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Coronavirus ˇPublished 3 hours ago Trump's national security adviser says China response to coronavirus was like Chernobyl
fox news ^ | Andrew Oreilly

Posted on 05/24/2020 1:32:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin

“This was a virus that was unleashed by China. There was a coverup that someday they’re going to do an HBO show like they did with Chernobyl on this virus,” O’Brien said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. O’Brien was referring to the 2019 miniseries that dramatized the 1986 explosion of a reactor at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine and the response from Soviet officials.

O’Brien added that, like Soviet officials in the 1980s, Chinese officials have covered up the extent of the pandemic -- which first surfaced late last year in Wuhan, the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province – because “they kicked out all reporters and they wouldn’t let [the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] investigators come in and they’re still stonewalling investigators.”

President Trump has continually blamed China for allowing the pathogen to spread beyond its borders.

“This is a hit that came out of China,” Trump said during an interview that aired on WJLA on Sunday. “Whether we like it or not, it came out of China. It could have been stopped.”

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; History; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: chernobyl; chernobylcorona19

1 posted on 05/24/2020 1:32:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

There’s a difference. Chernobyl happened, and once the reactor went critical, it couldn’t have been stopped. Although, the Russians could have been a lot more honest about it up front. But, that wouldn’t have stopped the radiation plume once the reactor core started to melt.

China could have given the world a few weeks to a months warning and restricted travel, or recommended such. And they didn’t.


2 posted on 05/24/2020 1:35:00 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

It would be comparable if the Soviet’s found a way to stop the radiation from spreading to most Russia and let it hit the rest of the world


3 posted on 05/24/2020 1:38:17 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: gibsonguy

Yep, exactly. The Chinese had a chance to mitigate the damage to the outside world. The Soviets did not.

Both went for image damage control, but only the Chinese had a time window to do something concrete, which they let pass.


4 posted on 05/24/2020 1:40:09 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: BenLurkin

Bingo Mr President.....just friggin BINGO!


5 posted on 05/24/2020 1:44:37 PM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BenLurkin

Chernobyl~Corona 19


6 posted on 05/24/2020 1:49:17 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( The CHICOM/PRCNN, controllers of America's Fake news media, CDCNN, WHO, are the Deep Staters!))
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To: BenLurkin

“This is a hit that came out of China,” Trump said during an interview that aired on WJLA on Sunday.

It was more than “a hit.” It was an act of war. Those bastards are responsible for 100,000 U.S. deaths and I want them HELD responsible.


7 posted on 05/24/2020 1:51:46 PM PDT by Pravious
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe Corona will be the beginning of the end of the regime but I doubt it.


8 posted on 05/24/2020 2:25:49 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: BenLurkin
China allowed thousands of infected people fly knowing* they were infected to the West. They used the student spies to infect major cities and universities.
They shut there WS during the crises
They intended to damage the West .

Remove there most favored nation status today .
They declared WAR .
We are too depend to act .

9 posted on 05/24/2020 2:27:48 PM PDT by ncalburt (Gop DC Globalists)
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To: BenLurkin

Very Bad comparison.


10 posted on 05/24/2020 2:45:44 PM PDT by Revel
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To: BenLurkin

Bookmarked!


11 posted on 05/24/2020 2:54:36 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

China owns this CV-19 train wreck.
and
China should pay for their bad act.


12 posted on 05/24/2020 3:09:38 PM PDT by ptsal (Vote R.E.D. >>>Remove Every Democrat ***)
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To: BenLurkin

Chernobyl was an accident. Coronavirus is not.


13 posted on 05/24/2020 4:18:30 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also. Wall)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“but only the Chinese had a time window to do something concrete, which they let pass”

Not precisely true. The ChiComs did do something concrete. They blocked travel from Wuhan to the rest of China but kept it going from Wuhan to the rest of the world. Which amounts to a germ warfare weapon attack on the rest of the world.


14 posted on 05/24/2020 4:48:34 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: gibsonguy

Not only did they not use the time window for mitigation, they actively made things worse, as you say.

But I was comparing Chernobyl to COVID—and with Chernobyl there was no time to mitigate the actual event and radioactive emissions. The Chinese had time, but as you say, did negative-mitigation, i.e., enhancement of the viral spread.


15 posted on 05/24/2020 4:55:10 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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