Missouri sues ‘lying’ China and New York victims file against WHO for ‘incalculable’ damages over coronavirus ‘cover-up’ – The Sun

THE state of Missouri and New York residents are suing China and the World Health Organization over the handling of the coronavirus outbreak. 

They allege that the Chinese government lied to the world about the danger and contagious nature of Covid-19, silenced whistleblowers, and did little to stop the spread of the disease.


From the earliest stages of the pandemic, reports have accused the regime of harassing and detaining medics, journalists, and others who were trying to draw attention to the growing crisis.

The Chinese government also faces ongoing accusations of failing to properly record coronavirus deaths so as to downplay its eventual death toll.

Meanwhile the US death toll grew to more than 48,000 with 800,000 Amerian's testing positive for Covid-19.

The Missouri lawsuit, filed in federal court by the state's top lawyer, alleges Chinese officials are responsible for the enormous death, suffering, and economic losses they inflicted on the world, including Missourians.

'THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT LIED'

Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt in a written statement said the Chinese government lied about the dangers of the virus and did not do enough to slow its spread.

He said: “The Chinese government lied to the world about the danger and contagious nature of COVID-19, silenced whistleblowers, and did little to stop the spread of the disease.

 "They must be held accountable for their actions."

 Chimene Keitner, an international law professor at University of California, Hastings College of the Law said: “It's unclear whether the lawsuit will have much, if any, impact. US law generally prohibits lawsuits against other countries with few exceptions.

“The legal problem is, it's just not possible."

They must be held accountable for their actions

Missouri Democratic Party Executive Director Lauren Gepford called the lawsuit a stunt by a Republican attorney general who is up for re-election this year.

The number of Missouri deaths statewide rose by 16 Tuesday to 215, according to Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering. The number of cases rose by 156 to 5,963.

Meanwhile three residents from Westchester, New York  — including a doctor — have filed a class action lawsuit against the World Health Organization (WHO), claiming the agency covered up the coronavirus pandemic.

The suit, filed Monday in the federal court in White Plains, also accuses the WHO of gross negligence for its handling and response to the global outbreak.

“The WHO mishandled and mismanaged the response to the discovery of the coronavirus and upon information and belief, engaged in a cover-up of the COVID- 19 pandemic in China,“ read part of the suit.

The lawsuit accuses the WHO of “causing and/or contributing to the subsequent spread of the coronavirus all over the world, including to the United States of America and the State of New York.”

 

Lead plaintiffs are Richard Kling, a doctor, Steve Rotker, and Gennaro Purchia — claim they were “injured and damaged by WHO’s negligent conduct”.

The legal action comes as lawyers in Florida have said they are suing China for trillions of dollars for the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The suit, filed in Florida last month, has claimants from over 40 countries and alleges that negligence and cover-ups by the Chinese Communist Party allowed the deadly virus to break out.

 






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