There is a lot of criticism by the United States of America (USA) government, western media and the public of the Chinese handling of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak. Most of it is blatantly wrong and biased. It is typical US propaganda that is likely to end badly for the west.

The propaganda is how the Chinese government suppressed information about the virus, imprisoned or killed individuals bringing attention to the virus and generally poor handling of the outbreak.

The reality is that the USA is more likely to conceal an outbreak than any other nation. I would not be surprised if SARS-CoV-2 originated in the USA and then discovered in China. Until recently, the US administration stated that SARS-CoV-2 is a hoax and a ploy against the president. The president has downplayed the virus from the beginning. The USA is unprepared and under-resourced. The USA does not have the capabilities or resources to control the virus or the crisis.

# Political Science