Once upon a virus: China mocks US’s response to coronavirus crisis
Chinese state media agency Xinhua News has released a video mocking the US government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Published on its Youtube channel, Once Upon A Virus features two lego-like characters, one a Chinese warrior and the other the Statute of Liberty, having an exchange about the progression of the virus. While the US reaction to the virus has regularly been derided – specifically Trump’s, China has faced criticism for allegedly downplaying the initial outbreak, covering up the extent of its infections, and utilizing draconian measures to enforce its lockdown. The vid has more than a million views on Youtube and millions more across social media channels.