Magazine April 6, 2020, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

• Broadway is closed. Social conservatives just keep getting wins in the Trump era.

• Zhao Lijian and Hua Chunying, two representatives of the Chinese foreign ministry, have, in that familiar “just asking questions” manner of conspiracy theorists, begun to promote the baseless claim that this new strain of coronavirus actually began in the U.S., not in China. In doing so, they have seized upon an out-of-context statement by a CDC official that in no way proves their claim, and contradicted the official findings of the World Health Organization. The brazenness is even more shocking given that, if there was a conspiracy

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