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China’s Lack of Transparency to CCP Virus Had US ‘Flying Blind’: HHS Secretary Azar

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China’s Lack of Transparency to CCP Virus Had US ‘Flying Blind’: HHS Secretary Azar

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U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said that China’s lack of transparency and action had left the United States “flying blind” and compromised its early response to the CCP virus. In remarks during an online seminar with the Heritage Foundation, Azar spoke about the Trump Administration’s actions in response to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes the disease COVID-19. He said that the CCP had repeatedly denied offers of help from the United States, and in doing so compromised efforts from the Trump administration to learn more about the virus and take action. “The genetic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 in China was not shared until Jan. 9, 10 days after the virus was reported to the media, and likely one or two months after it had actually appeared,” he said. “Being able to investigate the virus in January would have helped the United States and the world develop a …

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