How the Wuhan Virus Will Change the World Order
We don't know exactly when Beijing officials learned about Wuhan's troubles, but it was probably early- to mid-December. They didn't learn earlier because local officials know the surest way to lose your position is to give your boss bad news. So they withheld it. When Beijing did learn, it intensified the crackdown and enforced stay-at-home orders. The CCP then delayed telling the world. It also refused multiple offers of medical help. Some say they refused out of national pride. Perhaps, but they also feared what outside professionals might find.