Trump Ally Accuses WHO of ‘Spreading Chinese Propaganda’ as Beijing Blasts West’s Cover-Up Claims


China has dismissed as ‘nonsense’ recent media reports about its alleged attempts to cover up the true scale of fatalities in Hubei – the province where the COVID-19 outbreak began late last year.

Florida Republican Senator and key Trump administration ally Rick Scott has called for Congress to probe whether or not the World Health Organization (WHO) willfully helped “Communist China cover up information regarding the threat of the Coronavirus” and the true extent of its spread.

“The mission of the WHO is to get public health information to the world so every country can make the best decisions to keep their citizens safe. When it comes to Coronavirus, the WHO failed,” Scott said in a statement published on the senator's website.

Accusing China of “lying about how many cases and deaths they have, what they knew and when they knew it,” Scott suggested that the WHO “never bothered to investigate” these claims further, and proceeded to “parrot” “propaganda from the Chinese Communist Party” in its statements on COVID-19, including via a January tweet by the WHO citing Chinese authorities about there being “no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission” of the virus.

The senator recommended “a hearing, along with a full investigation, to review whether American taxpayers should continue to spend millions of dollars every year to fund” the WHO once Congress is back in session in a month’s time.