The United States (US) state of Missouri is suing the Chinese Government along with the Chinese Communist Party and other top institutions for the coronavirus pandemic and the the role they played covering up information and doing very little to stop the spread of the virus.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed the lawsuit at the federal court in eastern district of Missouri and the lawsuit claims, “Chinese authorities deceived the public, suppressed crucial information, arrested whistleblowers, denied human-to-human transmission in the face of mounting evidence, destroyed critical medical research, permitted millions of people to be exposed to the virus, and even hoarded personal protective equipment—thus causing a global pandemic that was unnecessary and preventable.”
So far there have been over 6,000 coronavirus cases in Missouri and over 200 people have lost their lives to the disease. The law suit alleges that the Chinese medical community failed to inform the World Health Organization (WHO) about the indication of the transmission from human to human contact and allowing thousands of people travel to and out of Wuhan where the virus originated despite knowing the risk.
The lawsuit reads, “In mid-January, on or around January 16, despite knowing the risks of doing so, Wuhan leaders hosted a potluck dinner for 40,000 residents, increasing the potential spread of the virus,” further continuing, “Defendants allowed these massive public gatherings and massive exodus from Wuhan despite knowing the risks of COVID-19, including the risk of human-to-human transmission.”
The lawsuit against the Chinese government clearly outlines how they cracked down on medical professionals who shared any information about the coornavirus and even alleges China for hoarding of Protective Personal Equipments (PPEs).