Dong Fang via Wikimedia Commons

A new report is shedding light on the extent to which China’s authoritarian government knew about the dangers of the novel coronavirus, only to bury it.

Laboratories in Wuhan identified COVID-19 as a particularly dangerous pathogen in late December but they were ordered by the government to stop their research, destroy evidence, and suppress the news.

China’s communist party is now racing to suppress the story. (The Times)

A regional health official in Wuhan, centre of the outbreak, demanded the destruction of the lab samples that established the cause of unexplained viral pneumonia on January 1. China did not acknowledge there was human-to-human transmission until more than three weeks later.

The detailed revelations by Caixin Global, a respected independent publication, provide the clearest evidence yet of the scale of the cover-up in the crucial early weeks when the opportunity was lost to control the outbreak.

Censors have already begun purging the report from the Chinese internet and Beijing is banishing U.S. journalists from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Washington Post.

This story is developing. Stay with American Action News for the latest updates.

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Richard Hora
Richard Hora
9 months ago

You have to ask “Why would they do that?”

Allan
Allan
9 months ago
Reply to  Richard Hora

Well, ask Hillary why SHE did that.

Cris
Cris
9 months ago
Reply to  Allan

This time it was Pelosi the bitch she hates trurmp so much, she is willing to kill half of the Us. What a piece of work. God will fix her up soon.

A J Lamm
A J Lamm
9 months ago

Because they are monkeying around with bio-weapons.

EVA LAKE
9 months ago

you really think China had a lot to d0 sine last year 2019 March even a Trump knew,China did it on purpose wants to the one with a very strong economic, after all even if the loose 500.000 Chinese they still have 2,000 millions of Chinese s almost half of the population of our planet, remember when they three gas to Japan train, you cannot trust China, and we Americans sent our fabrics to Europe everything was MADE IN CHINA, our ignorant politicians including Obama, never thought he was going to be a President, he was a rich people, then the ignorance of Trump, a self made millionaire because of his father, not even he had been to war,in the meantime China sent ther people and sold everything and anything, not one product was made in the US,companies like Dell operated from India,Samsung,GE Mexico, shoes from viet Nam, countries like the US, Spain, open their doors to Chinese, stores stock up with Chinese junk like Dollar Store, even MACYS,
WHO TO BLAME US..THE US. HOW CAN CHINA CONTROL THE VIRUS AND US BEIBG NUMBER ONE WE CAN’T, MAYBE THEY WANT ALL PEOPLE TO GO LESS SOCIAL SECURITY TI OAY, LESS MEDICARE,MEDICAID AND HOSPITALS, FREE LIVING LIKE IN MIAMI UNDER PLAN 8..THINK ABOUT IT.HOW ABOUT RUSSIA.HOW MANY THEY HAVE?NONE?? NO ONE TALKS ABOUT Russia, cHINA KNOWS American ARE EASY,RUSSIAN WOULD NOT HESITATE SENDING A BOMB TO CHINA.

Dan Winright
Dan Winright
9 months ago
Reply to  EVA LAKE

Idiot. The dumbocraps handed our manufacturing jobs to china, because they share a globalised dream.