Wet markets are back, despite the fact that they are most likely the cause of the latest pandemic. Some never closed and closed markets re-opened. As the world is devastated by the coronavirus, customers are flocking to buy freshly slaughtered wildlife in wet markets in Dongguan and Guilin.
There is mounds of evidence that the coronavirus pandemic began in the Huanan wet markets in Wuhan, China. In light of this, why would Bloomberg News publish an article titled, “China Is Reopening Its Wet Markets. That’s Good.” It’s in the ‘Opinion’ section but it’s serious propaganda in favor of wet markets.
The photo and the charts in the article are misleading, but it’s more what the author says that is both stunning and dishonest.
Author David Fickling claims that the “often less than hygienic” wet markets should remain open. That’s despite the fact that he says they “may seem a fertile breeding ground for the virulent novel diseases that cross the species barrier to humans and occasionally become pandemics.”
Fickling writes: “Places where a range of common and exotic animals mix together while bodily fluids flow freely may seem a fertile breeding ground for the virulent novel diseases that cross the species barrier to humans and occasionally become pandemics. At the same time, let’s put the outrage on pause.”
While more and more supermarkets open up, the wet markets thrive and have to thrive, according to the author, because “consumers regard them as a healthier and more sustainable alternative.”
Then he compared them with our farmers’ markets.
“The attraction of wet markets isn’t so different from that of farmers’ markets in Western countries,” he writes, “consumers know the food is fresh,” he says.
They’re eating bats, dogs, cats, and other wild creatures kept in unsanitary conditions!
When was the last time you saw bats and dogs strung up or in cages piled one on top of the other with their excrement and urine intermingling in a farmers’ market?
Here is more:
All wet markets need is “better building design,” the author claims.
Consumers know the food is fresh because there’s generally little refrigeration, so everything must be sold on the day. If in doubt, they can ask the stallholder what’s in season and which produce is best at the moment. If they think one market looks unsanitary, they can choose to shop at another….
To the extent that the mix of the raw and the cooked in Asia’s wet markets is a health problem, it can easily be mitigated by better building design (such as separating meat, vegetable and livestock areas and keeping markets fully enclosed), plus the sort of mandated cleaning regulations found in places like Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea.
The reality is they stack wild animals in cages on top of farm animals where animal entrails are hosed down and are allowed to mix with urine, feces, and diseases. There is rotting flesh and animal blood pouring freely. How many have rabies or other diseases?
The wet markets are linked to SARS and ebola. How many pandemics do Fickling and Bloomberg’s outlet need before they get it?
DR. FAUCI RESPONDS TO THE RE-OPENING OF WET MARKETS
Politico reported that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House coronavirus expert, has called for the world to pressure China, and other nations that hold wet markets, to shut them down.
“It just boggles my mind how, when we have so many diseases that emanate out of that unusual human-animal interface, that we don’t just shut it down,” said Dr. Fauci, reports the news agency.
He thinks visas should be halted.
It does boggle the mind as to why dictator-loving Mike Bloomberg has a piece like this in his paper, albeit in the ‘opinion’ section. We have heard repeatedly that these news sites are owned by China and write glowing articles at their behest. Is that what is going on here?
This is a false propaganda piece. Why was it in Bloomberg news at all?
Lindsey Graham said on Fox & Friends on March 31st, “About the last three or four pandemics have come from the Chinese wet markets. I don’t think this came from a Chinese military lab, but these wet markets are gross, they’re just absolutely disgusting selling exotic animals that transmit viruses from animals to human beings.”
“We have known for more than a decade that wet markets are a disease time bomb. This is not the first virus to emanate from them and it looks like, even after a global crisis, China continues to threaten the rest of us with wet markets.”pic.twitter.com/uDTLBr7J9c
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 31, 2020
Pressure is rising on China to shut down the so-called wet markets illegally selling wild animals. Epidemiologists believe the new coronavirus pandemic started in one of those markets in Wuhan. Dr. Anthony Fauci says world leaders should pressure China to close those markets. pic.twitter.com/VyqaNbXlpr
— Will Ripley (@willripleyCNN) April 5, 2020
THESE PHOTOS ARE DISGUSTING AND REAL