Complete Covid Timeline 2015-2021

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Complete Covid Timeline 2015-2021


Background for the complete Covid Timeline, 2015-2021:

  • September 1943, the US Army created “Operation Capricious,” a secret biowarfare program. It was described to higher-ups as purely defensive against insect pests enemy nations might use against America by bombing America with germ-infected insects, and placed under the direction of George W. Merck, president of the pharmaceutical giant, Merck & Co. The program produced and stockpiled bacillus anthracis (anthrax), clostridium botulinum (botulism), and other deadly bacteria until President Truman, who approved atomic weapons against Japanese civilians, approved and operationalized by the U.S. military in 1952 against North Korea and parts of China. Still, it was crude and unsuccessful, like all prior biowarfare efforts. Six-Legged Soldiers: Using Insects as Weapons of War,
  • January 1976[2], several soldiers at Fort Dix complained of a respiratory illness diagnosed as influenza. The next month, Private David Lewis, who had the symptoms, participated in a five-mile forced march, collapsed and died. The New Jersey Department of Health tested samples from the Fort Dix soldiers. While the majority of samples were of the more common A Victoria flu strain, two were not. The atypical samples were sent to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, which found Swine influenza A, related to the 1918 flu pandemic, which killed 50-100 million people worldwide. The Center for Disease Control (now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) verified the findings and informed both the World Health Organization and the state of New Jersey. On February 13, CDC Director David Sencer completed a memo calling for mass immunization for the swine flu. The CDC Assistant Director for Programs of the Center for Disease Control, Bruce Dull, held a press conference on February 19[3] to discuss the flu outbreak at Fort Dix and, in response to reporters’ questions, mentioned the relationship of the flu strain to the 1918 outbreak.[4] 
  • President Gerald Ford was officially informed of the outbreak memo on March 15 [5] and the suggested immunization program. He met with a “blue ribbon” panel, which included Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin.[6] Ford then made a televised announcement in support of the mass immunization program. A hearing was held before the United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, and C. Joseph Stetler, drug company spokesman, requested government indemnity for the vaccine manufacturers. [7] Pharmaceutical companies Sharp & Dohme (Merck), Merrell, Wyeth, and Parke-Davis also refused to sell doses to the government unless they were guaranteed a profit, a concession the government also eventually made. [8] 
  • April 5, 1976, The House Appropriations Committee approved a special appropriations bill including $135 million for the swine flu immunization program.  Two days later, the World Health Organization held a conference to discuss the implications of a swine flu outbreak for poorer nations. Complete Covid Timeline 1943-2021.
  • April 8, 1976, an official from the Federal Insurance Company informed Merck & Co., a manufacturer of the swine flu vaccine, that it would exclude indemnity on Merck’s product liability for the swine flu vaccine starting from July 1, 1976. T. Lawrence Jones, president of the American Insurance Association, informed the Office of Management and Budget that the insurance industry would not cover liability for the vaccine unless the government extends liability protection. Merck’s chairman wrote a memo a day later, April 13, to various government agencies, including the White House, emphasizing the “duty to warn.”
  • May, 1976, other vaccine manufacturers, including Marion Merrell Dow, Parke-Davis, and Wyeth, were notified of their respective insurers’ indemnity problems. Assistant Secretary Theodore Cooper (HEW) informed the White House on June 2 that indemnity legislation will be needed to secure Merrell’s cooperation. In June, other vaccine manufacturers requested the same legislation. A little more than two weeks later, the Ford Administration submitted a proposal to Congress offering indemnity to vaccine manufacturers. J. Anthony Morris, a researcher in the FDA, was dismissed for insubordination and went public with findings that cast doubt on the vaccine’s safety. Three days later, several manufacturers announced they had ceased production of the vaccine. On July 23, the President urged Congress to take action on indemnification.
