Wei Jingsheng, a Chinese national who defected in 1997, has written a book (“What Really Happened in Wuhan”) that details how he first heard of a mysterious new virus at the time of the World Military Games in Wuhan in October 2019, and how he attempted to gather and share information with USA authorities without success. In part, he blames Chinese authorities for actively suppressing all information about the outbreak until it was too big for them to contain.
The NY Post summarizes:
Chinese authorities were acting to suppress news of the Wuhan outbreak, purging the internet of social media posts and news stories and “disappearing” dissidents and whistleblowers who attempted to sound a warning. [...]
“We could have known in November of 2019, that there was a disaster occurring inside Wuhan — inside their most important biological facilities related to coronavirus research,” he said.
Is there any evidence that the Chinese government, before the Wuhan outbreak was officially made public on Dec. 30 2019,
- Purged social media posts about the Wuhan outbreak
- Purged the internet of news stories about the Wuhan outbreak
- "Disappeared" dissidents and whistleblowers who attempted warn others about the Wuhan outbreak.