A groundbreaking report by the Five Eyes intelligence alliance sheds light on China’s coronavirus coverup and provides more credibility to the theory that the virus might have leaked from a virology lab.
Canada is a member of the Five Eyes, along with the US, the UK, New Zealand and Australia.
The 15-page document goes into detail about the Chinese Communist Party’s lack of transparency and its efforts to downplay the severity of the pandemic.
It claims that China participated in a “deadly denial of human-to-human transmission.” According to the document, intelligence shows that China knew the virus could spread among humans “from early December,” but chose to deny the claim for over a month.
During the early stages of the outbreak, Chinese government talking points were parroted by the World Health Organization (WHO), who has been accused of kowtowing to the CCP.
One tweet by the WHO from January 14 spread the false claim made by Chinese officials that there was no “human-to-human transmission,” despite warnings from Taiwan that it had been detected.
The intelligence dossier also references how the Chinese National Health Commission allegedly ordered that virus samples were to be destroyed and issued a publication ban on the outbreak.
The dossier alleges the CCP took part in active “suppression and destruction of evidence” and censored news and search engines in an effort to conceal its spread.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has resisted calls to lay blame for the global pandemic with the Chinese government.
When asked a question about the theory that the coronavirus could have emerged from a laboratory, Trudeau told reporters that it was “too early to draw firm conclusions.”
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that there is “significant” evidence that points to a possible lab origin.
Recently, Chinese Ambassador Cong Peiwu praised Trudeau for having a “cool-headed” approach to China in contrast to alleged US “smears.”
“China is sharing experience while the U.S. is smearing China. China has actively shared epidemic information and anti-epidemic experience with the WHO and many other countries including Canada.” said Cong.
“I believe that Canada has adopted a cool-headed approach.”