  • July, 1976, six weeks later, Congress passed the legislation and Merrill submitted vaccine samples to the FDA for safety testing, which approved it on September 2. Merck made the first shipment of vaccines to state health departments by September 22. The first swine flu vaccinations were given at the Indiana State Fair but, a month later, three people died of heart attacks after receiving the vaccine at a Pittsburgh clinic. Investigation showed that the deaths were not related to the immunization. The President and his family received their immunizations before the television cameras. [10] On November 2, Gerald Ford lost the presidential election to Jimmy Carter.
  • November, 1976, cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome affecting vaccinated patients were reported in several states, including Minnesota, Maryland, and Alabama. [12] Three more cases of Guillain-Barré were reported in early December, and the investigation into cases of it spread to eleven states.
  • December 16, 1976, a one-month suspension of the vaccination program was announced and William Foege of the CDC estimated that the incidence of Guillain-Barré was four times higher in vaccinated people than unvaccinated. Joseph A. Califano, Jr. was sworn in as HEW Secretary January 20, 1977. On February 4, and informed Sencer that he would be replaced as the head of the CDC. The immunization program was not reinstated.To this day there is no complete agreement about the causal relationship between the swine flu vaccine and Guillain-Barré syndrome, as noted in Gina Kolata’s book Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic 1918, the Search for the Virus That Caused It. [15] She writes that the CDC did not have a “specific set of tests and symptoms to define Guillain-Barré” and that doctors who reported cases already knew that a link was suspected, so a bias in reporting was introduced. She quotes Keiji Fukuda, “…if a new virus gets identified or reappears, you don’t want to jump the gun and assume a pandemic is happening.”[15]
  • September 2008: Though the first cases of H1N1 swine flu were reported in California and Texas in late March 2009, genetic analysis suggests that it began six months earlier. This is significant because the CDC now admits that early Covid-19 cases went undetected. 
  • In June, 2008, a 12-year-old boy was awarded £120,000 by a court that ruled he had been left severely disabled by narcolepsy caused by Pandemrix, ending a three-year battle with the government that argued his illness was not serious enough to warrant compensation. (Guardian, September 25, 2015).
  • August 2009. Following the Swine flu outbreak, 60 million people, mostly children, received Glaxo Smith Kline’s vaccine, Pandemrix, which caused lifelong narcolepsy and cataplexy–an incurable and lifelong condition and requiring extensive medication–in ten thousand of them. International Business Times UK, in a 2014 report that the government is expected to receive a bill of approximately £60 million, with the 60 victims expected to receive about £1 million each.
  •  By May 28, 2015, more than 200 US biosafety level 3 and 4 labs were working with dangerous pathogens and kept their safety records secret. Fort Detrick, MD, is one of twelve in that state.
  • Nov 16, 2015 Lab-Made Coronavirus Triggers Debate2015
  • Baric lab: Circulating bat coronaviruses and the risk of SARS re-emergence | Department of Microbiology and Immunology2015
  • New SARS-like Virus Can Jump Directly From Bats to Humans, No Treatment Available | UNC Health Talk2015
  • November 10, 2015, Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered a new bat SARS-like virus that can jump directly from its bat hosts to humans without a mutation. However, researchers point out that if the SARS-like virus did jump, it is still unclear whether it could spread from human to human.
  • February, 2018. H7N4 bird flu. sickened 1,600 people in China and killed 600. Many chickens were killed. China purchases US poultry products.
  • March 15, 2016. SARS-like WIV1-CoV poised for human emergence.
  • May, 2018: The White House dissolves the US Pandemic Response Team.
  • August 2018: African swine flu. Same strain as Russia, from Georgia. Millions of pigs were killed. China needs to purchase US pork products.
  • Jan 2019: 2,000 serious hospitalized cases of lung failure pneumonia recorded, indicating widespread US infections. CDC blames e-cigarette vaping-associated lung injury (EVALI), yet not a single case happens elsewhere in the entire world. Respiratory symptoms include shortness of breath, pain on breathing, cough, fever, chills, nausea, weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain, ground glass lung CT scan.
  • May 2, 2019, The chemical and biological defense unit of USA Defense Fort Detrick, MD, announces bid to develop SARS and MERS virus inhibitors.
  • June 14, 2019. CDC finds the US Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, MD, non-compliant with its pathogen control agreement.
