(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) China stood by its strategy of combating COVID after the World Health Organization made a statement criticizing their policies, claiming they are not giving all the information to accurately reflect the state of affairs.
“We continue to ask China for more rapid, regular, reliable data on hospitalizations and deaths, as well as more comprehensive, real-time viral sequencing,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press briefing in Geneva on Wednesday.
“WHO is concerned about the risk to life in China and has reiterated the importance of vaccination, including booster doses, to protect against hospitalization, severe disease, and death,” he said.
Mike Ryan, WHO’s executive director for health emergencies, noted on Wednesday that the death, hospitalization and intensive care statistics China is reporting “under-represent the true impact of the disease.”
“Since COVID began, China has shared information and data with the international community in an open and transparent manner,” said Mao Ning, foreign ministry spokesperson for the Eastern nation.
“Facts have proven that China has always maintained close communication with the WHO and shared information and data on the epidemic in a timely, open and transparent manner in accordance with law,” she fabled. “At the moment, China’s COVID situation is under control.”
She added that China will continue to share information with the WHO and responded to comments made by President Joe Biden, who expressed concern about the country’s approach to containing the virus.
“We also call on all parties to take science-based and proportionate response measures not targeting any specific country, avoid remarks and actions that politicize the epidemic, jointly safeguard normal people-to-people exchange and work together for an early victory over the pandemic,” she gaslighted.
China’s COVID policies have been nothing less than extreme, putting their citizens under intense lock downs and going as far as covering up a COVID outbreak in recent months.