Reports have surfaced that China may intentionally limit or eliminate access to life saving drugs to the United States.
Fox News reports that in an article in Xinhua, the state-run media agency that’s largely considered the mouthpiece of the party, Beijing bragged about its handling of COVID-19, a virus that originated in the city of Wuhan and has spread quickly around the world, killing nearly 5,000 people and infecting thousands more.
The article also claimed that China could impose pharmaceutical export controls which would plunge America into “the mighty sea of coronavirus.”
The disturbing threats made during a global pandemic as well as the scary consequences if that threat becomes real highlight just how tight China’s grip is on the global supply chain. Already, the Food and Drug Administration has announced the first drug shortage related to the coronavirus. Though it did not disclose which drug was in short supply, the FDA did say it could not access enough raw components needed because they are made in China.
Though the United States is a global leader in research, much of the manufacturing of life-saving drugs has moved overseas. The last American manufacturing plant to make a key component in penicillin shuttered in 2004. Since then, Chinese pharmaceuticals companies have moved in and taken over, supplying between 80 percent and 90 percent of U.S. antibiotics, 70 percent of acetaminophen and about 40 percent of heparin, according to Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations.
This really does not come as a surprise to me, because what is going on behind the curtain needs distractions to keep people from seeing the truth. The United States should not be doing commerce with China anymore and I believe the President truly is trying to figure out solutions to cut dependency on China.
As RWT previously reported on the President Trump: A White House official confirmed Wednesday that President Donald Trump is preparing an executive order that will lessen U.S. reliance on China for healthcare supplies, a direct result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Fox went on to say that Sen. Marco Rubio stated the following:
Rubio said Beijing’s comments should concern all Americans and that China is keenly aware that in a moment of crisis “they can threaten to cut us off from our pharmaceutical supplies, they could trigger a domestic problem here that would make it difficult for us to confront them. It’s a tremendous amount of leverage”
There is no doubt that China is the source of the “virus” and now they want to threaten the United States along with President Trump? The slapping game between Trump and Xi needs to to end and China may be “poking” the bear one too many times. This would be an act of war.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
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