  • June 30, 2019 Unidentified pneumonia in Springfield, VA nursing home kills two and sickens dozens.
  • July 9, 2019: White House withdraws the only US epidemiologist embedded with China’s CDC.Covid-19 Timeline 2015
  • July 9: Report of vape pneumonia in Alexandria, VA, 65 miles southeast of Fort Detrick, MD. The lung images show typical Covid-19 ‘ground glass’ shadow.
  • July 12: Respiratory outbreak at Springfield, Virginia assisted care facility, near Fort Detrick, MD, kills 2, sickens 54. A third patient dies four days later. Deaths remain unexplained. Fairfax county retirement community suffers respiratory illness-outbreak.
  • Jul 14, 2019–Chinese researcher escorted from infectious disease lab amid RCMP investigation.
  • July 17th,  2019–A pneumonia epidemic report reported at a nursing home in Burke, VA, 56 minutes from Fort Detrick, MD. It remains unexplained.
  • July 18,  2019–Fairfax County health officials said they don’t yet have a cause of the respiratory illness that sickened more than 60 residents at a Northern Virginia senior living community. The outbreak at Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield began June 30. Health officials said  what was striking about the outbreak was the number of residents impacted and the time of year — summer instead of winter, when flu and respiratory illness usually spread.
  • Jul 19,  2019, US fired its epidemiologist Linda Quick, who was embedded with China’s CDC. “The message from the administration was, ‘don’t work with China, they’re our rival,” Frieden said. 
  • Jul 19,  2019 CDC shuts down Ft. Detrick Lab, Maryland. A senior scientist describes the atmosphere as one of “fear and mistrust.”
  • July 26. Virginia State Health Bureau takes measures to prevent the pneumonia epidemic spread, including stopping collective activities, screening residents, and extra cleanliness.
  • August 19th,  2019 CDC expands patient detection system with the same symptoms as existing patients.
  • Aug 19. Why 10,000 sudden early large-scale “flu” deaths in the US? How many of the 31M “flu” infected & 31,000 deaths are COVID? (US CDC chief admitted some).
  • Aug 26, 2019 – Virginia Department of Health confirms three cases of severe lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes, known as vaping.
  • Sept 14–November,  2019. Coronavirus identified in Italy after laboratory tests isolated a strain of the virus from an Italian patient with genetic differences from the original strain isolated in China. Massimo Galli, professor of infectious diseases at the University of Milan, said, “Very strange pneumonia” circulated in Europe last year.
  • September 2019–US military team trains for Military Games at Fort Belvoir, near Fort Detrick, MD.
  • October 3, 2019. Vaping ruled out. Doctors studying lung tissue from people with vaping-related injuries have ruled out one diagnosis as a probable explanation of how vaping harms the lungs, further deepening the mystery over the exact cause of hundreds of illnesses in the United States.
  • October 3, 2019. US Military sent 300 “soya” soldiers to Wuhan military game that ranked 35th. Complete Covid Timeline from 1943-2021 as of February, 2021
  • Oct. 18 2019–Deputy Director of the CIA participated in a Johns Hopkins, WEF, and the Gates Foundation hosted a pandemic tabletop exercise codenamed Event 201 modeling a fictional coronavirus pandemic. Pentagon hawks & CIA Deputy Director joined Event 201 that exactly simulated what COVID is rolling out now? 
  • Nov. 11–CDC Advertises for Quarantine Managers in all major cities
  • Nov 19: US intelligence warned White House to protect USM bases surrounding China on Wuhan cataclysmic outbreak? (ABC News). US intelligence alerted Nato-Israel-allies on Wuhan cataclysmic outbreak, but not China & WHO? (Times of Israel) 
  • December 2019: Coronavirus appearance puts China’s economy on hold.
  • 17 Dec 2019: South Korea held mobilization on COVID-19 outbreak spreading by return Koreans to fully prepare itself timely for the outbreak? They said pure luck. (Reuters) [Complete Covid Timeline from 1943-2021 as of February, 2021]
  • 27 Dec 19: Why did Wuhan Dr. Zhang Jixian only detect the first few suspect cases later than US intelligence reports?
