Pentagon flatly denies ABC claim that Trump administration knew of coronavirus threat in November

by Daniel Payne · Apr 9th, 2020 2:57 pm

The Pentagon on Thursday sharply denied claims that the Trump administration was aware of the coronavirus as early as November of 2019, calling the allegations "not correct."

ABC News reported on Wednesday that a National Center for Medical Intelligence report from November of last year predicted a "cataclysmic" pandemic from the coronavirus. Experts believe that the disease may have originated as early as that month in Wuhan, China.

The National Center for Medical Intelligence, a sup-group of the Department of Defense, said on Wednesday that "no such [report] exists."

ABC's report on the alleged intelligence briefing was based on interviews with unidentified sources, which the network described as "two officials familiar with the document's contents."


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