A damning research dossier compiled by the "Five Eyes" intelligence alliance — comprised of agencies from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand — concludes that China intentionally hid or destroyed evidence of the coronavirus outbreak, lied about the virus's human-to-human transmission for months, disappeared whistleblowers who tried to sound the alarm, and refused to hand over virus samples so other countries could work on a vaccine or treatment.
The 15-page research document from the intelligence agencies, which was obtained by Australia's Saturday Telegraph:
Its major themes include the "deadly denial of human-to-human transmission", the silencing or "disappearing" of doctors and scientists who spoke out, the destruction of evidence of the virus from genomic studies laboratories, and "bleaching of wildlife market stalls", along with the refusal to provide live virus samples to international scientists working on a vaccine.
The file notes that China began censoring news of the virus on search engines and social media as early as December 31, blocking terms including "SARS variation," "Wuhan Seafood market," and "Wuhan Unknown Pneumonia," while simultaneously issuing a gag order to Chinese media about the disease. It also indicates that the virus leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, despite Chinese officials' claims that it came from a local wet market.
Disastrously, the dossier states that Chinese authorities denied that the virus could be spread between humans until January 20, "despite evidence of human-human transmission from early December." The communist regime also imposed travel bans throughout its country while insisting to the international community that travel bans were not necessary.
The document also places blame at the feet of the World Health Organization, accusing them of parroting China's claims despite concerns from neighboring countries.