  • 31 Dec 19: China CDC notified WHO & US CDC on unknown nCov cases.  
  • January 2020: China is hit by a “highly pathogenic” strain of bird flu in Hunan province. Many chickens died, many others were killed. China needs to purchase US poultry products. 
  • Jan 20, 2020: Why CDC & WH need to discuss the Covid19 outbreak in a top-secret secure facility, with everything Classified Top Secret? Because staffers said, “It has something to do with China.” Another piece of the complete covid timeline 1943-2021.
  • Jan 20-21. FirstWHO Field Visit to Wuhan, China to learn about the response to Covid-19. “We were at the hospital where the first patient was identified in the last week of December 2019. We also met with staff there, and with one of the earliest known patient,” Peter Ben Embarek, who leads the WHO team, told the Global Times, calling the visit “very informative.”
  • White House told federal health agency to classify coronavirus deliberations. The White House has ordered federal health officials to treat top-level coronavirus meetings as classified, an unusual step that has restricted information and hampered the U.S. government’s response to the contagion, according to four Trump administration official. The officials said that dozens of classified discussions about such topics as the scope of infections, quarantines, and travel restrictions had been held since mid-January in a high-security meeting room at the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), a key player in the fight against the coronavirus. According to the administration officials, the HHS meetings were held in a secure area called a “Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility,” or SCIF. SCIFs are usually reserved for intelligence and military operations. Ordinary cell phones and computers can’t be brought into the chambers. HHS has SCIFs because, theoretically, it would play a major role in biowarfare or chemical attacks. 
  • 20 Mar. 2020: Why did the U.S. erase many news reports on the internet covering the Ft. Detrick Lab shutdown? Petition urges US gov’t to clarify army lab shutdown as doubts grow over COVID-19’s origin.Why was Fort Detrick military lab shut down? Why flu-season came earlier all of a sudden? What caused vaping pneumonia, and why not allow people to do coronavirus testing? What are you trying to hide? You owe everyone an explanation,” Twitter user Julius Ryde commented, directly addressing President Trump. Why did the U.S. withdraw from the 1972 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) in 2001, threaten & prevent UNSC from setting up a monitoring mechanism for the BTWC Convention’s execution?
  • November 12, 2019–On November 12, a married couple from Inner Mongolia was admitted to a Beijing hospital, seeking treatment for pneumonic plague. The Chinese CDC, on Weibo – the Chinese Twitter – told public opinion that the chances of this being a new plague were “extremely low.” The couple was quarantined. Four days later, the third case of pneumonic plague was identified: a man from Inner Mongolia not related to the couple. Twenty-eight people who were in close contact with the man were quarantined. None had plague symptoms. Pneumonic plague has symptoms of respiratory failure, similar to pneumonia. Even though the CDC repeated, “there is no need to worry about the risk of infection,” of course, there was plenty of skepticism. The CDC may have publicly confirmed on November 12 these cases of pneumonic plague. But then Li Jifeng, a doctor at Chaoyang Hospital where the trio from Inner Mongolia was receiving treatment, published, privately, on WeChat, that they were first transported to Beijing actually on November 3. The key point of Li Jinfeng’s post – later removed by censors – was when she wrote, “I am very familiar with diagnosing and treating the majority of respiratory diseases (…), but this time, I kept on looking but could not figure out what pathogen caused pneumonia. I only thought it was a rare condition and did not get much information other than the patients’ history.”
  • Nov 2019–US military’s National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI) reported concerns about COVID-19 pandemic to US government that it will seriously affect USM bases in SK & Jp. “Analysts concluded it could be a cataclysmic event,” 
  • Dec 27, 2019 China. Wuhan Dr. Zhang Jixian detected & reported suspicious cases to CCDC.
  • Dec 31, 2019China notified WHO & US CDC.
  • December 5, 2019. Chinese medical researcher is arrested in Boston trying to take biological samples back to China. Zheng’s roommate, also a researcher, told FBI agents that two labmates of Zheng had succeeded in getting specimens to China. China, presumably, now went on high alert.
