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US efforts to politicize virus origin doom to fail

By Muhammad Zamir Assadi | | Updated: 2021-08-29 11:40
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Following the political, economic and military failures in Afghanistan, the Unites States and its allies have tried to lead a virus origin tracing campaign just to malign China.

The pandemic has not only disturbed the global economic system but has also exposed the governance system of the countries like the US that have failed to control COVID-19 and could not help in joining the international community in the fight against the virus.

It is not difficult to understand that's why the US is negating the spirit of science and transparency in virus tracing globally as Washington has even failed to convince its citizens for vaccine inoculation.

While the global community is fighting to save people around the world from the ravaging impacts of the pandemic, the US is just screaming for tracing of virus origin by negating its responsibilities for its citizens and the world.

The failure of Afghanistan war and hasty withdrawal of US and NATO forces have exposed the capability and skills of American intelligence community as all of their claims about Afghan Taliban have failed badly.

Now the investigation by the US intelligence community by negating the first phase of probe conducted by the World Health Organization shows that Washington does not trust the credibility of well-known scientists who have conducted the fair investigation and announced that the virus did not come from the Wuhan lab.

The US intelligence's investigation is just pushing the fight against pandemic in the wrong direction and trying to divert the attention of global community that is jointly stepping forward in defeating the virus.

The basic tenant for virus origin tracing is that it is not the subject of spying or intelligence community but the pure issue of science based on logic and rationality.

Renowned scientists from various countries and multiple research reports have also shown confidence on the first phase of virus tracing investigation conducted by the WHO that said that the theories of virus leak from Wuhan lab are fraudulent created of certain elements having ill intensions.

The so-called leadership by US in tracing the virus is a clear manipulation of global public opinion and efforts that have been trying its level best with the help of China in containing pandemic.

It must be noted that politicization of pandemic with the interference of US intelligence community will not fulfill the purpose of any and it will only prolong and disturb the anti-pandemic cooperation.

It has become the need of the hour that international community should join hands together in snubbing the US mala fide steps and should come forward to stop the politicization and mismanagement of virus tracing by US.

US intention on pandemic origin will only fuel a competitive war instead of deepening the anti-epidemic cooperation that is the emerging need of the time.

The steps adopted by United States in the opposite direction of anti-pandemic cooperation is the obvious negation of scientific integrity, values and norms of logical consciousness.

The origin tracing exercise by US intelligence has just become a futile exercise as the international community is searching for various methods of cooperation in anti-epidemic campaign for inoculating their citizens for achieving herd immunity rather than indulging in time wasting activities.

The one-sided actions of US regarding virus tracing are leading toward the fabrication of facts and data already presented by the scientific inquiry of the WHO in first phase.

The conclusion of such inquiry by US will always lack the credibility and trust of international community that is advocating for multilateral cooperation in fighting the pandemic.

The track record of US since the eruption of COVID-19 lacks the professionalism and objectivity as we have witnessed the failed and insufficient response of Washington in many ways.

The need for the international community in these challenging times demands the joint collaboration in tackling the ravaging pandemic rather than accusing others and politicizing the matter for pity issues.

The groundless and harmful accusations by US on China from the day one regarding the origin of virus have just been hitting the sound atmosphere of international anti-epidemic cooperation and on other side Washington does not have a single contribution on its credit in the fight against COVID-19.

The revival of world economy and human civilization needs cooperation rather than confrontation that is only possible with the all-out support in providing the required assistance to the recipient countries.

China has really shown its commitment and passion during the fight against pandemic that has strengthened multilateralism and international cooperation in building a great wall against the virus.

Chinese all-out humanitarian assistance have remained consistent and sustainable under which Beijing have provided more than 800 million doses to more than 100 countries and it has been well lauded by everyone.

The message of international community against the motives of US intelligence community is very clear that the international cooperation against pandemic should not be politically contaminated and every such effort should be blocked unanimously.

The author is a journalist with Independent News Pakistan and media fellow of China South Asia and South East Asia Press Centre.

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