China’s “dishonesty and negligence” unleashed COVID-19 on the rest of the world, Outsiders Host Rita Panahi says.
Ms Panahi questioned the decision of China to “destroy evidence” when it became clear there was an outbreak on their hands.
“China’s initial cover-up included destroying lab samples that established in December the cause of unexplained viral infections in the Hubei province,” she said.
“How many lives would have been saved if China had listened to experts instead of silencing them?” Ms Panahi said it was imperative we do not allow China to rewrite history as it emerges from the other side of the crisis.
“The Chinese communist regime has through its ineptitude, dishonesty and negligence unleashed a virus that will leave tens of thousands dead and likely cause a global recession,” he said.
“We must not allow this totalitarian regime to re-write history.”