COVID-19 May Have Damaged US-China Relations for Years

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  • The US has actively framed China as an antagonist during the COVID-19 pandemic, criticizing its initial virus response and suggesting that the virus may have been intentionally created in a lab.
  • China has made similarly aggressive claims, including pushing the narrative that the US military brought COVID-19 into its borders. China's state-run media has called US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo "evil," "insane," and an "enemy of mankind."
  • You would think that a global pandemic like this might be for renewed international cooperation -- a time where we all come together. Instead, it's the latest source of conflict between two countries that have been sniping at each other for years.
  • Experts believe that it will take years before the US and China can return to normal relations.