Sunday, March 22, 2020
In any just and lawful setting, actors who recklessly pursue hazardous activities would be held accountable for foreseeable harm caused to others.
In the winter of 2002"2003, the deadly SARS coronavirus exploded out of China's wet-blood' wildlife markets. SARS infected over 8,000 people worldwide and killed almost 800. Yet post-crisis, China laxly enforced bans on the offending markets, only to permit them to flourish soon thereafter. Today's COVID-19 is the deadly and avoidable legacy of China's recklessness...
Today the world strains to curtail COVID-19, mourn losses, and salvage livelihoods. Tomorrow it must prevent a like recurrence and account for damage done. Tomorrow's tasks regrettably require forthrightly identifying and addressing Beijing's wrongful, unnecessary, and repeated misdeeds
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