U.S. Intelligence has reportedly confirmed that China has been lying to the world about the seriousness of the COVID-19 crisis In the country, by fabricating the number of cases and deaths.
“China’s public reporting on cases and deaths is intentionally incomplete,” Bloomberg News reported, according to three U.S. officials that it spoke to. “Two of the officials said the report concludes that China’s numbers are fake.”
President Trump and the rest of the White House received the classified report last week detailing China’s evident lies.
“The reality is that we could have been better off if China had been more forthcoming,” Vice President Mike Pence told CNN in an interview on Wednesday. “What appears evident now is that long before the world learned in December that China was dealing with this, and maybe as much as a month earlier than that, that the outbreak was real in China.”
White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Deborah Birx pointed out that the slow response from governments across the globe resulted from China’s inaccurate public data.
“The medical community interpreted the Chinese data as, this was serious, but smaller,” she said. “Because, I think, probably we were missing a significant amount of the data.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper highlighted a report yesterday from Radio Free Asia that stated that the number of deaths that China reported is significantly lower than the truth. RFA reported:
“Wuhan resident Chen Yaohui told RFA that city officials have been handing out 3,000 yuan in “funeral allowances” to the families of the dead in exchange for their silence.
“There have been a lot of funerals in the past few days, and the authorities are handing out 3,000 yuan in hush money to families who get their loved ones’ remains laid to rest ahead of Qing Ming,” he said, in a reference to the traditional grave tending festival on April 5.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, China has been accused of multiple coverups. It has shifted its timeline on what it knew and when it knew it and has gone after critics, doctors and whistleblowers trying to sound the alarm.
In recent weeks, China has launched a coordinated campaign to boost its global image. It has rebranded itself, attempted a reboot of its economy and sold supplies (sometimes fake ones) to hard-hit countries struggling to contain the virus within their borders.
“The only thing better than playing themselves as a victim is showing that they can emerge as a resilient hero,” Greg Barbaccia, an expert in counterintelligence, insider threat and corporate espionage, told Fox News.
Barbaccia, who spent five years on active duty as an intelligence sergeant in the U.S. Army, said China is taking advantage of the current economic landscape and using it to their advantage as other countries like Italy and Iran struggle
China has benefitted on multiple fronts, pumping its people full of false propaganda celebrating the governments control over COVID-19 while promising millions of dollars to the World Health Organization in exchange for a number of public accolades.
A U.N. report released Wednesday praised China for sharing the genetic sequence of COVID-19 but failed to realize that China largely delayed reporting its first case of the virus.
Documents reveal that China knew about the coronavirus and its dangers two months prior to sharing its information with the rest of the world, a crucial two months that could have helped the rest of the world save millions of lives.