I went searching for information on the Wuhan Institute of Virology, one of the laboratories operated by the Chinese government near the outbreak of COVID-19. Just for kicks I used the search feature to see if they had anything about the virus.
Nope. Nothing to see here.
Disturbing news stories are popping up about China and this virus.
In the six days after top Chinese officials secretly determined they likely were facing a pandemic from a new coronavirus, the city of Wuhan at the epicenter of the disease hosted a mass banquet for tens of thousands of people; millions began traveling through for Lunar New Year celebrations.
President Xi Jinping warned the public on the seventh day, Jan. 20. But by that time, more than 3,000 people had been infected during almost a week of public silence, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press and expert estimates based on retrospective infection data.
Two years before the novel coronavirus pandemic upended the world, U.S. Embassy officials visited a Chinese research facility in the city of Wuhan several times and sent two official warnings back to Washington about inadequate safety at the lab, which was conducting risky studies on coronaviruses from bats. The cables have fueled discussions inside the U.S. government about whether this or another Wuhan lab was the source of the virus — even though conclusive proof has yet to emerge.
There is authoritative and compelling evidence — including a study from the University of Southampton — that if interventions in China had been conducted three weeks earlier, transmission of COVID-19 could have been reduced by 95 percent.
For 40 days, President Xi Jinping’s CPC concealed, destroyed, falsified, and fabricated information about the rampant spread of COVID-19 through its state-sanctioned massive surveillance and suppression of data; its misrepresentation of information; its silencing and criminalizing of its dissent; and its disappearance of its whistleblowers.
This week on Heart Health Radio, we’ll discuss China. By the way, Dr. Franklin Wefald has mentioned that there have been attacks on Asian people around the world in the wake of the pandemic. This is irrational and evil. If any group is to blame, the Chinese government or the Chinese Communist Party should share blame as their inaction early in the crisis caused the virus to spread quickly.
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