On the heels of his partner’s disastrous Latin America trip, President Joe Biden will spend his weekend with international leaders at a seaside resort in southwest England.
It’s the first G7 summit in almost two years, Biden’s initial foreign trip as president, and his first face-to-face meeting with the heads of Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy and Japan.
While Biden will “rally the world’s democracies” on an array of topics — strengthening global supply chains, cyber security, and hopefully illegal migration and Islamist terror — the president must address China’s role in the global pandemic that’s killed 600,000 Americans and nearly 4 million people around the world. Even a second on “climate change” and global corporate taxes is a waste.
What we need is a multinational effort to isolate China, get answers, and assuming COVID-19’s origins were intentional or human-created, demand reparations from the rogue regime. This is vital, because without answers, there will be more deadly disasters.
So far, Team Biden is going through traditional inside-the-beltway motions, calling for a 90-day investigation by our intelligence agencies.
The New York Post recently suggested a commission of nonpartisan doctors, scientists and researchers, created by Congress with the executive branch granting “power to access all documents and witnesses it deems necessary, with no exceptions even in the name of national security.”
That’s a better idea, as corporate media and Democrats clean up from an embarrassing, year-long partisan denial of the pandemic’s genesis. Half the country now concurs COVID-19 came from the Wuhan lab.
Once coronavirus began circulating almost two years ago in their country, Chicom authorities hid its existence, denied it could spread by humans, muzzled their scientists, and blocked outside scientists from investigating. That’s why a second WHO investigation isn’t necessary, especially since the organization is effectively a Chinese puppet.
Executives at Apple, Google, Nike or the NBA may not understand or care, but this is not new. Nearly two decades ago, the Communists hid the existence of SARS until it began spreading worldwide and killing people.
On Tuesday at Real Clear Politics, University of Chicago professor Charles Lipson pondered what China could be hiding:
- Beijing could be hiding that a natural virus escaped from the lab.
- Beijing could be hiding that the escaped virus was artificially enhanced, made more contagious and lethal (called “gain of function”).
- Beijing could be hiding the fact that China’s military was involved in this gain-of-function project, or at least in some aspects of the lab’s research.
- Beijing could be hiding that Chinese political leaders knew, early on, that the virus spread from human to human and that it kept this crucial finding secret for months. During that period, Beijing and the WHO were falsely telling the world that the virus could not spread from human to human.
- Beijing could be hiding that Chinese leaders not only knew the virus was contagious, but that they acted on that knowledge by allowing Chinese nationals to travel freely around the world, spreading the disease, while sharply restricting travel within China from Wuhan.
- Beijing could be hiding anything and everything simply because that’s how totalitarian regimes operate. They always hide information, control the flow, and prevent outside inspections.
Lipson concluded by noting the political ramifications, which one assumes the Biden administration values.
“Democrats lose because they are both the party of government and the party of science,” he wrote. “The less confidence we have in public health bureaucrats and the federal government on the pandemic issue, the worse it is for the party of Washington experts. And that party is the Democrats.”