China delayed the provision of information on the coronavirus to the who in January – media

The Chinese government delayed the provision of information on the coronavirus in the world health organization in January. On 3 June, writes the Associated Press.

According to the Agency, China promulgated the genetic map or genome of the virus after more than a week after three different government laboratories are fully decoded information. The reason is the strict measures of control over information and competition in the public health system of China.

After that, China is still at least two weeks delayed with the provision of the who detailed data about patients and cases COVID-19 in January.

AP notes that the individual who officials complained that China has not exchanged sufficient data to assess how efficiently the virus spreads between people or what risk it poses to the rest of the world.

For example, in early January at a meeting of the who representative in China, Gauden Galea said that the organization receives data from the PRC “for 15 minutes before they appear on television.”

Employees who discussed the question of how to put pressure on China for more detailed data, without causing the wrath of the authorities, feared the loss of access and create problems for Chinese scientists.

AP notes that the delay in the promulgation of information on the human genome hindered the recognition of its spread in other countries, as well as developing tests, drugs and vaccines.

Professor at the Institute of metrics and evaluation of health at the University of Washington Ali Mokdad told reporters that many deaths from COVID-19 could have been avoided if China and the who acted faster.

On 3 June the Ministry of foreign Affairs of China has rejected the information statingthat Beijing had delayed the provision of information on the coronavirus, the who and other States.

Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. To 3 Jun may world coronavirus has infected 6.4 million people died 380,7 thousand, recovered about 2.74 million, informs the Johns Hopkins University.

The United States accused China of concealing the extent of the epidemic at the very beginning. So, the US intelligence report, the contents of which became known to the Agency Bloomberg, said that China was hiding the extent of the outbreak of coronavirus, understating the number of cases and number of deaths.

Vice-President Mike Pence in an interview with CNN on April 1 said that the whole world could be in a better position if Chinese authorities were “more candid”. Available data suggests that the Chinese are faced with a new virus in December, and a month earlier, said Penny.

April 23, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo expressed confidencethat the Chinese Communists “will answer for what happened.” On 3 may he said that the United States has a “huge amount” of evidencethat the pandemic started with the diversion of coronavirus from the Wuhan Institute, although noted that this is not certain.

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