The White House was already informed in NOVEMBER by medical intelligence about the threat of contamination in China
The White House was already informed by NOVEMBER by medical intelligence specialists about the spread of infection in China – and the warning about massacre in Wuhan was in Donald Trump’s daily briefing in early January
- In November, the US intelligence service collected information about an outbreak in the Chinese province of Wuhan
- It wasn’t until December 31 that China notified global health officials of the new coronavirus outbreak
- Information obtained through human information, computers and satellites, reports ABC News
- National Center for Medical Intelligence documented concerns
- The information was included in the President’s Daily Brief in January after weeks of vetting
- This week, it was revealed that trade advisor Peter Navarro wrote doomsday memos about the corona virus in January and February
U.S. intelligence officials targeting medical developments around the world were informed of an expanding outbreak in Wuhan, China in November that they used to inform the White House and other officials around the government, it was revealed Wednesday.
Intelligence officials commemorate what they learned and presented it to the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon Joint Staff, as well as the White House, ABC news reported.
Those warnings anticipated the coronavirus outbreak that has ravaged the global economy and killed and counted 12,000 Americans. The report, based on anonymous sourcing, did not immediately reveal who in the White House had access to the information and when.
Chinese residents wear masks while waiting at a bus station near the closed Huanan wholesale seafood market, has been linked to cases of a new strain of the corona virus identified as the cause of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province , China, January 20, 2020. Defense intelligence officials were warned of a growing outbreak in November, according to a new report
Since the information was refined and verified, it was not included until the beginning of January – in the President’s Daily Brief, a key intelligence document – days after China notified global health officials of the new coronavirus outbreak.
But sources “described repeated briefings through December for policymakers and decision-makers in the federal government and for the National Security Council in the White House,” the report said.
Briefings on an issue the military should be aware of went back to late November, the report said.
The National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI), part of the country’s comprehensive military intelligence agency, with offices in Ft. Detrick, Maryland, produced the report.
Medical personnel transfer patients to Jinyintan Hospital, where patients infected with a new strain of the coronavirus identified as the cause of the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak are treated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, 20 January 2020
An aerial view of the construction site of a field hospital for coronavirus patients in Wuhan, China’s Hubei province, Friday, January 24, 2020. The Trump administration announced that the corps of engineers would set up temporary hospitals in March
Photos uploaded to social media by Wuhan Central Hospital on January 25, 2020 show medical staff caring for patients, in Wuhan, China, a U.S. intelligence agency identified as the site of an infection
President Trump has come under fire for his repeated assurances that the corona virus would disappear. He said on Tuesday that he should be a cheerleader for the country
It wasn’t the only warning of the growing threat as the coronavirus outbreak spread and eventually became a pandemic.
President Donald Trump’s trade advisor, Peter Navarro, gave his first grim warning in a January 29 memo – just days after the first COVID-19 cases were reported in the U.S.
Back then, Trump publicly downplayed the risk that the new coronavirus posed to the Americans – although weeks later he would argue that no one could have predicted today’s devastation.
Navarro wrote a second memo about a month later on February 23, warning that as many as two million Americans could die from the virus because it tightened hold on the land.
Navarro warned that as many as 2 million Americans could die with trillions of economic consequences if no action was taken.
“The lack of immune protection or an existing drug or vaccine would render Americans defenseless in the event of a full-blown coronavirus outbreak on American soil,” Navarro wrote.
“This lack of protection increases the risk of the coronavirus developing into a full-fledged pandemic, endangering the lives of millions of Americans.”