the other G-7 leaders did not see eye to eye with Pompeo on naming the virus after Wuhan
– the Chinese city where it was first detected
– insisting on the more diplomatic term "Covid-19" adopted by the World Health Organization.
Der Spiegel lamented that the coronavirus is
"destroying the last remnants of the existing world order,"
noting the "great frustration" in Berlin and Paris over Washington's unilateralism.
The draft of the joint statement proposed by the US also blamed China, Russia and Iran
for "the deliberate propagation of false narratives"
about the coronavirus,
Pompeo's focus on blaming China for coronavirus derails joint G-7 statement