Make China Pay For the Xi Jinping VirusApril 6, 2020
by Rep. Mark Green
After passing a record $2.2 trillion bill last week to aid millions of Americans who lost their livelihoods as a result of the coronavirus, Congress already is talking about another spending bill.
Rather than pouring out another bundle of billions at tremendous cost to the American taxpayer, we should be cashing a check from the responsible party. China should pay for the effects of the new coronavirus that they let spread unchecked while trying to cover up their tracks and lying to the world.
COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, continues to sweep across the world, taking thousands of lives and smashing the global economy. Despite their best efforts, even the liberal media can’t blame President Donald Trump for this one.
The contagious virus originated in China, and the Chinese Communist Party hid it from the world for weeks, allowing it to spread undetected into thousands of tourist sites across the world and into American cities. As a result, a record number of Americans now are unemployed as businesses across the country come to a screeching halt.
About 206,200 Americans had confirmed cases of COVID-19 by Wednesday and at least 3,685 had died, according to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LiveScience reported that the virus had infected at least 211,413 Americans and killed 4,713 as of Wednesday evening.