Covid-19: Timeline of key events

With all the recent misinformation campaign by Western governments and news outlets to propagate a coverup narrative and divert blame away from themselves, one can get a clearer picture of the true nature of the handling of the virus by looking at the timeline.

The timeline

2019-12-01 – a viral pneumonia patient with an unknown cause was hospitalized at Jinyintan Hospital. This patient was the earliest known case of 2019-nCoV infections. The patient did not have any exposure to Huanan Seafood Market.

2019-12-16 – First hospital admission of a patient with exposure to the Huanan seafood market.

2019-12-27 – Dr. Zhang Jixian, ICU doctor at Hubei Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, files report to Wuhan Municipal Health Commission on pneumonia patients with an unknown cause. Investigation opens shortly later.

2019-12-28 – three more patients arrives to the hospital, all of whom were related to Huanan Seafood Market.

2019-12-30 – Li Wenliang, an eye doctor, sent messages to private Wechat group about 7 cases of unknown virus, (wrongly) claiming it was SARS.

2019-12-30 – Notice issued and public health announcement made by Wuhan Municipal Health Committee of an unknown viral illness with 27 cases recorded.

2019-12-31 – China receives genome results from commercial lab.

2019-12-31 – WHO is informed of mysterious pneumonia cases in Wuhan China with unknown cause. Wuhan City authorities put out public notice and is reported by CCTV and CGTN.

2020-01-01 – Seafood market shut down as potential cause of outbreak. Chinese researchers at the CCDC publish an article on suspected outbreak.

2020-01-03 – China reports a total of 44 suspected patients with the mystery disease.

2020-01-03 – Li Wenliang was called down to the police station to sign a warning letter for spreading false news. (frequently cited as evidence of coverup)

2020-01-03 – National Health Commission classifies the virus as a highly pathogenic virus, orders all labs to either destroy samples or transfer them to higher level labs. (frequently cited as evidence of coverup)

2020-01-09 – Chinese CDC makes preliminary conclusion that the disease was caused by a new strain of coronavirus

2020-01-09 – China reports first death linked to Covid-19. A 61-year-old male in Wuhan with several underlying medical conditions.

2020-01-11- China finishes genetic sequencing of the novel coronavirus and shares it to international database.

2020-01-14 – The Wuhan Municipal Health Committee stated “current investigation hasn’t found clear evidence of human to human transmission, however, the possibility of human to human transmission cannot be ruled out”.

2020-01-14 – WHO reports there is “limited human-to-human transmission between close contacts but no clear evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission. https://www.who.int/csr/don/14-january-2020-novel-coronavirus-thailand-ex-china/en/ (frequently cited as evidence of coverup)

2020-01-15 – Dr Tak Chui Yi, a Hong Kong expert, said that “there is no definitive evidence that the novel coronavirus in Wuhan is spread between humans, but limited human-to-human transmission of the virus cannot be ruled out”

2020-01-20 – Zhong Nanshan confirms human-to-human transmission after medical staff were infected.

2020-01-21 – WHO confirms sustained human-to-human transmission of the virus.

2020-01-22/23 – China declares complete quarantine of Wuhan.

A coverup?

Looking at the timeline its clear that China took action quickly, publicising the virus just days after its discovery, before sending samples to official labs and looking for signs of sustained HTH transmission.

An earlier article debunks the coverup narrative, showing how the US government ordered officials to divert blame to China and how news outlets twisted news to fit their narrative.

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