Of course there’s the China virus, COVID-19, and not just its impact, but the known complications from shots intended to prevent it. And now there are new reports of an Ebola-like hemorrhagic fever. With death rates of up to 50%.
It’s all resulted in a new campaign calling for protection for U.S. Olympic athletes who are scheduled to be in China in just weeks.
The Genocide Games Task Force, a team sponsored by the Committee on the Present Danger: China and Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, is asking that the public make a direct appeal to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee encouraging the competitors to stay away.
“The object is to encourage America’s Olympians not to attend next month’s Winter Games in Beijing. The letter makes clear that the health – and possibly the lives – of these athletes may be in peril as a result of diseases currently raging in the People’s Republic of China,” the task force has confirmed.
“We petition you and the other members of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee to appeal for your urgent intervention on behalf of our Olympians and Paralympians who now risk serious harm if they participate in the Winter Games in Beijing next month,” the task force explains online.
“The International Olympic Committee has announced that there will be no change in the schedule for these games – despite the mounting evidence that China is experiencing dangerous outbreaks of Covid-19 and perhaps other deadly diseases.”
It points out that Chinese assurances that athletes and support personnel will be projected ring hollow, “given the lies the PRC regime has consistently promoted from the moment it was caught disseminating the COVID-19 virus around the world.”
After all, in just the past days, entire Chinese cities, including the 13 million or so residents of Xi’an, have been forcibly locked down, the task force documented.
“Their confinement is reportedly being enforced by 40,000 police officers and many thousands more undercover cops and informants. Some of those thus effectively imprisoned are said to be famished and starving,” the report said.
“We call on the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee to act immediately to recommend that America’s premier athletes and their coaches, trainers, etc. not participate in the Beijing Winter Games,” the campaign pleads.
The website offers sample email messages and petition forms.
An email proposal says: “I write to you and other leaders to appeal for your urgent intervention on behalf of our Olympians and Paralympians who now risk serious harm if they participate in the Winter Games in Beijing next month. The International Olympic Committee (IOP) has announced that there will be no change in the schedule for these games – despite the mounting evidence that China is experiencing dangerous outbreaks of COVID-19 and perhaps other deadly diseases.”
It continues, “Chinese assurances that arrangements to protect foreign athletes and support personnel – and for that matter, sponsors – ring hollow given the lies the PRC regime has consistently promoted from the moment it was caught disseminating the COVID-19 virus around the world. What matters is what China’s government is doing.”
NPR, in fact, reported, “China is battling multiple coronavirus outbreaks in half a dozen cities, with the one closest to the capital driven by the highly transmissible omicron variant. With the success of the games and China’s national dignity at stake, Beijing is doubling down on its ‘zero-tolerance’ COVID-19 policy.”
The report noted China plans to allow “no contact” between those inside an Olympic bubble, and those outside.
“Officials, athletes, staff and journalists will travel between hotels and competition venues on specially designated vehicles in what is described as a closed-loop system. Chinese will have to quarantine for three weeks upon leaving the bubble,” the report said.
“Even trash from within will be handled separately and Beijing’s traffic police say anyone involved in a collision with a designated Winter Olympics vehicle should take care to not come into contact with those on board and wait for a special team to handle matters.”
Reuters reported a section of the Beijing airport even has been barricaded off and incoming travelers to the Olympics are met by “staff in white protective suits.”
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