(Natural News) Now that it has been revealed that the United States has an almost total dependency on China for pharmaceuticals, experts are warning that the communist country can basically shut down our nation’s health care system at whim.
With the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) drawing global attention to China’s dominance in manufacturing, including for pharmaceuticals, experts like Rosemary Gibson, author of China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine, warn that communist China maintains a “global chokehold” on the manufacturing of medicines and medical supplies, which is anything but good news.
A senior adviser at the Hastings Center, Gibson told Breitbart News Tonight‘s Rebecca Mansour and special guest host Ed Martin during a recent interview on SirusXM that this outbreak of novel coronavirus has exposed America’s near-total reliance on China to manufacture FDA-approved drugs for Americans – and the same is true for many other countries that have also outsourced their manufacturing to China.
A whopping 80 percent of all active pharmaceutical ingredients necessary for domestic drug production come from China, it turns out. And an even higher amount – 97 percent! – of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are made in China. In other words, if production lines stay shuttered and the Chinese economy shatters, pharmacies all across America will quickly have empty shelves.
“If China shuts the door on exports of medicines and the ingredients to make them, within a couple of months our pharmacies would be empty,” Gibson warns. “Our health care system would cease to function. That’s how dependent we are.”
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Many dietary supplements, including vitamin C, are also made in China
Drugs are one thing, a lack of which could very much impact society, especially in the event of a major Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) outbreak here on U.S. soil. Gibson says if people who contract it end up flooding hospitals for treatment, there may be nothing to offer them as China-made medicines will have already vanished.
Another thing to think about are all of the dietary supplements and vitamins that are manufactured in China, including the bulk of vitamin C supplements sold here in America. Gibson warns that if people can’t get the nutrients they need because China is no longer supplying them, then it’s basically game-over for society.
“We can’t make [vitamin C] anymore; that comes from China,” Gibson told Breitbart.
“With our medicines, it’s not just the active ingredient [that is made in China]. It’s the raw chemicals, the molecules, the white powdery stuff, that we also depend on China for. That’s where China has the real global chokehold.”
Suffice it to say that we’re facing a potential nightmare scenario in the making. All of this outsourcing to China over the past several decades might have brought cheap goods to store shelves, but at what cost?
If we should suddenly find ourselves in a situation where exports from China are no longer occurring, or are perhaps no longer possible, then what? It’s a giant house of cards that’s just waiting to collapse, and perhaps sooner rather than later now that we have the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) wreaking havoc all around the world.
“We are so vulnerable,” Gibson laments, adding that even the worst known diseases such as sepsis and MRSA require advanced medications that, once again, are nearly all now made in China. “These are infectious diseases, and we depend on China to treat them.”
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