Last Updated on April 6, 2020
A United Kingdom think tank has suggested suing China for trillions over their role in covering up the Covid-19 outbreak which has since become a global pandemic, costing thousands of lives and trillions of dollars in economic as countries go on lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The Henry Jackson society’s report concluded that Prime Minister Boris Johnson should pursue reparations of approximately $431.5B.
According to The Express:
The study titled ‘Coronavirus Compensation: Assessing China’s potential culpability and avenues of legal response’ said: “The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) sought to conceal bad news at the top, and to conceal bad news from the outside world.
“Now China has responded by deploying an advanced and sophisticated disinformation campaign to convince the world that it is not to blame for the crisis, and that instead the world should be grateful for all that China is doing.
“The truth is that China is responsible for COVID-19 – and if legal claims were brought against Beijing they could amount to trillions of pounds.”
Fifteen Conservative Members of Parliament have signed a letter urging the government to “rethink” its relationship with China.
The letter states:
“Legally binding international healthcare regulations require states to provide full information on all potential pandemics.
“It appears likely that in its early response to the outbreak, the uphold its obligations.
“This omission allowed the disease to spread throughout the world with extraordinarily serious consequences in terms of global health and the economy.
“The cost to the UK may be, as a Henry Jackson Society report now suggests, over £350 billion.”
Higher legal channels such as taking the matter to UN (United Nations) and International Court of Justice are also being explored, given China’s response to the global pandemic.
The think tank also estimated the economic damage to the G7 nations to be in the vicinity of $4 trillion USD. The think tank also believes, had China practiced transparency in the early stages of the outbreak, the global crisis–as well as the loss of tens of thousands of lives–could have been averted.