A United States funded Chinese news organization RFA_NEWS was the first to report on the new strain of Corona Virus back in December of 2019, proving the United States as well as the Chinese government knew of the virus and its severity well before precautions were taken to save lives abroad.
On December 30th 2019, a United States government funded media company called RFA China (Radio Free China) had reported of a “SARS corona virus” in the Chinese city of Wuhan that had infected twenty seven people with symptoms of “pneumonia”. The video posted by RFA China shows government employees power washing city streets and buildings in an attempt to quell the spread of the “unknown” virus.
武汉市发现 27例“不明原因肺炎”，當地不断传出消息指病原体为SARS冠状病毒。南方都市报致电卫健委和疾控中心，回应是“不能断定”为SARS，即暂未确定，而非否认，是要等国家卫健委实验室的结果来定论。人民日报指即使是SARS，有以往的经验，大家也不用慌。 pic.twitter.com/9xm1oRsU5u
— 自由亚洲电台 (@RFA_Chinese) December 31, 2019
Translation: “Twenty-seven cases of “unknown cause of pneumonia” have been found in Wuhan, and there have been repeated local reports that the pathogen is SARS coronavirus. Southern Metropolis Daily called the Health and Medical Commission and the CDC, and the response was “cannot be determined” as SARS, that is, not yet determined, not denied, but to wait for the results of the National Health and Medical Commission’s laboratory to conclude. People’s Daily stated that even if it is SARS, everyone should not panic if they have previous experience.”
RFA NEWS (Radio Free Asia) is a US government–funded, nonprofit international broadcasting corporation that broadcasts and publishes online news, information and commentary to readers and listeners in East Asia. Its self-stated mission is “to provide accurate and timely news and information to Asian countries whose governments prohibit access to a free press.”
RFA NEWS is funded by a grant from the U.S. Agency for Global Media (formerly the “Broadcasting Board of Governors”) which is an independent agency of the US government. A short-lived earlier incarnation of Radio Free Asia also existed in the 1950s, as an anti-Communist propaganda operation funded by the CIA.
Below is a screenshot of Radio Free Asia’s homepage for China. The majority of their reporting consists of pro-revolutionary Hong Kong propaganda and Corona Virus outbreak information.
TRUMP DID NOT KNOW
Independent agencies of the United States federal government exist outside of the federal executive departments and the Executive Office of the President. These agencies, while managed by the executive branch, are independent of presidential control, usually because the president’s power to dismiss the agency head or a member is limited.
If us government funded Chinese propaganda were aware of the Corona Virus outbreak in December 2019, why didn’t the US government act sooner to shut down the border with this country and inform the general public of the looming crisis?