One of the world’s top epidemiologists admits he first heard about the pandemic outbreak in Wuhan more than two weeks before it was disclosed to global health bodies.
The revelation by Ian Lipkin, a professor at Columbia University honoured by China for work on the first Sars epidemic earlier this century, undermines the official Beijing narrative on the origins.
Prof Lipkin told a documentary by the director Spike Lee that he learned of ‘the new outbreak’ on December 15, even repeating the date for clarification.
[ Editor’s Note: There is ample evidence that the Chinese knew about the virus spreading months before telling the rest of the world. One perfect example is the army of individuals around the world purchasing bulk PPEs and shipping them all back to China before the announcement. ]