Coronavirus / Politics

China’s Deadly Lies About COVID

The only thing not going viral in China is the truth. Chinese officials are spewing lies to cover up the massive COVID outbreak there.

Worse, U.S. public health officials dawdled for a week, allowing air travelers from China in without testing, while other countries immediately blocked infected travelers from entering.

Aerial photos and videos from China show body bags stacked outside hospitals and crematoria, funeral home parking lots full and hospitals overwhelmed with COVID patients jammed into hallways. In Beijing and Sichuan, over 50% of the population is infected, according to internal government documents.

Yet the Chinese government officially claims there was only one COVID death in all of China on Dec. 31, none on Dec. 30 and one on Dec. 29. That’s in a nation of 1.4 billion people.

More dangerously, China is also withholding laboratory evidence about what strains are sickening its population. Is it the omicron variants we are accustomed to treating, or something new? We are all part of the human race and need to share this information.

People in China are rushing to the exits. Outbound airline bookings nearly tripled in the 24 hours after the government announced travel restrictions that have been in place for almost three years would be lifted.

It’s reasonable that the U.S. and other countries are requiring air passengers from China — of any ethnicity — to provide a negative COVID test to board.

MSNBC’s TheReidOut Blog is slamming the COVID test requirement as “jingoistic, reactionary and inhumane.”

MSNBC is in sync with the Chinese Communist Party. Chinese officials are attacking the test requirement as “discriminatory” and warning that it will discourage global cooperation. What cooperation? China still refuses to allow investigations of how the virus originated.

On Sunday, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo exclaimed that in 2020, China’s President Xi Jinping “sent people around the world who he knew were infected.” Now “he’s doing it again.” Pompeo said, “There is no reason we should allow the Chinese to do this again.”


The debate over whether to restrict travelers from China reveals the cowardice in our nation’s public health apparatus.

On Dec. 28, Italy imposed a negative COVID test requirement, after nearly half the passengers on two flights from China to Milan were found to be infected. Italy made its requirement effective immediately.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also announced its testing rule on Dec. 28, but made the start date Jan. 5. That’s crazy.

Officials said the test would “help limit the number of infected people” coming in from China. So why wait until Jan. 5? To make life easier for airlines.

United Airlines, Delta Airlines and American Airlines are operating dozens of flights from China to American cities each week.

Lawrence Gostin, a public health lawyer at the World Health Organization, said the distant date “could let in a flood of visitors who are not vetted.”

If a lethal strain invades from China, thank the bunglers at the CDC.

It’s also worrisome that many U.S. scientists reject the most basic tool of infection control — separating the sick from the healthy. These scientists, infused with a globalist mentality and misplaced loyalties, argue the U.S. should rely on vaccination only and allow everyone in.

That’s wrong. The U.S. needs to employ every tool — travel controls as well as vaccines — to protect our population. In the United States, the latest COVID strain, dubbed XBB, resists vaccines and boosters. Fortunately, it’s somewhat mild, and isn’t causing a surge in deaths.

But what if China is coping with a variant that resists vaccines and causes serious illness?

In China, infections are spreading so fast that scientists predict new variants will emerge soon. “The situation in China makes us very worried,” reflected Emory University scientist Wilbur Lam. The world needs to be notified as soon as new variants appear. China won’t cooperate.

This is no time for political correctness or fuzzy globalist thinking. Travelers from China who are infected must be barred from the U.S.

And the CDC must toughen up. Our lives could be at stake.

Betsy McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York and chairman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths. Follow her on Twitter @Betsy_McCaughey. To find out more about Betsy McCaughey and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website.


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2 months ago

The evil democrats, with their boots on the necks of the American people, stink much worse than a dead skunk rotting at noon on a very hot summer day.

2 months ago

Isn’t this a bit of irony, election’s coming around again and here we are again. Will they impose lockdowns? Close businesses and schools? Really why is the cdc being so whimp? If it looks like crap and smells like crap and walk like crap, it must be a duck????

Karen Knowles
2 months ago

Good article by Betsy M. Our citizens need to be protected.

2 months ago

Or we will enforce the no Chinese in our country policy

Stephen Russell
2 months ago

Been lying since 2020+

dennis travers
2 months ago

Actually what I believe are lies here, is all those body bags stacked sky high” in hospital hallways, yards, parking lots and crematoriums etc…not likely that covid virus with fatality of 0.5% could cause all these millions if not 10s of millions of deaths. Its either LIES by media – with Amac joing in, or it must be deaths from something else. Maybe Chinese government released a new – much deadlier virus onto its citizens, or they are dying from Covid vaccines – they were injected a year or so earlier. Simple scientific fact makes it IMPOSSIBLE for Covid virus-es to be killing this many people.

Wizard of Oz
2 months ago

THEY DON’T CARE!! What part of the money flowing into the pockets of the Biden crime syndicate don’t people understand. Even the mcconnell family is on the take from PRC! As long as the money flows there will be no repercussions for PRC!

Rob citizenship
2 months ago

To Betsy McCaughey, Great article, I appreciate your writing about the most important aspect of Public Health – the Truth ( facts ) . If the public health system here in the U.S.A. is restructured it may be a good idea to start with ethical matters. In 2002 a group called the Public Health Leadership Conference wrote a list of principles pertaining to public health – The Principles of the Ethical Practice of Public Health, a list of 12 principles. I will comment on just two here. # 6, Public Health institutions should act in a timely manner on the information they have within the resources and the mandate given to them by the public. #7 Public Health institutions should provide communities with the information they have that is needed for decisions on policies or programs and should obtain the community ‘s consent for their implementation.
In 2019 an updated version of this code of ethics was published in connection with the American Public Health Association ( very Liberal ) and it could be accurately termed a politically correct version of the 2002 Principles of the Ethical Practice of Public Health by the Public Health Leadership Conference. I believe that the 2002 Principles would be acceptable to most conservatives , it makes sense ,it is to the point and it respects the public, it respects the rights of American citizens
Again, I appreciate your writing and your concern for Truth.

Jeff Bloch
2 months ago

“And the CDC must toughen up. Our lives could be at stake.” Good luck with that. CDC (Centers for “Disinformation” Control or…Clown Dance College?)

anna hubert
2 months ago

I don’t think we know the full extend of evil they’ve done

David Millikan
2 months ago

DICTATOR Beijing biden, CDC, NIH, WHO, FDA all followed and pushed same lies as Communist China.
And they are still lying.

Joanne 4 Jus
2 months ago
Reply to  David Millikan

Dr Fauci is paid to alter the facts re;” COVID.

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