Washington, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The United States is practicing a double standard in dealing with the Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic, according to media reports.
While there is an active fight in China and around the world to combat the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus, some U.S. politicians and media accuse China, questioning the effectiveness of its response to the epidemic, reports the Web site firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, he says, the US people see frequent outbreaks of flu, and its government not only reacts with extremely low efficiency, but also remains silent.
The contrast reveals a double US standard, the publication stresses.
Washington barely reacts to issues like the flu, and according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 35.5 million people contracted the flu during the 2018-19 season and 34,200 deaths were recorded as a result of that illness, it says.
The press release states that the United States is turning a blind eye to the speed and effectiveness of China in the fight against the virus.
Building a hospital in a week, pooling resources across the country and sending them to the epicenter of the epidemic are things that the Washington government, with its weak disaster relief capabilities, could never do, he notes.