There are lingering questions about China’s bona fides over COVID-19. In early December 2019, after treating many patients sickened by an unknown illness, Dr. Li Wenliang, of Wuhan, first warned China of the deadly virus. Dr. Li was forced to recant his warning and later died from the virus. If the Wuhan virus attack is true, given that city is as modern as, and has nearly the same population as New York, then the following must also be true: a proportionally similar number of people in Wuhan should have become sick or died from the virus. Yet, on Jan. 7, Chinese officials reported to the WHO that China had only 40 cases of the virus with no human to human transmission. This begs the question: What treatment did China give its citizens that produced virtually no cases?

If China had a cure in 2019, why wasn’t it shared with Italian doctors when the virus appeared in Italy? Why wasn’t it shared with New York doctors when it invaded NYC in March? If New York had had the cure in January, perhaps it could have prevented 150,000-plus cases of the virus in April and the subsequent pandemic.

On the other hand, if China did not supply a cure then, perhaps the population was already immune. Did China at some earlier time introduce a weaker strain of the virus in its people in order to build herd immunity? If so, why?

If there was no cure, then either China had no outbreak, contrary to the reports of Chinese professionals and international journalists; or many Chinese died or became ill, from the virus; or China has a cure for COVID-19 which it did not release to the public; or the virus had been earlier introduced to produce herd immunity; or why would they seek to deliberately infect their people?

Robert DiCicco