At this time, the whole world is closed and people practice self-isolation while keeping their distance from each other while in public. This is all due to the corona virus that started in late December 2019. Now in April 2020, more than 2 million are infected with an increasing death toll. There does not seem to be a cure and most countries were not even prepared for this. But new reports indicate that China may have known more than they let out.

1 A possible cover-up

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the city of Wuhan in China has been under enormous surveillance throughout the world. Many experts have claimed that the Chinese government knows more than they tell us. Reports also indicate that they tried to patent a possible cure for the disease and knew that it could be carried by humans.

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2 The information provided by China

According to the information provided by China, they apparently knew nothing but the existence of the virus. They did not know that it could become a pandemic and that it could be easily carried by people. But new reports suggest these are all lies and the Chinese government knew much more than they said.

The Information Provided By China

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3 China Knew It Could Be A Pandemic

Information Received From A Phone Call on January 14, 2020 by Ma Xiaowei, the head of the National Health Commission. During the call, he heard top officials say that the virus can be transmitted between people and that a pandemic is on its way.

China knew it could become a pandemic

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4 But they decided to lie to the public

China knew of the true severity of the virus, but chose to say publicly that there was "no evidence" of human-to-human transmission. The World Health Organization (WHO) relied on that advice to guide policies and advice that other countries relied on. China waited six days to finally tell the truth.

Human-to-human transmission of coronavirus

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5 The truth emerged on January 20

President Xi Jinping eventually warned China and the rest of the world about the severity of the virus on January 20, the same day that a Chinese epidemiologist acknowledged a human-to-human transmission. But why did they remain silent for 6 days while the world panicked? New reports highlighting this issue put China in a very bad light.

Chinese epidemiologist has admitted human to human transmission

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