It’s too bad that during their recent visit to China the crack World Health Organization’s coronavirus fact-finding team couldn’t find time to lay a wreath on the grave of Chinese whistleblower Dr. Li Wenliang.
But to do that we suppose this collection of Clouseaus would first have to find where the grave is and investigation really isn’t its forte.
Besides, brainwashing really tends to fill up one’s schedule and the tame inspectors of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) didn’t have time for unauthorized field trips.
They were too busy practicing the official CCP line, which states COVID-19 most certainly did not originate in China. Instead, the birth of the pandemic probably was imported while hidden in frozen meat.
Repeating that whopper with a straight face in front of the media’s cameras is not for the faint of heart.
It requires a lot of practice.
Besides, Dr. Li is old news.
As the BBC reminds us it was last year, "Tributes have been paid on social media in China commemorating a doctor who raised the alarm about the country's coronavirus outbreak, one year after he died with Covid-19."
The doctor observed the advent of a new disease that looked like Sars, which is also part of the coronavirus family. He tried to warn his fellow physicians, but what he was saying was against the official party line. And one of the good little communists Dr. Li was trying to warn, turned him in to China’s version of the "Flustapo."
"He was told by police to ‘stop making false comments’ and was investigated for 'spreading rumours.'"
Li was silenced faster than Parler.
Dr. Li was killed by the disease about which he was trying to warn his country. As the "Flumonia" continued to ravage Wuhan province the CCP’s clumsy approach to fighting the disease created a surprising backlash among the populace.
That anger is what rehabilitated the good doctor. "Only when anger reached fever pitch was Dr. Li exonerated and honored as a hero by the Chinese government."
What might be even more surprising is the CCP has continued to let Chinese citizens express their feelings about the doctor and the virus on the doctor’s Weibo page. (Weibo is like Twitter, only the censorship is much harsher and violators don’t go to Twitter jail, they go to real jail.)
'"Dr Li, history and the people will never forget you!,' one wrote in the comments of Dr. Li's final post. 'I thought everyone would have forgotten you after a year,' another wrote. 'I was wrong, you live forever in the hearts of the Chinese people.'"
Certainly Dr. Li’s memory will live longer and with more respect than the latest lapdog virus cover-up authored by the WHO at the CCP’s direction.
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