U.S. media reveals the truth about the White House's failure to fight the epidemic: Politics is above science

  China News Service, Beijing, October 28. The documentary "Fully Controllable" directed by Oscar winner Alex Gibney and others was launched recently, revealing the truth of the White House's failure to fight the epidemic, namely: "In America, politics Above science".

According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 11:23 on September 22, Eastern Time (23:23, Beijing time), the cumulative number of deaths from the new crown in the United States exceeded 200,000, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases was 6.861 million.

The picture shows the Washington National Mall taken on the 22nd, where a civil organization planted 20,000 American flags to mourn the death of the new crown.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Chen Mengtong

"Politics vs. Science"

  "It is very important for the American people to see this authentic documentary." Gibney said in an interview with American media that the theme of this documentary is "Politics VS Science."

He explained that the White House does not take scientific evidence seriously, and the severe delay in testing has caused the virus to spread rapidly.

  “Scientists are ringing the alarm every day, but the US government has done nothing.” In the film, several scientists, medical experts, and government officials face the camera and say: “We scientists know how to deal with the epidemic, and the plan is in front of us. , But leaders did not adopt it.” “Political leaders’ failure to follow public health guidelines has led to avoidable disease, death, and economic destruction.” “We have politicians who do not believe in science, which has caused the United States to lag behind in response to the epidemic. Other countries."

  The National Public Radio website reported that it was the political leaders' ruthless downplay of the new crown virus and their contempt for science that caused the US economy to be hit hard and more than 200,000 people lost their lives.

The report also said that Nancy Messenier, director of the Centers for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Rick Bright, former director of the U.S. Agency for Advanced Research and Development of Biomedicine, and others have all worked hard to "raise an outbreak alert" to the public Targeted by politicians.

"Will not control" VS "Able to control"

  According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, the number of new confirmed cases in a single day on October 23 and 24 local time in the United States both exceeded 80,000, breaking the highest record since the outbreak in the United States for two consecutive days.

  However, on the 25th local time, the White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said in a TV interview that "we will not control the new crown pandemic" because it is only "an infectious disease like the flu."

  According to the Associated Press, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services Brett Girol told the media the next day, "I think we can control the epidemic," and emphasized social distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands frequently. Simple epidemic prevention measures can effectively control the epidemic.

The report believes that Girol's views show public differences between health officials and senior White House officials.

  The Director-General of the World Health Organization Tan Desai said at a regular press conference on the 26th that as long as leaders take prompt and planned measures, the epidemic can be controlled. "Once there is a flagrant contempt for scientific and medical experts, chaos will Spread, the number of confirmed cases and deaths will increase."

  Tan Desai emphasized that "the politicization of the new crown epidemic should be stopped. The epidemic is not a'political football'. Unrealistic fantasy or deliberate diversion of attention cannot prevent the spread of the virus and cannot save human lives."

  "Almost every step is a failure"

  The American "New England Journal of Medicine" published a commentary article "Dead from a Leadership Vacuum" earlier this month, stating that the United States has failed at almost every step in its response to the epidemic.

  The article stated that in the early stages of the outbreak, the United States was unable to carry out effective virus testing, and could not even provide medical staff and the public with the most basic protective equipment.

Virus detection capabilities continue to lag far behind the development speed of the epidemic, and virus detection results often lag so severely that the detection results are useless in controlling the epidemic.

  The article pointed out that people in most parts of the United States do not wear masks at all. The main reason is that US leaders call masks a "political tool" rather than a tool for effective infection control.

"Our leaders have largely ignored or even slandered experts, and the response to the epidemic has been insufficient." (End)