Chinese defector claims US was warned of Covid-19 MONTHS before pandemic was declared – but he was ‘ignored’ by Trump officials
- Defector Wei Jingsheng said he warned Trump administration about Covid
- He claims he explained his concerns to senior figures in the US government but was ignored
- The campaigner says he made the approach all the way back in November 2019
- Had heard rumors of a ‘new SARS virus’ kept secret in China
A Chinese defector claims he tried to warn top US officials about a deadly new virus in Wuhan five months before the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic.
Wei Jingsheng revealed in a shocking new documentary that he raised his concerns about the unfolding situation to senior figures within the Trump administration, but was subsequently ignored.
The long-time democracy campaigner, who spent time in prison for “counter-revolutionary activities,” said he took the approach in November 2019, when whispers of a “new SARS virus” began circulating on WeChat and other Chinese companies. social media platforms.
Wei Jingsheng (pictured) claims he expressed concern about the unfolding situation to senior figures within the Trump administration, but was subsequently ignored
“I felt like they weren’t as concerned as I was, so I tried my best to give more details and information,” he told Sky News in the documentary What Really Happened in Wuhan.
“They may not believe that a government of a country would do such a thing (cover up a virus), so I kept repeating myself trying… to convince them.”
Xi Jinping’s authoritarian regime desperately tried to silence whistleblowers and silence any discussion about the virus in the early stages of the Wuhan outbreak — even as untold numbers of corpses began to flood the city’s hospitals.
All references on social media about a new SARS virus or “outbreak” were censored and brave medical staff who tried to speak out and warn the world were detained and forced to sign false confessions of scaremongering.
Mr Jingsheng, who had been exiled to the US years earlier, said he was aware of what was happening from Beijing Communist Party insiders who shared their fears about the situation and described the central government’s cover-up.
But despite the looming health crisis that will devastate the US and the rest of the world, his message was not taken seriously, he claims.
Medical personnel are seen with a coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, the origin of the pandemic, on January 25, 2020
Wuhan doctor Li Wenliang (pictured, left and right) blew the mysterious new coronavirus in December 2019 and died in February 2020 after contracting the virus from a patient
The Chinese dissident declined to reveal which political leaders he spoke to, but insisted they were senior government figures and had the ear of then-President Donald Trump.
“I’m not sure if this politician wants me to talk about him here,” he said.
“But I want to say that he is a politician who is high enough, high enough to reach the President of the United States.”
As coronavirus cases continued to plague the Chinese, the authoritarian state hid the outbreak from the WHO until December 31, when it was no longer possible to contain any knowledge of its existence.
The Chinese dissident declined to reveal which political leaders he spoke to, but insisted they were senior government figures and had the ear of then-President Donald Trump (pictured in April)
But even then, Beijing denied that the virus could be passed from person to person until it finally cleared up for a month in late January.
The WHO labeled the mysterious outbreak on January 30, 2020 as a public health emergency of international concern as infections began to spread to other countries, including the US, earlier that same month.
The virus was officially designated Covid-19 on February 11, 2020, before finally being declared a pandemic by the WHO a month later on March 11.
There have been 226 million cases to date, resulting in more than 4.6 million deaths.
More than 628,000 of those fatalities occurred in the US.
A book by award-winning Australian journalist Sharri Markson, with the same title as the documentary, will be released on September 29.