China’s purposeful obfuscation of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan has been well established. The first case with COVID-19 symptoms was reported, not on Dec 8 2019 as China reported to the World Health Organization, but on Nov 17, 2019 as revealed in unpublished Chinese government data.1 China’s reactive lock-down approach suppressed the release of vital information that could have been used to limit the outbreak. As the virus continued to spread, China thought only of its own safety and allowed infectious people to travel throughout the world and created a pandemic.

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