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China threatening to stop sending medications to the US, they make most of them in the world
In an article in Xinhua, the state-run media agency that's largely considered the mouthpiece of the party, Beijing bragged about its handling of COVID-19, a virus that originated in the city of Wuhan and has spread quickly around the world, killing nearly 5,000 people and infecting thousands more. The article also claimed that China could impose pharmaceutical export controls which would plunge America into "the mighty sea of coronavirus."
originally posted by: The2Billies
China is threatening to stop sending all drugs to the US.
That will cause massive deaths for many reasons as they now manufacture most of the drugs for the US.
This is a wakeup call to the US.
The Chinese government is heartless and cruel and will use anything to punish other countries who they feel have disrespected them.
This will cause the US to wake up and start manufacturing their own drugs. Yes, it may make them more expensive, but having them and saving millions of lives in the US is worth it!
It is also a way to try and blame and punish Trump for his early intervention by banning travel to and from China when the outbreak began. I'm sure that if China carries through and withholds all lifesaving drugs they manufacture then the Democrats will blame Trump and not put the blame where it lies on China. The Democrats care more about winning than the lives of the American people, that much is clear with the way they have politicized this and I think will continue to especially if the Chinese withdraw all lifesaving drugs from the US.
This is also a wake up call to the "Sharks". I have seen over and over on Shark Tank that they chastise people for manufacturing in the US and say they won't fund them unless they manufacture off shore. This is the current mindset of companies when it comes to manufacturing. Now we see the clear and present danger in that policy.
This problem we may be facing of losing lifesaving drugs is directly on the hands of those who have sent the manufacture of drugs to a communist country. They know that communists have no checks and balances and will do anything to keep the elite politicians in power and will not hesitate to do something that kills millions to punish those who get in their way.
What is even worse is I expect the Democratic Party to blame Republicans and use this as a political weapon, not thinking about the damage this does to our already (near civil war) divisions in the nation. The blame should rest firmly on the Chinese where it belongs, and not on any, and I mean any US citizen.
Manufacturers should learn a lesson from this. The US should learn a lesson from this. Don't trust communist countries to manufacture lifesaving drugs or anything that is crucial to the lives and health of its citizens.
(Mods if I put this in the wrong place, feel free to move)
Precisely, the Chinese coronovirus will getting Big Gov to rethink their deals with china in regards to manufacturing critical items.
originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
They are chest beating. If they do the drugs will pile up and they get nothing for all that labor manufacturing them. Besides, history has already proven this doesn't work on the US.
The "Sleeping Giant" will start ramping up manufacturing and that will be that. They will have a pile of drugs and long term they will lose all the business. They are already going to lose a lot of business. Once this dies down Congress will pass bills that a certain percentage of drugs and medical supplies will have to be manufactured in the US.
Either way, China is screwed big picture.