Medical personnel in Wuhan told an undercover citizen reporter that they had to hide the epidemic on orders from their superiors. (Video capture)
The documentary “Outbreak: The Virus That Shook The World” was broadcast by ITV at 9:00 p.m. local Time on the 19th, revealing that Wuhan doctors confessed that they were pressured by their superiors to keep the outbreak of pneumonia (novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19) in Wuhan quiet. The documentary, “Outbreak: The Virus That Shook The World,” reveals that doctors in Wuhan confessed to being pressured by their superiors to keep the outbreak quiet at the beginning of the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak (COVID-19). The documentary presents much evidence that China lied to the world at the beginning of the outbreak, leading to the spread of the epidemic worldwide.
According to the film, after the Wuhan outbreak subsided somewhat in the summer of 2020 and the local embargo was lifted, senior medical staff at Wuhan’s Jinyintan Medical Center, believed to be the “eye of the storm” of the outbreak, met secretly with a citizen journalist, and despite fears of surveillance, the doctors outlined the official Chinese cover-up of the outbreak, a conversation that was secretly recorded by the journalist.
One of the doctors told the undercover citizen that they knew early in the outbreak that the virus was human-to-human and quite dangerous. One of the health care providers noted, “We all thought there was no longer any doubt that the virus was spreading from person to person.”
Another specialist said, “We were told to keep quiet,” and that “provincial leaders told the hospital not to tell the truth.” The risk was taken, but was ordered by the government to keep quiet.
The documentary also reveals how the Wulong virus spread like wildfire for 12 days after Jan. 5, 2020, the same time when Beijing authorities failed to notify any new confirmed cases.
The documentary also reveals that doctors in Wuhan knew about the death of someone infected as early as December 2019, but China waited until mid-January to notify the World Health Organization (WHO). China also knew that the virus could be passed from person to person long before the WHO, but asked the Wuhan hospital not to tell the truth. Beijing also rejected a proposal to cancel New Year celebrations because the authorities “want to present a harmonious and prosperous society”.
According to Johns Hopkins University’s global outbreak statistics, as of 18:00 today, more than 96.2 million people worldwide have been infected and more than 2.05 million have died of the disease.