Coronavirus Cure Puts China And America On The Edge.
Now that the number of new people infected with coronavirus in China is slowing down, the Communist Party of China is ratcheting up threats to the West, with a particularly nasty alert about access to life-saving drugs targeted at the US.
In an article in Xinhua, a state-run media agency widely regarded as the party’s mouthpiece, Beijing bragged about managing COVID-19, a virus that originated in Wuhan City and spread rapidly around the world, killing nearly 5,000 people and infecting thousands more.
The article also reported that China could enforce restrictions on pharmaceutical exports that would plunge America into “the mighty coronavirus sea.”
China Threaten To Withdraw Coronavirus Drugs From America
The alarming threats made during a global pandemic as well as the horrific implications if that threat becomes real highlight just how strong; the grip of China is on the global supply chain.
Already, the Food and Drug Administration has announced the first drug shortage related to the coronavirus. Although it did not reveal which product was in short supply, the FDA said it was unable to obtain enough raw components needed because they are made in China.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, who told Fox News on Thursday that America is “dangerously dependent” on China for the development of vital goods, including parts for technologies needed to fight COVID-19, is not surprised at that.
While the US is a world leader in science, much of life-saving drug manufacturing has moved overseas.The last American production plant to produce a main penicillin part shuttered in 2004. Since then, Chinese pharmaceutical companies have moved in and taken over, supplying 80% to 90% U.S. antibiotics, 70% acetaminophen, and about 40% heparin, Yanzhong Huang, senior global health fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, says If China makes good on its threat to cut off the United States, Rubio believes the results could be crippling.
Coronavirus Cure Puts China And America On The Edge
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