Palazzo Cosponsors Resolution to Hold China Accountable for Coronavirus
Washington, April 15, 2020
Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) has cosponsored H. Res 907, a resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of the People's Republic of China made multiple, serious mistakes in the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak that heightened the severity and spread of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which include the Chinese Government's intentional spread of misinformation to downplay the risks of the virus, a refusal to cooperate with international health authorities, internal censorship of doctors and journalists, and malicious disregard for the health of ethnic minorities.
"At the end of the day, we all know the coronavirus originated in China, and if the Chinese government had clearly communicated the global threat stemming from their country, lives around the world could have been saved. We must hold China accountable for their refusal to cooperate with international health authorities in the midst of a pandemic."