The coronavirus crisis has cost more than 83,000 American lives and left millions out of work. The vast majority of Americans rightly blame China for the spread of this devastating plague. Most Americans also say China should be “penalized” for the pandemic in one way or another.
More than two-thirds of Americans (69 percent) say the Chinese Communist Party is either “somewhat responsible” or “very responsible” for the spread of the coronavirus, according to a poll commissioned by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) and administered by YouGov. A full 71 percent of Americans believe China should be “penalized” for the spread of the virus.
“We sensed a rising skepticism of China’s claims regarding coronavirus, but it wasn’t until this poll that we saw the full extent by which a majority of Americans directly blame the Chinese government. Since the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan at the end of last year, the PRC [People’s Republic of China] government has continually lied and deceived the global community,” Marion Smith, executive director of VOC, said in a statement.
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WNU Editor: There is a lot of anger being directed at China.