the state propaganda agency reported. “Furthermore, the lack of prevention and control measures, along with the loosening of US border controls, puts the world at risk of a resurgence [Chinese coronavirus].”
One such expert, a “researcher” identified as Lü Xiang, drew a direct line from Biden declaring a pandemic to the poor results expected for Democrats in the upcoming election.
“Lü Xiang, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, told the Global Times on Tuesday that as a weak president, Biden’s declaration had obvious political motives,” Global Times quoted, “as he tried to show the government’s achievement and raise the morale of the Democratic Party before the midterm elections.”
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“Instead of making decisions based on the scientific assessments of health departments, Biden openly announced the end of the pandemic, which was absolutely unscientific and extremely irresponsible,” Lü said. The Times he noted, describing Biden’s coronavirus policy with a favorite American political insult, “chaotic.”
Chinese state media’s attacks on Biden follow months of brutal coronavirus shutdowns in the communist country that have unsettled even the once supportive WHO. a long-term strategy and unnecessary given the sudden drop in death rates from the virus and the availability of vaccine products.
“We know the virus better and we have better tools, including vaccines, so dealing with the virus should actually be different from what we did at the beginning of the pandemic,” Tedros he said at the time, leading to Chinese officials censoring photos of Tedros online.
Global distaste for the lockdown and domestic unrest, including attacks on police, have prompted China to reconsider officially declaring entire cities on lockdown. Instead, it now locks down individual neighborhoods, sometimes locking down all neighborhoods in a city, but not declaring a formal city lockdown. At the beginning of September, at least 70 Chinese cities were in complete or partial isolation, the most prominent of which are Chengdu and Ghulja.
In Ghulja, a large city in the Uyghur region of East Turkistan, residents began sharing videos on social media demanding that the government either allow people to leave their homes or provide them with food. Some residents have shared videos apparently showing the corpses of their loved ones who died of starvation or lack of access to critical medicine. China is currently engaged in genocide against the Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples in the region, which has led many activists to accuse China of deliberately starving the Ghulja population in an attempt to hasten the results of its genocide.