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Intelligence agencies skewer China

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/04/20, 12:46 pm

The Chinese government knowingly covered up the severity of the new coronavirus, according to a group of intelligence agencies from five countries. The Daily Telegraph of Australia published a scathing 15-page dossier on Saturday from the “Five Eyes” group, which includes intelligence officials from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

What’s in the memo? The group accuses Chinese officials of destroying laboratory evidence, silencing doctors, and refusing to provide live virus samples to international scientists working on vaccines. The memo also says the Chinese government endangered other countries by denying the new coronavirus could pass from person to person, hindering international investigators.

Dig deeper: Read June Cheng’s report about how the World Health Organization parroted Chinese misinformation about COVID-19.

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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a political reporter for WORLD's Washington Bureau. She is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Harvest resides in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @HarvestPrude.

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  • Big Jim
    Posted: Mon, 05/04/2020 02:21 pm

    Umm, well they are Communists, right? What was everybody expecting?

  • OldMike
    Posted: Mon, 05/04/2020 05:00 pm

    Excellent point, Big Jim!  Too bad we have some who refuse to believe it. 

  • K&
    Posted: Thu, 05/07/2020 10:46 am

    Good SIFT article- thanks!