Posted March 17, 2020
Obviously I don't blame Chinese people in general for the virus (though I will admit that I found reports about certain aspects of Chinese food culture which may be conducive to zoonoses rather disgusting), and of course it wasn't intentional. But it's not like China did all that much to prevent spread of the virus to other parts of the world, iirc back in January they protested against even the thought of travel restrictions for Chinese citizens. And let's not be naive: in part the response to this crisis is a competition between systems, and the CCP has every intention imo of using it for a propaganda victory for its own system (of course they're greatly aided in that by the stunning incompetence of Western elites).
dr.schliemann: I see your point, but let me say that I don't feel right to blame chinese people for spreading the virus: they have paid on first hand and I'm not even sure there was any negligence by them. Moreover they can't be accused to have spread it on purpose, as said by some conspiracy theory. It simply happened and I think that it could have happened anywhere.
I won't write more on this matter, since it might get too political, and I don't want Gog moderators to lock this thread.