Posted 57 days ago
A new report from CNN that ties the origins of the coronavirus pandemic to China appears to have come too late, or as some critics have said, "10 months" late.
CNN broke news on Monday afternoon of a "trove" of leaked documents from inside China that showed that it had published "misleading" data on coronavirus cases and deaths in the province of Hubei, where Wuhan is located, back in February and additionally hid a huge "spike" in flu-like cases in December 2019.
"These documents, a rare, clear, and open window into what China knew all along, trying to appear in control while a local outbreak turned into a global pandemic," CNN international security editor Nick Paton Walsh concluded in his on-air report.
While President Trump has long accused China of "allowing" the coronavirus that originated within its borders to be released to the rest of the world, much of the mainstream media has largely ignored the origins of the disease, with some even characterizing the president's attacks as xenophobic.
Critics mocked the outlet for acknowledging what was commonly known.
"Shocker... The better question for @CNN is why they waited until after the election for their public epiphany that China misled the world about Coronavirus. This isn’t news," Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N. Y. tweeted.
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