5 plagues from China in last 20 years, at some point it has to stop: US NSA

Vishnu Vasisht

China has been responsible for SARS, Avian Flu, Swine Flu and now Covid-19: O'Brien

Amidst the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien has said that in the last twenty years, there have been five epidemics from China and said that it has to stop at some point. He blamed China for the coronavirus epidemic that has killed 2,50,000 people worldwide.

O'Brien told reporters at the White House on Tuesday, "People from all over the world will stand up and tell the Chinese government that we will not tolerate these epidemics coming out of China, whether it is coming from animal markets or from laboratories. He said, 'We know that it (Coronavirus epidemic) originated from Wuhan and there is circumstantial evidence suggesting that it originated from either a laboratory or animal market.'

The NSA said, "In the last 20 years, five epidemics have emerged from China. SARS, avian flu, swine flu and now Covid-19. How can the world live with such a terrible state of public health, which started with China and then spread throughout the world." He did not say which is the fifth epidemic from China.

O'Brien said, "This has to be stopped somewhere. We had offered to send health professionals to China for help, which they rejected." The USA is the most devastated by the Coronavirus epidemic and about 80,000 people have died.

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