Bombshell: China Knew Virus Was 'Severe' 'Epidemic' Nearly a Week Before Telling Public, Even As WHO Saying 'No Evidence' Communicable

In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping talks by video with patients and medical workers at the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. China’s president visited the center of the global virus outbreak Tuesday as Italy began a sweeping nationwide travel ban and people worldwide braced for the possibility of recession. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (Xie Huanchi/Xinhua via AP)

The AP is reporting some pretty huge news.

Remember how we and the rest of the world were told in a tweet from the World Health Organization on Jan. 14 that the Chinese hadn’t found evidence that the Wuhan coronavirus was communicable through human to human transmission?

Translation? Tamp down concerns, it’s not likely to be a problem.

The bombshell dropping now is leaked documents showing that not only did they know, but that even China’s President Xi Jinping had been advised, being told not only was it communicable but that it was a highly contagious ‘epidemic,’ according to the report.

The documents show that Xi knew that it was dire with the “risk of transmission and spread” “high” at least by January 14 at the latest, that same day WHO was spreading the false information pursuant to what China had told them.

From Daily Wire:

It has already been reported that Xi had taken control of China’s coronavirus response on January 7, but the AP’s report sheds light on when he knew that the outbreak was highly contagious. China did not tell the world that the coronavirus could be spread from human-to-human until January 20.

“In the six days after top Chinese officials secretly determined they likely were facing a pandemic from a new coronavirus, the city of Wuhan at the epicenter of the disease hosted a mass banquet for tens of thousands of people; millions began traveling through for Lunar New Year celebrations,” the AP reported. “President Xi Jinping warned the public on the seventh day, Jan. 20. But by that time, more than 3,000 people had been infected during almost a week of public silence, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press and expert estimates based on retrospective infection data.”

That allowed thousands of people to be infected and then they traveled all around the world, spreading it everywhere.

Zuo-Feng Zhang, an epidemiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, told the AP that the revelation is “tremendous.”

“If they took action six days earlier, there would have been much fewer patients and medical facilities would have been sufficient,” Zhang said. “We might have avoided the collapse of Wuhan’s medical system.”

“The six-day delay by China’s leaders in Beijing came on top of almost two weeks during which the national Center for Disease Control did not register any cases from local officials, internal bulletins obtained by the AP confirm,” the AP continued. “Yet during that time, from Jan. 5 to Jan. 17, hundreds of patients were appearing in hospitals not just in Wuhan but across the country.”

So once again, not only weren’t they telling the public, but they weren’t even reporting the cases, because that would have revealed it was likely communicable and could have been picked up by other countries.

The head of China’s National Health Commission, Ma Xiaowei, identified the danger in a memo on Jan. 14 of a teleconference with provincial health officials, advising them of the instructions of President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and Vice Premier Sun Chunlan Xi.

“The epidemic situation is still severe and complex, the most severe challenge since SARS in 2003, and is likely to develop into a major public health event.”

A section of the memo titled “sober understanding of the situation,” stated that “clustered cases suggest that human-to-human transmission is possible.”

“With the coming of the Spring Festival, many people will be traveling, and the risk of transmission and spread is high,” the memo said. “All localities must prepare for and respond to a pandemic.”

Moreover, despite the fact that they went on highest alert in their country, the memo itself said that that the information should not be “publicly disclosed.” So again, keep it from the rest of the world, even don’t fully inform their own public.

As we have previously reported, according to one study, they could have alleviated 95% of the cases had they not tried to cover it up and been honest from the beginning.

This was a costly lie, that not only hurt themselves, but deceived the rest of the world, as Dr. Deborah Birx has previously explained.

Since it all came out, they still have been lying about the number of cases and the number of deaths, which again is deceptive when you’re trying to make judgments as to appropriate behavior based upon what was happening there. You might know they were likely lying, but you’re in the dark as to how much and as to what the real numbers are. Lying about the number of cases and claiming there were only about 3300 deaths was remarkably deceptive, given the information we know now.

According to the Daily Wire, citing a Wall St. Journal report, U.S. intelligence has advised the White House that China is underreporting both deaths and cases.

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) reported last week that a “conservative estimation” found that China’s initial outbreak produced 2.9 million coronavirus cases in China and up to 136,000 deaths — a far cry from the roughly 83,000 cases and 3,300 deaths that China has reported.

Wow. That would tailor to the stories about over 40,000 urns in Wuhan, it’s clearly so much more than the 3300.

This is even worse than everything we heard before. There has to be a reckoning for all this.