Since the beginning of the spread of the coronavirus, the British medical journal The Lancet has had access to scientific papers that talked about the transmission of the coronavirus pathogen from person to person, but hid them. The Daily Mail writes about this with reference to the book of medical researcher, director of the Wellcome Trust Jeremy Farrar.
The author of the book suggested that the information that the publishers of the magazine possessed at the beginning of the pandemic could stop the increase in the number of infections and save the lives of millions of people.
However, according to Farrar, the editors of The Lancet did not publish the first studies of Chinese doctors “when every second was counting.”
In addition, according to Farrar, the magazine has hidden information that the virus can be spread by asymptomatic carriers, also not making it publicly available. “The world should have known about it immediately. Speed is perhaps more important than anything else during disease outbreaks, ”he added.
In March last year, The South China Morning Post (SCMP), citing data from the authorities, wrote that the first case of infection with a new coronavirus in China was discovered on November 17, 2019, and not in December, as was previously known. It is believed that the first person in the country to fall ill is a 55-year-old resident of Hubei province. According to the publication, in November 2019, nine cases of infection were detected in China.
COVID-19 began to spread around the world from the end of 2019. The focus of infection is the Chinese city of Wuhan.