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Tom Rogan: Does China's cover-up have any limits?

Will China's efforts to cover up the origins of the coronavirus ever stop? I ask that question in light of the Wall Street Journal reporting Wednesday of China's effort to shield Wuhan food markets from international scientific scrutiny. As the article notes, China is concealing and obstructing any effective investigation of the very thing it originally said allowed the virus to take hold: wet markets. While this impulse toward control over the truth is a natural one for the Chinese Communist Party, it doesn't make much sense in this case. After all, it makes more difficult the necessary learning that might prevent a similar outbreak in the future. And it only fosters the perception that Beijing has something to hide. Read More

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