China lied, people died.
While the World Health Organization continues to praise China for its “quick” response to the novel coronavirus that first turned up in Wuhan, the rest of us with eyes know better.
The Guardian reported on March 13 that the first case of the novel coronavirus was noted on November 17, 2019, according to media reports of unpublished Chinese government data. The man who appears to be “patient zero” is a 55-year old from Hubei province. He and at least 265 other individuals that contracted COVID-19 were under “medical surveillance” by Chinese authorities weeks before the government announced that a new virus was spreading.
A writer posted on Twitter that a notice was posted to the PLA Naval University of Engineering in Wuhan dated January 2, 2020, issued a lockdown order due to reports of the spread of “unexplained pneumonia” in the area. This was nearly three weeks before the Chinese government issued a warning on the coronavirus epidemic.
— Jennifer Zeng 曾錚 (@jenniferatntd) February 15, 2020
In addition to that, China has been pushing propaganda that the first case was brought to Wuhan by an American cyclist and that the coronavirus was developed by the U.S. Army. It is this disinformation, (that has been embraced as true by many in China,) that has President Trump pushing back and calling it a “Chinese virus.”
China lied to the World Health Organization that the disease was not being spread human-to-human, and has used the WHO to push their own propaganda.
It has become increasingly clear that this was deliberate. China knew that it was serious early on and did nothing to warn the rest of the world. Instead, it appears that China was hoarding medical supplies and using a government-backed real estate company to do it.
The Sydney Morning Heraldreported the Greenland Holdings Group instructed employees from receptionists to contract managers in its Sydney offices to find surgical masks, thermometers, antibacterial wipes, among other supplies, to ship to China.
“Basically all employees, the majority of whom are Chinese, were asked to source whatever medical supplies they could,” one company insider told the Herald. The mission was conducted from January through February, according to the report.
The Greenland Holdings Group operates out of countries across the globe, and the directive was a “worldwide Greenland effort,” the Herald reported.
Employees were able to source “pallet-loads” of medical supplies and even posted updates of the efforts on social media. In total, the company was able to secure 3 million masks, 700,000 hazmat suits, and 500,000 pairs of gloves from “Australia, Canada, Turkey and other countries,” according to a company newsletter.
Source: Washington Examiner
China produces medical masks but after the outbreak kept the masks that were produced there for their own use.
Canada sent 16 tonnes of medical gear to China to assist in clamping down on the spread, but Ottawa is now facing a shortage of that very same gear now that China has been hoarding it.
This just makes President Trump, who has been pushing an “America First” and U.S. manufacturing agenda from the moment he descended that escalator in Trump Tower, look like Nostradamus.
The deliberate withholding of information by China affected how other countries viewed the threat and the ability to prepare.
Dr. Birx said that U.S. officials didn’t realize that it would be a global pandemic because they thought it would be more like SARS due to the “significant amount of data” missing from reports from China.
Pandemic expert Dr. Deborah Birx says U.S. officials initially responded to the coronavirus outbreak the way that they did because they thought it was going to be "more like SARS" and not a "global pandemic" *BECAUSE* "we were missing a significant amount of the data" from China pic.twitter.com/yFkzqqDBHh
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 1, 2020
China lied to the WHO from the get-go and they’re still lying.
They’ve said that they have no new cases, but that seems really far-fetched.
Unfortunately, some of our elitist betters in the Partisan Press and Democrat politicians are pushing Chinese propaganda so hard that some of them have been “useful idiots” for the Chi-Coms.
This is China’s fault. Not the Chinese people, the communist Chinese government that hid the numbers, lied to the world, covered it up, and they are still lying.
China Lies and People Die. Never forget it.