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The global pushback against China

China | Governments and individuals around the world want answers—and reparations—from China
by June Cheng
Posted 5/07/20, 05:35 pm

How did the coronavirus pandemic begin? Where did the virus originate? Did it jump from an animal to a human at a Wuhan seafood market? Or did it accidentally escape a nearby laboratory known to perform experiments on coronavirus-carrying bats?

Months into the outbreak, with more than 3.6 million infections that have upended almost every society around the world, the answers to these basic questions still remain murky. The reason is China’s unwillingness to allow investigations or inquiry into the virus’s origin, along with an initial cover-up of its existence. 

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COVID-19: A timeline

Coronavirus | Chinese subterfuge leaves the world in the dark as a pandemic spreads
by Mindy Belz, Angela Lu Fulton, Onize Ohikere & Michelle Schlavin
Posted 5/07/20, 04:20 pm

November 17

A 55-year-old in China’s central Hubei province is the first known person to contract the disease COVID-19 caused by the new coronavirus (according to Chinese government data revealed in March 2020).

December 8

Date established by the World Health Organization (WHO) of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 reported by Chinese authorities. An analysis of the first 41 patients found 27 had direct exposure to a Wuhan seafood market, although this case did not.

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Whistleblower: U.S. officials ignored pandemic warnings

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/06/20, 12:17 pm

A complaint from a former U.S. health official accuses the Trump administration of failing to act on critical information about the coronavirus pandemic. Rick Bright, who led the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority at the U.S.

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