US calls on China to permanently close wildlife wet markets

US calls on China to permanently close wildlife wet markets

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the US has called on China to permanently close its wildlife wet markets, citing links between such markets and zoonotic diseases. The new coronavirus is suspected to have emerged in a market in Wuhan late last year. Reuters states that the spread of this virus around the world has killed over 180,000 people and infected over 2.6mn.

Milan
Milan
bostonboy
bostonboy 3 months

This sounds like a win win, if China wants to claim covid came from a wet market they will have to take some sort of action. If they don’t take any action it’ll be a good indicator that the markets weren’t the true source and they know it. If they do close the wet markets you’ll have a ton of pissed off people because one of their major food sources is gone, thus turning people against the Chinese government.

michael
michael 3 months

not a bad call. might as well also ask them to stop grinding up endangered animals for erectile disfunction cures. take Viagra you assholes. or make a knockoff.

Daniel
Daniel 3 months

When will the US government address sanitary issues with factory farming here within our own borders? I know the two are different, but really factory farming is only a few steps removed from wet market.

Joe
Joe 3 months

Is this the same as the world telling America to get rid of guns?

yuckycrumpet
yuckycrumpet 3 months

Only if the US gets rid of Taco Bell. Seems like a fair trade.

I have no idea
I have no idea 3 months

Will never happen. It allows them to release a bio weapon with plausible deniability.

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