This report from UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society provides an updated briefing on the economic damage and origin of the coronavirus.
Earlier this year, the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) published ‘Coronavirus Compensation? Assessing China’s Potential Culpability and Avenues of Legal Response’ which sought to highlight the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) negligence in the early outbreak and catastrophic impact of COVID-19 on the rest of the world. Of course, since April 2020, when the report was being written-up, the spread, death toll, and economic impact of the virus have vastly increased.
This briefing follows from ‘Coronavirus Compensation’ with updated information on both China’s original concealment and the economic damage of the disease. In addition, it will update the report’s timeline to include new revelations from CNN’s ‘The Wuhan files’, additional information related to the disappearance of citizen journalists inside China, and key data milestones since the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) declaration of a Global Pandemic on 11 March 2020.Read Full Report