Missouri AG Eric Schmitt speaks about his state's lawsuit against China for failing to contain the coronavirus and hiding the truth about the danger from the world.
"The Chinese government engaged in a campaign of deceit and deceptions, of misrepresentation and malfeasance in the critical weeks in December and January when they were aware this disease could be transmitted human to human," he said.
"All the while, they’re hoarding PPE. China went from being a net exporter of PPE to being a net importer of PPE during this time," he added.
"It was really avoidable. This really could have been prevented," Schmitt stated. "A worldwide pandemic like we’ve never seen has been unleashed and no corner of the globe has been spared."