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China Threatens to Withhold ALL MEDICAL EXPORTS

China Threatens to Withhold ALL MEDICAL EXPORTS

China Threatens to Withhold ALL MEDICAL EXPORTS; says if they do, “The United States will fall into the hell” of a Coronavirus Epidemic. If nothing else should scare this nation into action, this should.

Over the years we have seen more and more of our vital businesses go to China, manufacturing has closed down as we source out all this production, but one has to ask, what if China cuts us off in a time of national need or in times of war, what do we do then?

At this point, we have shipped out 100% our ability to extract or manufacture rare earth elements, something that is vital as part of our military production. Our medical supplies are almost wholly dependent on China; if they cut us off, they would quickly put this nation into a quandary. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, if we are hit with a pandemic, one has to ask, why would we give them this type of power over us?

It came as little surprise then when China, as they did with Japan a couple of years back with their rare earth elements, warned the US that we better get in line with what they’re demanding or they could put an embargo of all medical products to the US.

China did not come out and openly say this; this is not the way China works. Instead, they had an article ran in their official news site.

Xinhuanet is the most significant news agency in China and very “influential.” The outlet is the official state-run press agency, so anything found on the website is straight from the Chinese government. An article titled, “The World Should Thank China,” which was published on March 4, covered the outbreak of Covid-19 in the United States.

The article suggests that the US’s data is suspicious because all cases of coronavirus must be confirmed by the CDC. (I can’t disagree with them that our numbers are questionable.) It shows a photograph of people praying in the White House to underline how “nervous” President Trump is about the virus. (This photo was actually of a meeting that the Vice President had about the rapidly spreading virus, as opposed to the President.)

At the same time, Xinhuanet criticized the US’s perceived mistreatment of China, citing the travel ban and the evacuation of American citizens from Wuhan, the heart of the outbreak. This caused, according to Xinhuanet, other countries to also “isolate” China from the rest of the world, causing them economic harm.

A translated version of the article says:

These practices in the United States are very unkind. They can be described as falling into the ground and killing people while they are ill. (source)

And now, if it is to be believed that China has contained the outbreak and they’re back to business as usual, they may want to exact some vengeance for this “unkindness.” (the question remains – do they even currently possess the capability to manufacture these medical products, or is this all a way to save face because their workforce is decimated and the virus is not contained at all?

Xinhuanet goes on to tout the control they have taken over the outbreak, saying that Trump admires their handling of the crisis and that his “remarks came from the bottom of his heart.”

It goes on to say:

If China retaliates against the United States at this time, in addition to announcing a travel ban on the United States, it will also announce strategic control over medical products and ban exports to the United States. Then the United States will be caught in the ocean of new crown viruses.

According to the US CDC officials, most masks in the United States are made in China and imported from China. If China bans the export of masks to the United States, the United States will fall into the mask shortage, and the most basic measures to prevent the new crown virus are Can’t do it.

Also according to the US CDC officials, most of the drugs in the United States are imported, and some drugs are imported from Europe. However, Europe also places the production base of these drugs in China, so more than 90% of the US imported drugs are Related to China. The implication is that at this time, as long as China announces that its drugs are as domestic as possible and banned exports, the United States will fall into the hell of the new crown pneumonia epidemic. (source)

In the next paragraph, Xinhuanet basically says, “Nah, don’t worry. We are filled with love.”

However, there is great love in the world. The Chinese people and the Chinese government have never done so. They have not insulted the United States, nor have they banned the export of masks and medicines to the United States. (source)

What we are being told is to stop blaming the spread of this virus on the way China handled things, if we don’t stop actions could be taken against us and others, including up to withholding medical supplies made for the U.S.

So what is it that Chinese manufacturers that we no longer do ourselves?

