Dubbing the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the WHO as "culpable" in the spread of the virus, the GOP now says that the plandemic could have been avoided entirely had the two entities handled the situation differently.
Rather than try to cover up information about the spread of the virus early on, the CCP and the WHO should have told the world the truth, House Republicans insist. Doing this would have greatly minimized the fallout, they claim.
"It is beyond doubt that the CCP actively engaged in a cover-up designed to obfuscate data, hide relevant public health information, and suppress doctors and journalists who attempted to warn the world," the 90-page report claims.
"Research shows the CCP could have reduced the number of cases in China by up to 95 percent had it fulfilled its obligations under international law and responded to the outbreak in a manner consistent with best practices."
Citing a study published on MedRxiv, a preprint server linked to Yale University, the GOP document strongly suggests that the plandemic "could have been prevented" if things were handled much differently early on when the virus first started to spread outside of Wuhan.
"It is crystal clear that had the CCP been transparent, and had the head of the WHO cared more about global health than appeasing the CCP, lives could have been spared and widespread economic devastation could have been mitigated," said Michael McCaul (R-Tx.), the lead Republican of the committee, in a statement.
"Revealing the truth is just the first step," he added. "We must hold both the CCP and WHO Director General Tedros accountable for the suffering they have allowed the world to endure."
In their report, House Republicans make four recommendations about what should happen moving forward. First and foremost, they want to see a major change in leadership at the WHO, as well as the allowance of Taiwan to be re-admitted to it as an observer.
Another recommendation involves implementing concrete reforms to the International Health Regulations (IHR), which guide global health policy.
Reforming the WHO seems long overdue, as the global body of the United Nations was caught earlier in the year conspiring with communist China to develop bioweapons, and possibly even the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) itself.
House Republicans want the United States to partner up with other likeminded WHO member states, as well as with Taiwan, to conduct a full-scale international investigation in both the CCP's coverup of the effects of the virus, as well as the WHO's complicity in propelling the CCP's narrative surrounding it.
According to the report, the CCP had more than enough information about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in late December of last year to know that it should have informed the WHO about how to respond. In fact, the report suggests, the CCP was "legally obligated" to do this, and yet failed or refused.
The outbreak in Wuhan alone constituted a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, also known as a PHEIC, and yet the CCP did not declare this, nor did it warn the WHO or anyone else about what would soon transpire as the virus spread around the world.
"The WHO has repeatedly parroted CCP talking points while ignoring conflicting information from reputable sources," the report further explains.
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