2 months ago, China told the world coronavirus was not contagious

by Daniel Payne · Mar 18th, 2020 2:09 pm

Further underscoring the Chinese government's role in bungling early intervention in the coronavirus pandemic, a tweet from January reminds the world that China initially claimed the disease was not transmittable between humans.

The World Health Organization had tweeted on January 14 that "preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission" of the deadly disease.

Chinese government officials reportedly knew the disease existed as early as November, although the rest of the world did not learn of its existence until weeks after that.


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