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When this Wuhan doctor warned us in December about the coronavirus threat, Chinese authorities censored and reprimanded him, with disastrous results. The virus killed him. Now, in an act of shameless revisionist history, Beijing honors him as a "martyr."

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Coronavirus: Beijing doctor points to signs of hope in Wuhan following pandemic fear and chaos

A classified U.S. intelligence report reveals it is likely that Beijing is deliberately underreporting the death toll in Wuhan, where the outbreak began, and the total number of cases across the country in February.

The top official in Wuhan,the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic in China, warned residents to strengthen self-protection measures and avoid going out as Beijing preaches vigilance to avoid a resurgence of infections.

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There are many reasons to doubt the Chinese government's numbers on the coronavirus. The same self-serving instinct that led Chinese authorities to disastrously censor the Wuhan doctor whistleblowers in December still operates today in Beijing.

The Trump administration for weeks forcefully used the terms “Chinese virus” and “Wuhan virus” in public and said they intended to hold Beijing responsible for the coronavirus. Now the administration is welcoming planeloads of medical equipment from China.

The coronavirus lockdown is lifting but people in Wuhan aren't sure if they can trust Beijing's claims that the danger has passed.

But Mr. Pompeo, who is one of Beijing’s sharpest critics within the Trump administration, pointedly did not describe the pandemic as the “Wuhan virus” as he has previously done. Instead he called it the “COVID-19 challenge.” 4/

@ErikSolheim  And let’s also understand that while china blocked people from Wuhan/Hubei province from travelling to Shanghai/Beijing (hence the remarkably low no of cases there) they had no qualms about sending flights to the EU, namely Italy where trade in the fashion industry is huge

Taiwan revealed the democratic country had attempted to donate 10,000 protective medical suits to the Communist Party of China in February, as Wuhan coronavirus cases were rising exponentially in the country, but Beijing refused them.

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The Chinese Communist Party has shamefully blocked Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly for years. As the Wuhan virus spreads, Beijing’s petty attempts to deny Taiwan’s place in the world may have deadly consequences:

Terrible. We desperately need accurate reporting from China. The pandemic originated in Wuhan & was initially covered up by Chinese authorities. University of Southampton study found there would have been a 95% REDUCTION in cases & less spread if Beijing intervened 3 wks sooner.

CNN International: Authorities in Beijing have cancelled all large-scale Chinese New Year celebrations in an effort to contain the growing spread of Wuhan Coronavirus.

Breaking News: President Xi Jinping of China made his first visit to Wuhan, a strong signal that Beijing believes the worst of the coronavirus outbreak is over

Beijing is mad that Trump accurately notes that China is where the Wuhan Coronavirus/COVID-19 began and *they’re* mad? The audacity. The entire world has EVERY REASON to condemn China for assisting the spread of this pandemic:

Wuhan will follow Beijing's SARS treatment model to build a special hospital planned to accommodate 1,000 beds. It will be put into use by Feb. 3

Maybe a small part of you wondered, like I did, whether the disastrous attempt to conceal the outbreak of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan would make Beijing realize that transparency makes us all safer. Big nope. Today's news is another reminder that Beijing is doubling down.

Construction of the special hospital with a capacity of 1,000 beds for patients with #nCoV2019  has begun in Wuhan, according to the model of the hospital built in seven days in Beijing to deal with #SARS  in 2003. The construction is scheduled to be completed by February 3.

China says total cases of the new coronavirus have grown to 217. Besides Wuhan, infections have been reported in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong, and suspected cases in Sichuan, Yunnan, Shandong and Guangxi

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