Chinese defector claims Covid first spread in Wuhan in October 2019

Chinese whistleblower claims the first Covid superspreader event was in Wuhan MONTHS before the world learned about it – and believes the outbreak during an athletic tournament was INTENTIONAL

  • Defector Wei Jingsheng said virus may have first spread at military tournament
  • Reports emerged in October 2019 athletes at event fell ill with mystery sickness
  • Mr Jingsheng alleged China deliberately spread virus during Military Games 
  • He claims he took his concerns to senior figures in the US gov but was ignored  

A whistleblower has sensationally claimed China deliberately spread Covid at a military tournament two months before the rest of the world knew about the deadly virus.

Ex-Chinese Communist Party insider Wei Jingsheng said The World Military Games in October 2019 could have acted as the virus’ first superspreader event.

The international tournament for military athletes was held in Wuhan – the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic – two months before China notified the World Health Organisation about its first cases.

Mr Jingsheng claimed it was no coincidence some of the 9,000 international athletes who gathered for the event reportedly became sick with a mystery illness.

Pictured: The opening ceremony of the 7th CISM Military World Games in Wuhan in October 2019. Some of the 9,000 athletes who gathered for the tournament reportedly became sick with a mystery illness two months before China told the world about its first Covid-19 cases

‘I thought the Chinese government would take this opportunity to spread the virus during the Military Games, as many foreigners would show up there,’ he told the new Sky News documentary What Really Happened in Wuhan.

The whistleblower claimed he had heard of the Chinese government carrying out an ‘unusual exercise’ during the games.

‘[I knew] of the possibility of the Chinese government using some strange weapons, including biological weapons, because I knew they were doing experiments of that sort,’ he said. 

His claims were supported by the former Principal China Adviser to the US State Department Miles Yu.

He said French, German and American athletes were among those to fall ill at the tournament with Covid-like symptoms, but were never tested for the virus.

Wei Jingsheng (pictured) claims China deliberately spread Covid at a military tournament two months before the rest of the world knew about the deadly new virus

‘We see some indications in our own data… that there was Covid circulating in the United States as early as early December, possibly earlier than that,’ ex-US State Department Covid-19 investigator David Asher said.

Mr Jingsheng also claims he took his concerns about the unfolding situation to senior figures within the Trump administration in November 2019 but was ignored.

The long-time democracy campaigner, who has served time in prison for ‘counter-revolutionary activities’, said he made the approach as whispers of a ‘new SARS virus’ began circulating on WeChat and other Chinese social media platforms.

‘I felt they were not as concerned as I was, so I tried my best to provide more detail and information,’ he said.

‘They may not believe that a government of a country would do something like that (cover up a virus), so I kept repeating myself in an effort … to persuade them.’

Xi Jinping’s authoritarian regime tried desperately to shut down whistle-blowers and silence any discussion of the virus in the early stages of the Wuhan outbreak – even when an untold number of corpses started flooding the city’s hospitals.

Any references made in 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 panic-stirring.

Mr Jingsheng who was exiled to the US years earlier said he was aware of what was happening through Beijing Communist Party insiders who shared their fears about the situation and described the central government cover-up.

But despite the impending health crisis set to devastate the US and the rest of the globe, his message was not being taken seriously, he claims.

Local residents line up for nucleic acid testing at a temporary Covid-19 testing center on June 12, 2021 in Guangzhou, China


Wuhan doctor Li Wenliang (pictured, left and right) blew the whistle on the mysterious new coronavirus in December 2019 and died in February 2020 after contracting the virus from a patient 

The Chinese dissident would not disclose 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 right here,’ he said.

‘But I want to say he is a high enough politician, high enough to be able to reach the President of the United States.’

The Chinese dissident would not disclose 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)

A book by award-winning Australian Journalist Sharri Markson, with the same title as the documentary, will be released on September 29

As coronavirus cases continued to ravage China, the authoritarian state kept the outbreak hidden from the WHO until December 31, when it was no longer possible to contain knowledge of its existence.

But even then, Beijing denied the virus could be transmitted from person to person until eventually coming clean a month at the end of January.

The WHO labelled the mysterious outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020, as infections started sweeping across other nations including the US earlier that same month. 

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