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COVID-19 is China’s Chernobyl

Thirty four years ago today, the world’s worst nuclear disaster occurred at the Chernobyl power plant in the Soviet Union, in modern day Ukraine. On the 26 April 1986, an uncontrolled reaction blew the roof off the soviet nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, spewing out a cloud of radioactive material which drifted into other parts of the USSR, including Russia and Belarus, and northern Europe. The meltdown at the Soviet plant was the worst nuclear disaster in history. The explosions in the nuclear reactors released 400 times as much radioactive fallout as the bomb the US dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. When the accident happened the USSR did all it could to cover up and hide the fact that the nuclear plant had a meltdown.

The people who were living in Chernobyl and in the surrounding areas only found out two days after the accident, when the Swedish government announced it to the world. To this day nobody knows what's the exact death toll and how many people were affected from the Chernobyl meltdown and subsequent nuclear fallout, as various figures go from a few thousands to millions of people. Ukraine's health ministry said more than 2 million people continue to receive ongoing medical observation, treatment or support because of the accident 34 years ago. Of these, 453,391 are children. In Belarus, where 70% of the radioactive fallout from Chernobyl landed, little information is available and it is a criminal offense to criticize the government. Eugene Cahaill of the Dublin-based Chernobyl Children’s Project reported in the Irish Times in 2005 that, “Nine million people in Belarus, the Ukraine and Western Russian have been directly affected by the fallout.”

The Chernobyl nuclear plant in 1986 after the disaster.

The behavior of the Chinese communist authorities in 2020 regarding the Covid 19 outbreak seems very similar to that of the Soviet communists during the Chernobyl tragedy of 1986. At first, the USSR authorities did not admit the nuclear accident and only physical evidence forced them to reveal the truth. The CCP had acted in a very similar same way in the case of the virus epidemic outbreak. The Chinese authorities were already notified that a new virus was spreading in December 2019 by Chinese medical staff and doctors in Wuhan, but instead of dealing with it they tried to cover it up. From the very beginning, they silenced anyone who tried to tell the truth about the new virus. Labs were ordered to stop testing samples and to destroy existing samples of the virus and doctors who tried to warn people on Chinese social media had their posts removed and were either arrested or cowed into silence.

Only weeks when later it literally blew up in their faces with mounting numbers of deaths and sick people exponentially growing and spiraling out of control, did Xi Jinping and the CCP finally took action to stop it and alert the world about it. However by the time the Chinese authorities did that the virus has already traveled to many other countries and has caused a worldwide pandemic. As a consequence of the Chinese Communist party direct actions the world was misinformed about the true nature of this new virus and many countries woke up too late to the fact of how far the it actually spread. As of today the virus has infected at least millions of people and claimed the lives of at least hundreds of thousands more, while forcing countries to impose lockdown measures in order to deal with it, which led to massive damages to their economy.

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