Chinese Communist Party Ordered Wuhan Medics to Cover-Up Human Transmission of COVID
Whistleblowers reveal China's plot to hide impact of coronavirus from rest of the world
Wuhan medics have been secretly filmed admitting they knew how dangerous COVID-19 was when it began to wreak havoc in China but say they were ordered by the ruling Chinese Communist Party to cover it up.
Medical professionals in Wuhan say they knew about coronavirus deaths as early as December 2019.
However, it was mid-January before China first reported a fatality to the World Health Organization (WHO).
They also realized that the virus was passing between humans, but hospitals were told "not to tell the truth."
Calls to scrap Lunar New Year festivities were rejected because authorities wanted to "present a harmonious and prosperous society."
The testimony is revealed in a new documentary by British broadcaster ITV, called Outbreak: The Virus That Shook The World, and flies in the face of China's denials that it covered up the epidemic in its earliest days.
The show aired on Sky TV Tuesday and tells “the dramatic global story of the first year of Covid-19, tracing the devastation caused by the spread of the virus across four continents.”
The documentary features medical professionals in Wuhan stating that in early December 2019, they discovered that people had died from the virus.
“We all felt there shouldn’t be any doubt about human-to-human transmission,” one medic states.
“We knew this virus transmitted from human-to-human," another medic said.
"But when we attended a hospital meeting, we were told not to speak out.
"The provincial leaders told the hospitals not to tell the truth.”
“As late as January 12, the WHO was saying there was ‘no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission’ and said it was ‘reassured of the quality’ of China’s response,” The Daily Mail notes.
“By January 21, when the WHO issued its first situation report on the virus, the disease had infected at least 278 people in China and spread to three other countries.”
On Monday, a panel commissioned by WHO admitted:
“What is clear to the panel is that public health measures could have been applied more forcefully by local and national health authorities in China in January."
As the Associated Press reported last June, WHO initially lauded China:
“Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus.
"It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map of the virus ‘immediately,’ and said its work and commitment to transparency were ‘very impressive, and beyond words.’”
Dr. Yi-Chun Lo, the deputy director-general of the Centers for Disease Control in Taiwan, stated, “The very early outbreak management was just a mess, a failure.
"I think the pandemic could have been avoided at the beginning if China was transparent about the outbreak and was quick to provide necessary information to the world.”
Dr. Yin-Ching Chuang, from the Infectious Diseases Prevention and Treatment Network in Taiwan, asserted that he and his team persisted in trying to visit China to ascertain whether there were human-to-human transmissions, and finally were given a sliver of truth.
“We asked a lot of questions, very unwillingly they finally came out and said limited human-to-human transmission can’t be ruled out,” he said.
“What was the scale of infection? How big was this epidemic? How many patients were affected?
"We didn’t know. Only they knew this.
"Why didn’t China inform other countries of this human-to-human matter earlier?”