US Officials Fear China Might Extort World With Virus Vaccine

Source: NewsMax - View Original Article
Published: May 04, 2020
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93% "We can be in the camp of those who say without the U.S. and without China it's useless, and we give up and we ..."
92% "Still, Europeans will find whoever will cooperate and perhaps ultimately, China and the U.S. will join in, according to Politico.""
90% "If China is first to come up with a vaccine, and Trump and other countries are still pressing it for unleashing the pandemic on ..."
87% "I don't think that's true in this administration.""
85% "They know that whoever finds a workable vaccine right now basically rules the world, an official told Politico.""
83% "We remain deeply concerned about the WHO's effectiveness, given that its gross failures helped fuel the current pandemic.""
82% "We welcome serious efforts to assist in that endeavor and look forward to learning more about the World Health Organization's proposal.""
79% "You would think that, based on the past, that the U.S. would be a galvanizing, lead element in pushing for transparency and early planning, ..."

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

93% : "We are a bit skeptical at the moment, because we don't see the forthcoming attitude that we've seen in the past," he told Politico.
93% : "We can be in the camp of those who say without the U.S. and without China it's useless, and we give up and we wait for the vaccine to maybe come one day, or we take action and find our third way," a French official told Politico.
92% : The U.S. has decided to reject the leadership of the World Health Organization because of its suspected ties to the Chinese Communist Party government, so world-wide efforts for a vaccine are not necessarily being conducted in concert with U.S. researchers.
92% : Still, Europeans will find whoever will cooperate and perhaps ultimately, China and the U.S. will join in, according to Politico.
90% : If China is first to come up with a vaccine, and Trump and other countries are still pressing it for unleashing the pandemic on the world, China might be inclined to leverage its way back into supremacy.
87% : "I don't think that's true in this administration."
85% : "They know that whoever finds a workable vaccine right now basically rules the world," an official told Politico.
83% : We remain deeply concerned about the WHO's effectiveness, given that its gross failures helped fuel the current pandemic."
82% : "We welcome serious efforts to assist in that endeavor and look forward to learning more about the World Health Organization's proposal.
79% : "You would think that, based on the past, that the U.S. would be a galvanizing, lead element in pushing for transparency and early planning," Center for Strategic and International Studies' Stephen Morrison told Politico.
75% : "America's world-leading scientists are working hard on a COVID-19 vaccine," a U.S. State Department spokesperson told Politico.
62% : The Bill and Melina Gates Foundation is now the No. 1 funder of the WHO after President Donald Trump has ordered a halt of the millions of funds appropriated by the U.S. Congress.
58% : The European Union met Monday to raise money for funding research into vaccines and treatments.
58% : But a European ambassador fears the same with Trump's America First agenda.
56% : China has been rebuked for its lack of information and sample sharing early before the coronavirus became a world-wide pandemic, according to "Five Eyes" intelligence allies in a 15-page dossier.
50% : U.S. national security officials fear China might beat the world to a COVID-19 vaccine and use it to extort its way to leadership of the world, sources say.
37% : "China does have a head start" on a vaccine, according to another anonymous national security source, Politico reported.
35% : "COVID-19 anywhere is COVID-19 everywhere.
28% : "The worst situation would be, if when these tools are available, they go to the highest bidder -- that would be terrible for the world," Melinda Gates told Politico.
27% : "So you would think they'd be very benevolent [with the vaccine] so as not to be seen as a pariah."
25% : And that's why it's got to take global cooperation."
21% : "But they also have a pattern of theft and trying to steal everyone else's research," the second source added.

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