'Five Eyes' intelligence report confirms China lied, people died
A damning dossier leaked from the “Five Eyes” intelligence alliance states that China lied to the world about human-to-human transmission of the virus, disappeared whistleblowers and refused to hand over virus samples so the West could make a vaccine.
The bombshell 15-page research document also indicated that the virus was leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a claim initially dismissed as a conspiracy theory because Chinese officials insisted the virus came from the local wet markets, according to multiple news reports in January and February.
At the same time, a senior intelligence source told Fox News that while most intelligence agencies believe Wuhan coronavirus originated in the Wuhan Level IV research lab — a lab that doesn’t come close to meeting worldwide Level IV standards. The virus was thought to have been released accidentally.
The report from the intelligence-sharing alliance of the five leading English-speaking countries, the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada called China’s shady handling of the virus “an assault on international transparency.”
The paper described how China downplayed the outbreak around the world while wildly scrambling to bury all traces of the disease at home, including bleaching wet market stalls, censoring the growing evidence of asymptomatic carriers of the virus and stonewalling sample requests from other countries
Beijing started censoring search engines as early as December to stop Internet surfing related to the virus, according to the report. The World Health Organization went along with China’s claims and also denied human-to-human transmission of the virus despite concern from neighboring countries.
As of Friday night, the WHO's official Twitter account still featured a tweet from Jan. 14 that stated: "Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China."
Intelligence gathering showed that China had “evidence of human-human transmission from early December,” but continued to deny it could spread this way until January 20, according to the dossier.
The document pointed out China imposed travel bans on people traveling throughout the nation, but continued to tell the rest of the world travel bans were unnecessary. They even allowed nearly five million Chinese from the Wuhan area to travel internationally, knowing the virus could be transmitted from one person to another.
A Saturday Telegraph report includes a timeline of Chinese obfuscation. On Jan. 5, for example, Wuhan's Municipal Health Commission stopped releasing daily updates on the number of new cases and would not resume them for 13 days. On Jan. 10, Wang Guanga, a respiratory specialist at Peking University First Hospital who had been investigating the outbreak, said it was "under control" and largely a "mild condition." (Wang himself would disclose 12 days later that he had been infected with the virus.)
Two days later, on Jan. 12, a Shanghai professor's lab was closed down after it shared data on the virus' genetic sequence with the outside world. On Jan. 24, Chinese officials stopped the Wuhan Institute of Virology from sharing virus samples with a lab at the University of Texas.
Perhaps most damningly, the dossier states that Chinese authorities denied that the virus could be spread between humans until Jan. 20, "despite evidence of human-human transmission from early December."
Knowing full well the Wuhan coronavirus was easily passed through human-to-human contact, the Chinese nonetheless allowed five million people from the Wuhan area to travel internationally, even while restricting the ability to travel into or out of Wuhan within China itself. (Photo: China News via Reuters)
The Saturday Telegraph report does present one apparent point of divergence between the allied governments, with Australia believing the coronavirus most likely originated in the Wuhan wet market and putting the chances it accidentally leaked from a lab at "5 percent."
By contrast, ACV Reports described an April 15 U.S. intelligence officials were, and continue to be, increasingly confident that coronavirus likely originated in the Wuhan lab. Further, the escape of the virus was a consequence of China's attempt to demonstrate that its efforts to identify and combat viruses are equal to or greater than the capabilities of the United States.
President Trump said Thursday that he's seen evidence suggesting the virus came from the lab. His response followed Fox News and others news organizations asking if he knew of anything that gave him confidence that the outbreak originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
"Yes, I have," he replied, " I think that the World Health Organization should be ashamed of themselves because they’re like the public relations agency for China."
Multiple sources previously have previously told ACV Reports and others that it is believed standards in Wuhan were disregarded before the virus leaked, prompting Beijing to initiate a cover-up. Sources also claimed the WHO was complicit from the beginning in helping China cover its tracks.
The WHO and China continue to deny any wrongdoing.
The Five Eyes dossier goes on to state that throughout February, "Beijing [pressed] the US [sic], Italy, India, Australia, Southeast Asian neighbours [sic] and others not to protect themselves via travel restrictions, even as [China] impose[d] severe restrictions at home."
At the same time, the file states: "Millions of people [left] Wuhan after the outbreak and before Beijing lock[ed] down the city on January 23,” thus confirming the reports published by ACV Reports and others last month.
The dossier continues with a litany of Chinese defensiveness, stating: “As EU [European Union] diplomats prepare a report on the pandemic, [China] successfully presses Brussels to strike language on [China] disinformation."
Similarly, “As Australia calls for an independent inquiry into the pandemic, [China] threatens to cut off trade with Australia. [China] has likewise responded furiously to US [sic] calls for transparency.”
As ACV Reports has flatly stated in op/ed pieces over the last month, China has committed an act of war against the entire world. They must pay the price for their lies, hubris and subterfuge.
Whether that be by increased tariffs, seizures of Chinese properties in the various countries around the world is of no matter. That they must pay in of utmost importance.