I think you should consider applying the same level of scrutiny to the CCP that you do to Trump, at least for the time being. The story is still coming out, but big surprise, it looks like the CCP has lied about this every step of the way, all with the goal of cynically exploiting the opportunity they created in any way they possibly can.
You seem to keep falling into the “both sides do it” line of thinking that you apply to national politics. Sorry. No. They don’t. China does this shit. They just did this shit. The USA has not unleashed any terrifying new diseases upon the globe that put us at risk of global depression, nor has anyone except for China.
This was preventable, and sensible food safety policies in-line with what the rest of the developed world employs could probably have prevented it. Apparently stacking pangolins on top of chickens and ferrets in dense rows of cages rakes in billions, even though it seems to have played a part in producing the last few global pandemics.
The CCP is a uniquely bad actor on the world stage. We just learned that doing business with them is like building your house on a fault line. Things might seem fine for decades, sure you get some tremors here and there that you wouldn’t if you didn’t choose to live on the fault, but how about those views and boy, is that property increasing in value.
Then the big one hits…