American Intelligence agencies have confirmed what many Americans knew months ago, China lied about the extent of the COVID-19 outbreak, hampering international response and resulting in a catastrophic loss of life.
Fact: China lied. We can’t trust any information coming from the Chinese Communist Party.
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) April 1, 2020
Trump government officials assumed China’s virus numbers weren’t accurate, now intel shows it.
Vice President Mike Pence claimed Wednesday that “The reality is that we could have been better off if China had been more forthcoming,”
Donald Trump has claimed numerous times that China’s government has been “very secretive” regarding the outbreak and that because of this the American response was delayed, causing major loss of life.
President Trump: "China was very secretive." pic.twitter.com/YsfPquKHgB
— The Hill (@thehill) March 22, 2020
This all comes after months of researchers sounding the alarm over the WHO / Chinese joint efforts at proliferating disinformation around the globe so as to protect Chinas image amid the international crisis.
On January 14 The Who claimed that “Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the navel Corona Virus”
Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China🇨🇳. pic.twitter.com/Fnl5P877VG
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 14, 2020
There have been many claims that the World Health Organization has been covering up for the Chinese government. Recent revelations leave little doubt to this being the case.
WHO thanks the Chinese authorities for their commitment to sharing information on the novel #coronavirus (2019-nC0V) as they continue intensive surveillance and follow-up measures, including environmental investigations in #China🇨🇳 pic.twitter.com/ZOTCqsGTCr
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 11, 2020