by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/15/20, 12:11 pm
Leaked documents obtained by the Associated Press confirmed that Chinese government officials secretly knew the novel coronavirus could become a pandemic in mid-January. According to a memo from a confidential teleconference on Jan. 14, National Health Commission head Ma Xiaowei said the epidemic was “the most severe” since the SARS outbreak in 2003. He also warned of a possible pandemic. But Chinese leader Xi Jinping waited until Jan. 20 to warn the public.