  • December 12, 2019. Identification of a novel coronavirus causing severe pneumonia in humans: a descriptive study. Chinese Medical Journal .
  • December 21, 2019–In CCDC Weekly (Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention), Chinese epidemiologists published an article stating that the first cluster of patients with “pneumonia of an unknown cause” occurred beginning 21 December 2019.  A Novel Coronavirus Genome Identified in a Cluster of Pneumonia Cases — Wuhan, China 2019−2020.” 
  • Dec. 27, 2019 – Dr. Zhang Jixian, ICU doctor at Hubei Hospital, reports to Wuhan Municipal Health Commission on pneumonia patients with an unknown cause.
  • Dec. 28, 2019– Three more patients arrive at the hospital, all related to Huanan Seafood Market.
  • Dec. 30, 2019 – Wuhan Municipal Health Committee issues notice of an unknown viral illness. Doctors in Wuhan observed an unusual kind of pneumonia in late December.
  • December 31, a high-level team arrived from Beijing to investigate the reports coming from the hospitals. On the last day of 2019, the Chinese authorities informed the Beijing office of the WHO of “cases of pneumonia unknown etiology (cause).”
  • December 31, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission declared no evidence to show human-to-human transmission at this point (no medical worker had been infected), verified on January 4 by the first expert team of China’s National Health Commission. 
  • Dec. 31.–Beijing receives virus genome results. Wuhan announces the virus on CCTV and CGTN.
  • January 2, 2020, according to the WHO’s situation report, “the incident management system was activated across the three levels of WHO (country office, regional office, and headquarters).” 
  • January 4, 2020. WHO announced publicly that the Chinese authorities had informed it of “a cluster of pneumonia cases—with no deaths—in Wuhan.” and reported this on its official Twitter account.
  • January 5, the WHO published its first risk assessment. “There is limited information to determine the overall risk of this reported cluster of pneumonia of unknown etiology. The symptoms reported among the patients are common to several respiratory diseases, and pneumonia is common in the winter season; however, the occurrence of 44 cases of pneumonia requiring hospitalization clustered in space and time should be handled prudently.” (Wuhan’s population is 11 million, and Hubei Province is 58 million. The 44 cases of what was then called pneumonia were of concern, but there was no imperative to sound a global alarm.
  • Jan. 1, 2020– Chinese CCDC researchers publish an article on the suspected outbreak. Huanan Seafood market shut down.
  • Jan. 1, 2020–Two-hundred and nineteen American CEOs, the largest number in history, resign and cash in their stock options at the peak of the market.
  • Jan. 3, 2020–The head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC), Dr. Gao Fu, phoned the CDC’s Dr. Robert Redfield to notify him of the virus’s dangers.
  • January 8 the “unknown cause” was identified as a novel coronavirus.
  • Jan. 3, 2020–China reports 44 suspected patients with the mystery pneumonia. National Health Commission classifies it as highly pathogenic, orders all labs without high pathogen licenses to destroy or transfer samples to secure labs.
  • Jan. 9, 2020– Chinese labs confirm the existence of the new virus, begin genetic sequencing. China reports the death of a 61-year-old male in Wuhan with several underlying medical conditions.
  • Jan. 9–Chinese officials announce the coronavirus outbreak with 44 confirmed cases.
  • January 12. China publishes a full genome sequence of the virus and preliminary testing kits were developed and made available in Wuhan.
  • Jan 11–China uploads the genetic sequence of the novel coronavirus to an international database. .
  • January 13 another test and test protocol developed in Germany. On January 17 WHO adopted refined version of this test.
  • Jan 15Wuhan’s health commission said that “although significant evidence confirming human-to-human transmission has yet to be found, the possibility of limited human-to-human transmission cannot be ruled out.”
  • Jan. 15.–Oxford University’s Evolutionary Ecology of Infectious Disease group says Covid-19 reached the UK no later than mid-January and may have infected half the population by March 21. 
  • Jan 16–President Trump decides to evacuate Americans from Wuhan and bar people from entering the US.
