Chinese Lab Mapped Coronavirus Two Weeks Before Telling the World
A Chinese researcher isolated and mapped the virus that causes covid-19 at least two weeks before China shared the viral sequence with the rest of the world, United States Department of Health documents obtained by a House committee on January 17 revealed.
Virologist Lili Ren of the Institute of Pathogen Biology in Beijing uploaded a nearly complete sequence of the virus’s structure to a U.S. government-run database on Dec. 28, 2019. At the time, Chinese officials were still describing the outbreak in Wuhan as a virus “of unknown cause,” and it had not yet spread outside of China.
China did not publicly release the virus’s sequence until Jan. 11, 2020. Specialists say those two weeks could have been crucial in studying the virus and developing effective measures to contain it.
The new information shows that, even more than four years since the outbreak, the world still doesn’t have the full truth regarding the pandemic’s origin.
The Trumpet says: The more light that is shined onto the dark origins of covid-19, the clearer it is that the Chinese Communist Party deliberately suppressed reports about the outbreak and, in some cases, even destroyed evidence of it.
Rather than trying to contain the outbreak, the Chinese National Health Commission ordered institutions not to publish anything about the “unknown disease.” … The Communists covered up the virus’s true origins and turned what should have been a local outbreak into a global pandemic.
–Gerald Flurry, Trumpet editor in chief, “Was the Coronavirus Crisis Engineered?”