A new report created by the Five Eyes intelligence alliance reveals that the Chinese government intentionally covered up evidence of the Coronavirus pandemic which has taken tens of thousands of lives worldwide. Australia’s Daily Telegraph newspaper obtained the 15-page document, which was compiled by the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The agencies called China’s actions an “assault on international transparency.”
The Five Eyes Dossier
The dossier documents the chronology of the Chinese government’s ongoing effort to conceal their role in the Coronavirus outbreak. These actions include destroying evidence, “disappearing” doctors who spoke out about the illness, and refusing to provide samples of the virus to scientists developing a vaccine.
According to the report, China’s government at the end of December started censoring any news involving COVID-19 on search engines and social media. They removed terms such as “SARS variation,” “Wuhan Seafood market,” and “Wuhan Unknown Pneumonia.”
On Jan 3, the country’s National Health Commission directed its officials to move virus samples to designated testing facilities or to destroy them. Only a couple of days later, Wuhan’s Municipal Health Commission halted the daily release of updates on the number of new Coronavirus cases. Wang Guanga, a specialist at Peking University First Hospital who was investigating the outbreak, announced on Jan 10 that the situation was “under control” and called it a “mild condition.” However, he would later admit he had been infected with the virus.
China’s government shut down a Shanghai professor’s lab after it revealed to the rest of the world data related to the Coronavirus’ genetic sequence. On Jan 24, officials prevented the Wuhan Institute of Virology from providing samples to a lab at the University of Texas.
The report also explains that, up until Jan 20, China’s government deceived the rest of the world into believing the virus could not be spread between humans, “despite evidence of human-human transmission from early December.” Additionally, the Five Eyes dossier affirmed that the World Health Organization (WHO), as many believe, had parroted China’s misinformation despite early warnings contradicting their public statements. The report explained that “officials in Taiwan raised concerns as early as December 31, as did experts in Hong Kong on January 4.”
The document covers China’s actions regarding travel in February. “Beijing [pressed] the US, Italy, India, Australia, Southeast Asian neighbours [sic] and others not to protect themselves via travel restrictions, even as [China] impose[d] severe restrictions at home,” the authors wrote. Even worse: “Millions of people [left] Wuhan after the outbreak and before Beijing lock[ed] down the city on January 23.”
Not only did the Chinese government try to conceal the severity of the Coronavirus, but it also pressured other nations to back off on holding them accountable. “As EU [European Union] diplomats prepare a report on the pandemic, [China] successfully presses Brussels to strike language on [China] disinformation,” the document explained.
The Origin Of The Virus
Beijing threatened to “cut off trade with Australia,” after the country called for an “independent inquiry into the pandemic.” Of the five nations that contributed to the report, only Australia seemed to believe that the virus originated in a wet market in Wuhan instead of being developed in a Chinese lab. However, U.S. intelligence officials informed Fox News that they were confident the virus was created in a Chinese lab as part of an effort to show that Beijing was on par with the United States in combating viruses.
President Donald Trump has also indicated that he had seen evidence pointing to a Chinese lab as the origin of COVID-19. When asked whether he had seen anything affirming these suspicions, he said, “Yes, I have. And I think that the World Health Organization should be ashamed of themselves because they’re like the public relations agency for China.”
The pandemic has prompted much discussion in the U.S. regarding its relationship with China. The fact that Beijing produces most of the medical resources that America could have used to react more quickly to the pandemic has caused some to call for a reimagining of trade relations between the two countries. But the question remains: Will Beijing’s role in the spread of the Coronavirus finally motivate the U.S. to alter its dealings with the Chinese regime?
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