The novel Coronavirus pandemic is sounding the death knell on the world’s crippling dependence on goods made in China.
China’s lax environmental standards, slave labor, and communist ruling regime’s unfettered economic appetite, make it a fount for cheap products. But that’s a deadly double-edged sword, as the quality of the country’s exports is sacrificed in the name of maximizing margins.
Look no further than Spain.
Spain, the country trailing only Italy in Coronavirus deaths, ordered rapid test kits from Chinese company Bioeasy which failed to achieve their only purpose: detect the virus. In fact, the test failed to accurately detect Coronavirus-positive patients more than one-third of the time.
According to Spanish microbiology expert led research, confirmed by the Spanish Health Ministry, the tests only provided accurate results in 30 percent of patients, well under the Center for Disease Control bare minimum of 80 percent sensitivity.
Already reeling from another product made in China – the virus itself – the Spanish government is now forced to either assemble their own tests or source functional ones. And the inevitable deaths that will result from the delay are on the hands of Bioeasy, aided and abbeted by the Chinese Communist Party’s shoddy production standards.
The Chinese Embassy responded predictably, blaming the Spanish government since they allegedly “gave Spain a list of manufacturers and that Bioeasy was not among them, adding that it had not been given a license from China’s National Medical Products Administration to sell its products.”
Healthcare professionals in the Czech Republic are also experiencing similar, faulty results with test kits they ordered from China. It’s unknown whether or not they’re from the same company.
And America is not immune from this threat.
In accordance with the political establishment’s doctrine of managed decline, their decades-long crusade to outsource virtually all American manufacturing overseas, especially to China, is a Spanish-style disaster just waiting to happen. Even vital industries like prescription drugs are at the mercy of China: nearly “80 percent of the basic components used in U.S. drugs, known as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), come from China and India.”
We’re betting global health on the standards of Chinese Communist Party, and the odds aren’t in our favor.