China’s Inaccurate Reporting Caused Devastating Consequences Worldwide

Disinformation from the Chinese Communist Party is the reason world governments weren’t prepared for the scale of COVID-19.

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President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive in China | November 8, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

A Timeline of Deception

The Chinese government is taking heavy international criticism for its failure to alert the global public about the dangers of the novel coronavirus before it ravaged the lives of millions across the globe.

Late December, 2019: Early January, 2020

A four-page Department of Homeland Security intelligence report dated May 1, 2020, reveals that Chinese leaders “intentionally concealed the severity” of the pandemic from the world in early January.

January 14, 2020

The Associated Press reports- along with various other sources- allegations that Chinese officials had clear evidence of clusters caused by human-to-human transmission on January 14. They waited until January 20 to publicly confirm the risk of human-to-human transmission.

January 21, 2020

A day after the Chinese government finally confirmed the risk of human-to-human transmission of the virus, the Wuhan Institute of Virology applied for the patent on Remdesivir, the drug made by Gilead Sciences which is being used as a treatment for the deadly virus.

January 26, 2020

On Jan. 26, the Mayor of Wuhan, Zhou Xianwang, revealed that over 5 million residents left Wuhan before the lockdown. Wuhan was placed under lockdown and most travel in and out of the city had halted by Jan. 31.

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