Pompeo says China is trying to reinfect world with new COVID strain, warns US to ban Chinese travelers

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is bluntly asserting that Chinese President Xi Jinping is conducting a nefarious plot to reinfect the world with another variant of COVID and that the US should ban all Chinese travelers after the communist country eased travel restrictions.

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The easing of Chinese travel restrictions is a replay of the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and looks highly suspicious to Pompeo. China is doing so as COVID is resurging in the communist country just as it did previously.

The former secretary of state accused Jinping of basically using biowarfare with a new COVID variant after “the whole world has been through hell.”

China, where the virus ostensibly originated from, has the most stringent COVID-19 restrictions still in place in the world. Despite forcing citizens into locked homes, reportedly starving some to death while beating others in the streets as the virus is resurging, China has announced that it will permit travel outside of the country following three years of “zero COVID” policies.

The US, Britain, Australia, and Canada have in turn announced that Chinese travelers will have to test negative for the virus before they are allowed to board flights.

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Pompeo is starkly warning that the world could once again see similar images that emerged from Milan, Italy in 2020 when COVID first surfaced and started spreading throughout Europe and the world. Roughly half the passengers on two flights from China to Milan days ago tested positive for COVID, according to the New York Post.

“You remember those pictures from Milan when the hospitals were full, and the morgues were full? We are about to do the same thing again,” he told Cats Roundtable host John Catsimatidis during a Sunday interview.

“It sounds like we might have as many as 1 million Chinese people infected. Fifty percent of their population traveling,” Pompeo contended.

“There is no reason we should allow the Chinese to do this again, to send Chinese-infected persons around the world, knowingly infecting people all across the globe,” he charged.

Pompeo, who is potentially considering a 2024 bid for the presidency, stated during the New Year’s Day interview that Xi must be “held accountable” for COVID deaths across the globe.

“Xi got away with this once,” he accused. “I regret he wasn’t held accountable. We should still do that for the 6 million people who died between the spring of 2020 and today.”

“But he’s doing it again. Just as in the spring of 2020 [when] he sent people around the world he knew were infected, he’s doing the same darn thing again,” Pompeo stated. “He’s going to infect millions more. We shouldn’t let that happen.”

Some experts believe trying to stop the spread of the virus by banning travel just doesn’t work and that COVID would wind up spreading anyway.

Professor Calum Semple, an expert in outbreak medicine at the University of Liverpool who also helped develop the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, claims that “trying to ban a virus” through travel restrictions has been “shown not to work very well,” according to the Daily Mail.

“Keep calm, we’ve got this covered,” Semple asserted to a world that no longer believes that is true.

Fox News host Tammy Bruce more accurately reflects the sentiments of Americans on the issue, “Good for @mikepompeo. Even if worldwide COVID was not Plan A, did China decide that if they were nailed the world would be as well? CCP is a genocidal regime, presuming the worst is necessary. ‘Pompeo demands world shut down Chinese travel due to COVID.'”

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