  • Jan. 18–HHS runs a 6-month, “Crimson Contagion” scenario of a respiratory virus pandemic that begins in China and quickly spreads around the world.
  • January 20, 2020. The first official statement that verified human-to-human transmission was made by China’s leading respiratory disease expert, Zhong Nanshan.
  • January 21. The National Health Commission reported that the novel coronavirus was a Class B infectious disease and that Class A methods of prevention must be adopted.
  • January 22. “Scott Liu, 56, a Wuhan native and a textile importer who lives in New York, caught the last commercial flight, on January 22.” New York Times.
  • January 23. Complete cordon sanitaire (not quarantine) around Wuhan. China locks down three cities, including Wuhan, and suspends flights.  At the time, there were 571 confirmed cases and 17 fatalities. China builds a 1,000-bed hospital over the weekend to treat coronavirus
  • Jan. 24, 2020–Following private briefings on the COVID-19 pandemic, five US senators sold major stock holdings, allowing them to avoid significant losses before the markets plummeted.
  • Jan. 24, 2020–“Many of China’s actions to date are overly aggressive and ineffective in quelling the outbreak.” (Slate op-ed); President Xi’s efforts to rally the country called “Shoddy propaganda” by LA Times
  • Jan. 25China bans citizens from reserving overseas tours. Japan Tourism Company faces 20,000 cancellations from coronavirus outbreak. The tourism industry hit hard as Chinese tourists stay home, and China screened health of people leaving China.
  • Jan. 26 – A description of the first clinical cases published in The Lancet: “No epidemiological link was found between the first patient and later cases. Their data also show that, in total, 13 of the 41 cases had no link to the seafood marketplace”. Says Daniel Lucey, an infectious disease specialist at Georgetown University, “If the new data are accurate, the first human infections must have occurred in November 2019—if not earlier—because there is an incubation time between infection and symptoms surfacing. The virus came into that marketplace before it came out of that marketplace.”
  • Jan. 27 – WHO’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there was no need for measures that “unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade” in trying to halt the spread of a coronavirus.
  • Jan. 28Coronavirus first confirmed case at Seattle clinic.
  • Jan 29 – WHO rejects accusations that China was responsible for the global spread of COVID-19. Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says, “[China’s] actions helped prevent the spread of coronavirus to other countries.”
  • Jan. 30: The WHO declared Covid-19 a global health emergency. There were then 82 cases outside China and zero deaths.
  • Jan. 30– US State and Federal officials refuse permission for Dr. Chu, UW infectious disease expert permission to use ongoing ‘flu tests to monitor for coronavirus.
  • Jan. 30– The fallout from the virus in China “will help to accelerate the return of jobs to North America,” with millions at the time placed under lockdown in Wuhan and elsewhere.[1] Western publications from the New York Times to the Guardian widely hailed the virus as potentially bringing an end to China’s decades of rapid economic growth – with a ‘rebalancing’ of the global economy towards Western power strongly implied.
  • Feb. 3–US CDC rejects WHO tests and ships 200 test kits. 57 personnel arrive at a Nebraska military base, among the first Americans evacuated from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak. Dr. James Lawler, an infectious disease specialist, immediately asked the CDC for permission to test the quarantined group, deeming it crucial to know whether people without symptoms were infected and could spread the deadly pathogen, but the “CDC does not approve this study,” an official at the quarantine site wrote to Lawler in a Feb. 8 email obtained by Reuters. “Please discontinue all contact with the travelers for research purposes.”
  • Feb. 15, 2020–CDC announces that its tests were flawed and recalls them.
  • Feb 16-24– WHO’s chief executive director for health emergencies, Michael Ryan, “I have never seen the scale and commitment of an epidemic response at this level in terms of all of government. The Chinese government deserves huge credit for that response and for the transparency in which they have dealt with this.”
  • Feb. 25, 2020 – Without government approval, Dr. Helen Chu and U of Washington begin coronavirus testing and get an immediate positive Covid-19 result. By then, the virus has contributed to two people’s deaths and would kill twenty more in the Seattle region over the following days.
