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China’s responsibility for COVID-19

/ 05:01 AM January 06, 2022

Everywhere around the globe, people are being punished in varying degrees of severity or cruelty for breaches of public safety and health protocols shoved down their throats on account of COVID-19 and its seemingly never-ending mutations, the latest of which being Omicron.

If that is not adding insult to injury, then what is? But how come nobody is seriously thinking of punishing China for being responsible for this pandemic in the first place?

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As of December 2021, about 282,000,000 infections and about 5,500,000 deaths have been reported to the World Health Organization. God knows how many more have not been reported. China should be held to account for what now amounts to a “crime against humanity”! How many more millions have to die before the world starts kicking China’s ass?

COVID-19-related suits pending against China have so far been few — all private initiatives with little or no leverage at all.

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As their governments prefer to just sit this pandemic out, lawyers and lawyers’ groups all over the world should unite and use “lawfare” to thwart China’s hegemonic intentions which are bankrolled by its gazillions in wealth scattered around the globe. Lawyers worth their salt know that freezing those assets within their courts’ respective jurisdictions is the best way to go. But no one has seen that happening. Has China got the whole world by its balls already?

STEPHEN L. MONSANTO
[email protected]

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