Contradicting the initial belief that it originated from someone eating bat, it’s starting to look like those who theorized that the coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan lab were right all along.
While there is no evidence to support the assertion that the virus was created as a bio-weapon, the evidence is piling up that it did escape from a lab. A senior official told the Daily Caller over the weekend that the “majority view among the U.S. intelligence community agencies is that the COVID-19 is natural and accidentally leaked out of a laboratory in Wuhan.” Another senior intelligence official told Fox News’ John Roberts that not all seventeen intelligence agencies agree, but that 70-75% do.
And last night President Trump himself told Fox News that the White House would release “conclusive evidence” that the virus originated in a lab.
It’s becoming crystal clear that China always knew more than they led on – and according to a DHS document, covering up the truth isn’t all they were up to.
As reported by the Associated Press:
U.S. officials believe China covered up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak — and how contagious the disease is — to stock up on medical supplies needed to respond to it, intelligence documents show.
Chinese leaders “intentionally concealed the severity” of the pandemic from the world in early January, according to a four-page Department of Homeland Security intelligence report dated May 1 and obtained by The Associated Press. The revelation comes as the Trump administration has intensified its criticism of China, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying Sunday that that country was responsible for the spread of disease and must be held accountable.
Not classified but marked “for official use only,” the DHS analysis states that, while downplaying the severity of the coronavirus, China increased imports and decreased exports of medical supplies. It attempted to cover up doing so by “denying there were export restrictions and obfuscating and delaying provision of its trade data,” the analysis states.
The report also says China held off informing the World Health Organization that the coronavirus “was a contagion” for much of January so it could order medical supplies from abroad — and that its imports of face masks and surgical gowns and gloves increased sharply.
Those conclusions are based on the 95% probability that China’s changes in imports and export behavior were not within normal range, according to the report.
Amusingly, the Associated Press editorializes that while China was simultaneously suppressing the truth while hoarding medical supplies, there’s “no public evidence to suggest it was an intentional plot to buy up the world’s medical supplies.”
And that’s partially true – but only because there were also a million other reasons China was covering up what would soon become a global pandemic, too.