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Thu Apr 23, 2020, 07:47 AM

Missouri sues China in federal court, alleging responsibility for COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON -- The state of Missouri has filed a federal lawsuit against China based on allegations that the Chinese government suppressed information about COVID-19 before the disease spread globally.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed the action Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, contending in the complaint that the virus triggered a pandemic as a direct result of actions taken by Chinese President Xi Jinping’s regime.

There have been multiple class action suits filed against China related to the pandemic, but Missouri is the first state to bring legal action, according to Schmitt’s office.

“During the critical weeks of the initial outbreak, Chinese authorities deceived the public, suppressed crucial information, arrested whistleblowers, denied human-to-human transmission in the face of mounting evidence, destroyed critical medical research, permitted millions of people to be exposed to the virus, and even hoarded personal protective equipment—thus causing a global pandemic that was unnecessary and preventable,” the complaint states.

Read more: https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article242172346.html

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TexasTowelie Apr 2020 OP
Squinch Apr 2020 #1
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 08:14 AM

1. Huh! I never realized Missouri is an idiot.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 01:07 PM

5. It's Republican

leaders are. I’m sure China will get a good laugh out of that.
I live in MO and my first thought was don’t we have better things to do with our money right now? My second thought was good luck with that you idiot.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 08:22 AM

2. China: "Yawn"

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 08:24 AM

3. No common sense.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 11:38 AM

4. Are they going to sue Trump too?

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