|By Finian Cunningham|
President Trump this week said no-one believes China’s official figures on Covid-19 casualties. Along with his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Trump accused Beijing of a cover-up on the scale of the disease.
Almost in the same breath, the White House has also accused the World Health Organization of colluding with China in deceiving other nations about the pandemic danger. To supposedly prove his point, Trump cut off US funding to the WHO.
China has slammed claims of it conducting a cover-up, saying it provided early warning to the rest of the world about the deadly outbreak.
Part of Trump’s skepticism towards China’s data appears to stem from the country’s relatively low numbers of infection cases and deaths.
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