The Associated Press reports, “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.

“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.”

As the virus began to spread the Chinese government lied, “We have reached the latest understanding that the risk of sustained human-to-human transmission is low,” said Li Qun on Chinese television.

Li is the chief of a Chinese government medical emergency center. He said this on January 15th. He likely knew at that point that human to human spread was confirmed. That was the same day Li was appointed leader of a group preparing emergency plans for a virus response, a CDC notice shows. If Li really believed there was no human to human transmission, then why prepare a response?

Six days. Those were days that could have saved countless lives. Yet the Chinese were silent. It is amazing that American Democrats support them in their continual campaign to lie about their part in the beginning of the virus. Perhaps it is socialist to socialist courtesy.

“This is tremendous,” said Dr. Zuo-Feng Zhang, an epidemiologist at UCLA. “If they took action six days earlier, there would have been much fewer patients and medical facilities would have been sufficient. We might have avoided the collapse of Wuhan’s medical system.”

Six days. “Doctors in Wuhan were afraid,” said Dali Yang, a professor of Chinese affairs at the University of Chicago. “It was truly intimidation of an entire profession.” And it cost lives the world over.

This piece was written by PoliZette Staff on April 15, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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