CDC: COVID-19 was spreading in the U.S. before Wuhan outbreak

Washington - The director of the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) Robert Redfield, has admitted that some Americans who seemingly died from the flu, tested positive for coronavirus in post-mortem diagnosis.

During a hearing of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee this week, Redfield also stated that that the standard practice has been to first test people for the flu and, if the test is positive, they stop there. They don't test for the coronavirus.

The revelations prompted a response from the Chinese Foreign Ministry.  Spokesman Lijian Zhao who asked on a tweet when did patient zero begin in U.S.? How many people are infected? What are the names of the hospitals? And he then added that it might be U.S. army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan.

"Be transparent! Make public your data! The United States owes us an explanation!" he wrote.

After recalling that the U.S. reported 34 million cases of influenza in the season and some 20,000 deaths, the spokesperson retweeted an article that suggests evidence on the theory that the virus originated in the U.S.

   

 

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