The entire coronavirus outbreak has been confusing from the beginning, and now Americans want answers,
especially from the World Health Organization,
which seemed to help China cover up the situation.
Intelligence reports have confirmed that China has lied all along about the severity of the outbreak
of COVID-19, and at least one Senator is demanding that the World Health Organization answer
for its apparent assistance in covering up the pandemic.
Breitbart News reported:
Communist officials in China have hidden the severity of the coronavirus outbreak within
their borders, under-reporting both total cases and fatalities linked to the disease,
the U.S. intelligence community reportedly confirmed in a classified report to the White House.
Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, is the birthplace of the novel coronavirus illness (COVID-19).
During the early stages of the epidemic in China that was later deemed a global pandemic by the
World Health Organization (WHO), Beijing hid the extent of the viral outbreak,
muzzling and jailing whistleblowers and critics in a move that allowed the disease to
gain a firm foothold across the world.
Citing three officials familiar with the classified report issued by the American intelligence community,
Bloomberg revealed on Wednesday:
The officials asked not to be identified because the report is secret and declined to detail its contents.
But the thrust, they said, is that China’s public reporting on cases and deaths is intentionally incomplete.
Two of the officials said the report concludes that China’s numbers are fake.
The report was received by the White House last week, one of the officials said.
Health officials detected the first case of the coronavirus in China in mid-November 2019.
Yet, the Asian giant has publicly reported fewer cases and fatalities than the United States,
where officials diagnosed the first person with coronavirus in late January.
Communist China has revised its methodology for counting cases several times.
For weeks, the country ignored asymptomatic cases entirely.
This week, it finally added over 1,500 cases of people without symptoms to its tally.
On Tuesday, Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force,
lambasted the incomplete Chinese data, saying it misled experts on the seriousness
of the deadly and highly contagious disease.
“I think the medical community interpreted the Chinese data as that this was serious
but smaller than anyone expected,” she declared.
“Because I think probably we were missing a significant amount of the data.”
Dr. Birx conceded that when she saw early data from China reporting only 50,000 cases of
the coronavirus among the 80 million in Hubei province, she felt that the threat was similar to
that of SARS, which had 8,098 cases globally and 774 deaths.
It was not until information came out of countries such as Italy,
Spain, and South Korea that experts began to see the full picture of the disease’s devastation, she indicated.
While China eventually imposed a strict lockdown beyond those of less autocratic nations,
there has been considerable skepticism of China’s reported numbers, both outside and within the country.
China is not the only country with suspect public reporting.
Western officials have pointed to Iran, Russia, Indonesia, and especially North Korea,
which has not reported a single case of the disease, as probable under-counts.
Others, including Saudi Arabia and Egypt, may also be playing down their numbers.
On March 25, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted China’s
“intentional disinformation campaign,”
drawing the ire of Beijing.
“At the beginning of this, when it was clear that this was an issue, China knew about it,
they were the first country to know about the risk to the world from this virus, and they
repeatedly delayed sharing that information with the globe,” Pompeo proclaimed.
On Tuesday, Rick Scott called for Congress to launch an investigation into WHO’s ties with China,
and how that organization helped cover-up the crisis by furthering communist propaganda about the pandemic.
The National Review reported:
The WHO needs
“to be held accountable for their role in promoting misinformation and helping Communist China cover up a global pandemic,”
Scott said in a statement.
“We know Communist China is lying about how many cases and deaths they have . .
. and the WHO never bothered to investigate further.
Their inaction cost lives.”
China has reported 83,059 cases of coronavirus with 3,305 deaths, according to the New York Times.
However, residents of the city of Wuhan, where the pandemic began, are skeptical of the figures
and believe far more people have died from the illness.
Various reports indicate China has not regained control of the outbreak.
“As soon as Congress is back in session,”
Scott said, “there should be a hearing, along with a full investigation, to review whether American taxpayers should continue to spend millions of dollars every year to fund an organization that willfully parroted propaganda from the Chinese Communist Party.”
The U.S. provides 15 percent of the WHO’s annual budget, while China funds 0.2 percent.
China has successfully prevented Taiwan from becoming a WHO a member state, a policy that
Taiwan has alleged impeded the organization’s early response to the pandemic.
Taiwanese health officials have said their colleagues in the WHO did not relay early reports
by Taiwanese doctors indicating possible human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus.
“While the [WHO] provides a platform for all countries to share information on the epidemic
and their response, none of the information shared by our country’s [Centers for Disease Control] is being put
Taiwanese vice president Chen Chien-jen told the Financial Times.
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