I warned US of virus in 2019: Chinese defector

Original article by Sharri Markson
The Australian – Page: 1 & 7 : 15-Sep-21

Human rights activist and former Chinese Communist Party insider Wei Jingsheng defected to the US in 1997. Wei has revealed that high-level contacts in Beijing alerted him to a new coronavirus in Wuhan in October 2019 and he warned US intelligence agencies and politicians about it the following month. Wei says he was concerned that the West was not prepared to deal with the coronavirus. The Chinese government did not advise the World Health Organization of the Wuhan outbreak until 31 December, and it did not reveal that the coronavirus could be transmitted between humans until late January 2020.