  • Medical devices
  • Electromagnetics
  • Lab equipment for all applications
  • Coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone) heart health supplement increases oxygen
  • Quinone drugs including Malaria testing kits
  • Aromatic drugs derived from carboxylic acids with additional oxygen function, and their derivatives
  • Amfetamine (INN) benzfetamine (INN), dexamfetamine (INN), etilamfetamine used to treat ADHD, hyperactivity, narcolepsy,  athletic performance and cognitive enhancer
  • antidepressants, tranquilizers and other psychotherapeutic agents, monoamine drugs
  • cardiovascular drugs of amino-compounds with oxygen function
  • dermatological agents and local anesthetics
  • Lidocaine
  • oxygen increase breathing drugs for cardio patients and asthmatics
  • Anesthesia drugs
  • Thyroid drugs, hormone drugs
  • TB drugs
  • Anti-malaria drugs
  • Immunological products and drugs
  • Vaccines for human medicine
  • Vaccines for veterinary medicine
  • Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic, diagnostic uses; toxins, cultures of micro-organisms
  • Antibiotics
  • Diabetes drugs, testing strips, syringes
  • Asthma drugs
  • Ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, norephedrine – vasodilators
  • Other medications containing alkaloids or derivatives
  • Medicaments containing vitamin B2 synthesized from aromatic or mod. aromatic compounds, in dosage form or packed for retail
  • Medicaments containing vitamin B12 synthesized from aromatic or mod. aromatic compounds, in dosage form or packed for retail
  •  Medicaments containing vitamin E synthesized from aromatic or mod. aromatic compounds, in dosage form or packed
  •  Adhesive dressings and other articles having an adhesive layer, coated or impregnated with pharmaceutical substances, packed for retail
  • Herbicides
  • Triethanolamine will affect surfactants (any detergent), emulsifiers, and cosmetics
  • Sterile surgical catgut, suture materials, tissue adhesives for wound closure, laminaria, laminaria tents, and absorbable hemostatic.
  • Algins used as a thickening or stabilizing agents in foodstuffs and other products.
  • Drugs used to dilate the cervix
  • Blood-grouping reagents –  medical blood tests
  • Opacifying preparation for X-ray examination; diagnostic reagent designed to be administered to the patient such as Barium for GI series, dyes, and stains for other radiologic tests
  • Antigens or antisera antiserum. A serum containing antibodies that are specific for one or more antigens. Also called immune serum. Human or animal serum containing one or more antibodies that are specific for one or more antigens and are administered to confer immunity.
  • Thorium – coats tungsten filaments used in old-fashioned light bulbs, TVs, electronics, etc.
  • Dental cement and other dental fillings; bone reconstruction cement
  • Chemical contraceptive preparations based on hormones or spermicides,  birth control
  • Gel preparation use human/veterinary medicine lubricant in surgical operations, physical exam, or coupling agent between body & medical instrument, such as  KY Jelly
  • Appliances identifiable for ostomy use

As you can see, we now have given China a stranglehold on our medical well being in the US, what nation in their right mind would provide such control to a rival country? If China did put in place an embargo, we could potentially lose millions of Americans with diabetes, with blood pressure problems, people that are sick in need of antibiotics, not to mention other health care issues.

China for years has dropped prices of these items until they have seized all control of the production, at this point we are dependent on them, we push too far they could cut us off of access, thus putting many in jeopardy. So what do we do?

Trump has spoken of the need to bring manufacturing back home, but I think we need to go a step further. We have empty plants all over the US, why not set up companies as national security assets, invest into the structure that will enable us to manufacture in smaller quantity now, then have the production facilities available to ramp up if needed rapidly?

At this point, if we had a protected war with China, or faced a long term embargo, we would quickly find antibiotics running out, insulin would become more precious then gold, but the problem doesn’t stop there. We would be facing a massive problem with the manufacturing of our military hardware. We look to China to provide electronics cost-effectively, but what is to prevent them from putting back door programs in the electronics? If they cut off all access to computer chips, transistors, rare earth materials that are so vital to manufacturing, we would be put in a very weakened military state.

If we set up small strategic companies, we could have a core of people that could quickly ramp up manufacturing, could train people if the need arose. We would for a short period have shortages, but that would be shortened by our ability to ramp up production rather than have to create it out of nothing.

Infrasture repair and upgrades are vital to the national security of our nation; this would fall into that. Still, we need to have a priority for this, the cost of maintaining a manufacturing base that could ramp up drastically would be far cheaper then trying to train and build up from scratch if it was needed.

About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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