Coronavirus: Donald Trump says China didn’t do enough to contain virus when it emerged in Wuhan

Coronavirus: Donald Trump says China didn’t do enough to contain virus when it emerged in Wuhan, by Cameron Stewart.

Donald Trump has launched his strongest attack yet on China over the coronavirus, saying the world was “paying a big price’’ for Beijing’s role in the now global pandemic. …

Mr Trump’s anger towards China, where the virus began, has increased almost daily as the massive cost in lives and to the economy becomes more apparent, both in the US and around the world. …

Mr Trump said China did not do enough to contain the virus when it first emerged in Wuhan in late December and then failed to warn the world about its seriousness and contagiousness. …

The president has labelled coronavirus as a “Chinese virus’’ and has defended the description, saying it is accurate because the virus originated in China.

Mr Trump criticised the US media for claiming he was “racist’’ for calling it the “Chinese virus’’.

“They are siding with China,” he said, naming The Washington Post, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

via Michael Smith