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34 Years after the Chernobyl Disaster, History Repeats Itself in the New Coronavirus Epidemic

February 12, 2020 |   By a Minghui correspondent

(Minghui.org) When invisible radiation dust fell like raindrops on May 1, 1986 in Ukraine, children walked past the reviewing stand, where Soviet leaders usually sat, but now only rows of empty chairs were in sight.

Just a few days earlier on April 26, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant located in Ukraine exploded, releasing nuclear radiation 400 times that of the Hiroshima atomic bomb dropped during World War II. It was one of the most severe catastrophes in human history. Tens of thousands of people were infected with radioactive substances for a long time, and the land was equally contaminated. Chernobyl became a deserted city overnight.

Instead of saving lives, the first thing Soviet officials did was to conceal information. The earliest news about the disaster all came from foreign media outlets. Still, the Soviet Union refused to admit that there was nuclear radiation for fear of unrest among the people. No protective masks were distributed, and books about radiation were removed from libraries. All phone calls to Chernobyl were cut off.

Local officials moved their families out of Ukraine and quickly evacuated their children while keeping the general public in the dark without any protective measures.

The parade in Ukraine went ahead under orders from above. People were told to remove the radiation-contaminated lawn with shovels, without any protective equipment, and were not told why they should do so.

Doctors were not allowed to write “acute radiation syndrome” on medical reports. And water and air were declared safe in that area.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, a report from a Ukraine conference described the false information as “nearly evil.” The fact is that at the time, the exploded nuclear reactor was open and continuously releasing radioactive substances, and yet staff members on site were not allowed to evacuate without orders from above.

A director of the Soviet Institute of Nuclear Energy at the time said, “This (the Soviet Union) is an authoritarian country, not a people's country. The country always ranked first, and people's lives were considered as light as a feather, almost worthless. People's fear of their superior leaders is far bigger than the fear of atoms (radiation).”

The Chernobyl disaster had a huge impact on the Soviet Union. People began to realize the fundamental problems of the system that nothing could fix. Government officials tried to shirk their responsibilities or put the blame on a particular section. but no one wanted to be nailed to the historical pillar of shame.

Former Soviet Union Communist Party Secretary Gorbachev later said that the Chernobyl disaster was a big nail that was put on the giant coffin of the Soviet Union. A few years later, on the Christmas Eve in 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed. 

Some commentaries stated that lies had become the mother tongue in the Soviet Union, even a way of life, under the high pressure of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU). 

From the yearly “record” grain production to the Katyn Massacre, from Gulag concentration camps to the Great Purge, the system itself was a black hole, and the toxicity of lies rivaled that of the radioactive substances.

The Soviet Union was one of the most repressive regimes in human history. Although the CPSU was dismantled, its communist toxins continued to ferment in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

How similar are the lies told by the CCP to those of the CPSU? Grain production was exaggerated with reports of over 5,000 kg per acre. The government claimed that “no shots were fired” on June 4, 1989. The outbreak of SARS was covered up. The CCP has used over a hundred torture methods in their persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, and the brutality of the persecution is far worse than the Soviet's Gulag concentration camps.

The current Wuhan coronavirus developed from “controllable” to “public health emergency” of worldwide concern, from “no human-to human transmission” to tens of thousands of confirmed cases. When the whole nation was mobilized to resist the “epidemic,” emergency supplies could not be distributed in time due to poor coordination.

A 90-year-old mother in Wuhan waited alone in a hospital for five days and nights, trying to get her 65-year-old son, a confirmed coronavirus patient, admitted to the hospital for treatment. She subsisted on only instant noodles.

There have been many heartbreaking scenes, and many people died due to lack of proper care and treatment. People now ask: Is this a natural disaster or a man-made tragedy? How can a national system have so many loopholes that are beyond repair? Why does the CCP keep concealing the truth?

After World War II, the German people began to open their eyes; in the Khrushchev era, the Soviets also came to their senses from blindly worshiping Stalin. 

It is high time the Chinese people woke up to the lies told by the CCP, and it is also high time for the international community to see through the evil nature of the CCP when so many innocent lives have already been lost.