A new intelligence report from Germany's intelligence service, known as the Bundesnachrichtendienst, reveals how China and the World Health Organization colluded to suppress the truth about coronavirus.
According to the report, which was obtained by German newspaper Der Spiegel, Chinese President Xi Jinping asked WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom in January to suppress the truth about COVID-19.
During a conversation on Jan. 21, Xi reportedly asked Tedros not to announce that the virus could be transmitted between humans and to delay any declaration of a coronavirus pandemic.
It took until the end of January before the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak needed to receive international attention. Because of China's delay, the world wasted four to six weeks it could have used better to counter the virus from spreading, the BND concluded.
In response, the WHO categorically denied the allegations.
"Der Spiegel reports of a 21 January, 2020, telephone conversation between WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and President Xi Jingping of China are unfounded and untrue," the WHO
said in a statement
"Dr Tedros and President Xi did not speak on 21 January and they have never spoken by telephone," the statement alleged.
As the global pandemic continues, China's negligence is becoming increasingly uncovered.
Five Eyes — the intelligence alliance between the U.S., England, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand —
concluded in a leaked report that
China's communist government destroyed evidence of the virus, suppressed the truth by "disappearing" doctors and scientists who dared speak out, lied about human-to-human transmission, and refused to provide international experts working on a vaccine with a live strain of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, a Homeland Security
report said that China
"intentionally concealed the severity" of the virus to hoard medical supplies for itself.