The ChiComs have been putting on a big charm offensive lately, offering masks, medical equipment, and medical personnel to 89 countries who are attempting to cope with CCP virus infections. And of course, they trumpet that assistance via CCP-controlled media and useful idiots in the Western press. They falsely convey their magnanimity and altruism while masking their lies and prevarications about the virus that has cost thousands of lives outside Communist China.

Now, we have even more evidence that the cynical Chinese knew they had a serious virus problem well before informing the world with the paltry bits of data and information about the virus that they allowed to be dribbled out in mid- to late-January.

To set the timeline context first, here are a couple of cherry-picked data points from an excellent CCP virus timeline posted by Jim Geraghty of The National Review last week:

January 14: Wuhan city health authorities release another statement declaring, “Among the close contacts, no related cases were found.” Wuhan doctors have known this was false since early December, from the first victim and his wife, who did not visit the market.

The World Health Organization echoes China’s assessment: “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.

This is five or six weeks after the first evidence of human-to-human transmission in Wuhan.

January 19: The Chinese National Health Commission declares the virus “still preventable and controllable.” The World Health Organization updates its statement, declaring, “Not enough is known to draw definitive conclusions about how it is transmitted, the clinical features of the disease, the extent to which it has spread, or its source, which remains unknown.”

January 21: The CDC announced the first U.S. case of a the coronavirus in a Snohomish County, Wash., resident who returning from China six days earlier.

By this point, millions of people have left Wuhan, carrying the virus all around China and into other countries.

January 23: Chinese authorities announce their first steps for a quarantine of Wuhan. By this point, millions have already visited the city and left it during the Lunar New Year celebrations. Singapore and Vietnam report their first cases, and by now an unknown but significant number of Chinese citizens have traveled abroad as asymptomatic, oblivious carriers.

To summarize, the ChiComs were still reporting no evidence of human-to-human virus transmission as late as the third week in January, the same week in which the first case was detected in the US in Washington State. The ChiComs then announced the initiation of their Wuhan quarantine on 23 January. Keep this in mind as you read the next excerpt from The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) last Thursday:

As the coronavirus took hold in Wuhan earlier this year, staff from the Chinese government-backed global property giant Greenland Group were instructed to put their normal work on hold and source bulk supplies of essential medical items to ship back to China.

A whistleblower from the company has told the Herald it was a worldwide Greenland effort – and the Sydney office was no different, sourcing bulk supplies of surgical masks, thermometers, antibacterial wipes, hand sanitisers, gloves and Panadol for shipping.

The company even posted its efforts of packing pallets in the company’s Sydney headquarters on social media.

“Basically all employees, the majority of whom are Chinese, were asked to source whatever medical supplies they could,” one company insider told the Herald. This exercise went on for weeks through January and February, he said. [emphasis added!]

The entire accounts department, contract managers, the human resources team and even receptionists were sent on a mission to find bulk supplies of surgical masks, thermometers, antibacterial wipes, hand sanitisers, gloves and Panadol.

Did you catch that? For weeks in January and February, the ChiComs mobilized all employees of the Australia office of a Shanghai-headquartered Fortune Global 500 company to get their hands on any bulk medical supplies they could find for shipment to China. They sent out EVERYONE to scrounge for supplies, even including their receptionists! Why would they do that before initiating the Wuhan quarantine (and announcing that to the world)?

The question answers itself, doesn’t it? The ChiComs knew they had big problems in Hubei province (and in general) early on in January while they were still flimflamming the rest of the world on what they knew about the virus. And we’re supposed to believe that they’ve got the virus “under control” now? Here are Saturday’s virus statistics in China, as reported by CCP-controlled China Daily:

A total of 45 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and five deaths were reported Saturday on the Chinese mainland, bringing the two numbers up to 81,439 and 3,300, respectively, the commission said on Sunday morning.

With only one locally transmitted case in Central China’s Henan province, the rest of the infections were all imported cases detected from 15 provincial-level regions, the commission said.

Given the “timeline disconnect” discussed in this article, does anyone seriously believe that the ChiComs’ virus statistics for inside China reflect reality? Does anyone really think that a country of 1.4 billion people has just over 81,000 cases and 3,300 deaths while a country like Italy, with a population of approximately 60 million, has 98,000 cases and nearly 11,000 deaths? Where is the independent verification that Hubei province is back to any semblance of normality? And how many Chinese have really been infected and have died? We may never know.

The end.

Stu Cvrk
Stu Cvrk served 30 years in the US Navy in a variety of active and reserve capacities, with considerable operational experience in the Middle East and the Western Pacific. An oceanographer and systems analyst through education and experience, Stu is a graduate of the US Naval Academy where he received a classical liberal education which serves as the key foundation for his political commentary. He threads daily on Twitter on a wide range of political, military, foreign policy, government, economics, and world affairs topics.
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