“”In Missouri, the impact of the virus is very real—thousands have been infected and many have died, families have been separated from dying loved ones, small businesses are shuttering their doors, and those living paycheck to paycheck are struggling to put food on their table,” Schmitt said in a statement, alleging that Chinese authorities “lied to the world” and “must be held accountable.”
“Accountability,” in this case, would apparently look like a big sack of money. The suit asks for the defendants—i.e., China—to be required to pay civil penalties, punitive damages, compensatory damages, and restitution, including reimbursing the cost of the state’s “abatement efforts.”
That’s not how any of this works”
Missouri sues China over coronavirus, claims nation “lied to the world”
Missouri is the first state to try it but will probably not be the last.