  • Feb. 28. Europe, with half of China’s population, reached 339 cases.
  • March 9, 2020: HHS staffers often weren’t informed about coronavirus developments because they didn’t have adequate clearance., “because it had to do with China.” Another piece of the complete Covid timeline 2015-2021
  • March 11, 2020: White House classifies all coronavirus deliberations and shifts HHS meetings to a secure area called a “Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility,” or SCIF, usually reserved for intelligence and military operations during biowarfare or chemical attacks.
  • Mar. 11.–US announces it has tested 5,000 people suspected of C-19 infection.
  • March 11, 2020–White House fires the National Security Council Pandemic Response Directorate. “We worked very well with that office,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told Congress, “It would be nice if the office were still there.”
  • Mar. 12, 2020– CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield testifies to Congress that some early fatalities attributed to ‘flu has been attributed to C-19 after post-mortem analysis. Dr. Redfield does not identify their dates or locations.
  • Embedded videoMarch 12, 2020–Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian asks, “When did patient zero begin in the US? How many people are infected? What are the names of the hospitals? It might be the US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent! Make public your data! The US owes us an explanation!”
  • March 13–“If I get COVID, I’m going to China,” said Dr. Bruce Aylward, the WHO’s Assistant Director-General and head of the agency’s COVID-19 mission. “They know how to keep people alive. What I saw was a tremendous sense of responsibility, and of duty, to protect their families, their communities, and even the world, from this disease,” reflected Aylward. “I left with such a deep sense of admiration for the people of Wuhan and Chinese society in general.”
  • March 13–Since Jan. 31, Santa Clara County, CA reported infections have grown to 114 as of Sunday, March 15. Fifteen were associated with travel to China or other infection hot zones, 28 had been in close contact with infected people and 52 involved patients with no travel risk or contact with known cases, indicating their infections were acquired locally. 
  • March 17–A team of American, British, and Australian virologists announce in the scientific journal Nature, “we do not believe that any type of laboratory-based scenario is plausible…. Our analyses clearly show that SARS-CoV-2 is not a laboratory construct or a purposefully manipulated virus,” the stated in a March 17 article published. A group of 27 public health scientists from eight countries signed an open letter this March in the Lancet medical journal, “strongly condemn[ing] conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin.” The letter states that the scientific findings to date “overwhelmingly conclude that this coronavirus originated in wildlife, as have so many other emerging pathogens.”
  • March 18, 2020–Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vows to increase crushing sanctions on Iran though it is already preventing the country from purchasing vital medicine and ventilators. In Venezuela, U.S. sanctions increased the cost of a coronavirus test to three times more than in non-sanctioned countries.
  • March 19, 2020–China declares victory over coronavirus. The U.S.boasted the sharpest increase in deaths and new infections per day of any country in the world. US doctors run out of N95 masks
  • March 20, 2020US State Department cables all officials: “[PRC] Propaganda and Disinformation on the COVID-19 Pandemic. Chinese Communist Party officials in Wuhan and Beijing had a special responsibility to inform the Chinese people and the threat world since they were the first to learn of it. Instead, the… government hid news of the virus from its people for weeks, while suppressing information and punishing doctors and journalists who raised the alarm. The Party cared more about its reputation than its own people’s suffering. “These talking points are all anyone is really talking about right now,” one official said. “Everything is about China. We’re being told to try and get this messaging out in any way possible, including press conferences and television appearances.”
  • March 24, 2020–Three-quarters of China’s workforce was back on the job.
  • March 27, 2020–The U.S. military stops providing some of granular data about coronavirus infections within its ranks.
  • March 27, 2020– China’s Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 52, above the 50 threshold that signifies expansion. Complete Covid Timeline 2015-2021
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  • April 16Peter Daszak, disease ecologist and the president of EcoHealth Alliance, “I’ve been working with that [Wuhan] lab for 15 years. And the samples collected were collected by me and others in collaboration with our Chinese colleagues; they’re some of the world’s best scientists. There was no viral isolate in the lab and no cultured virus that’s anything related to SARS coronavirus 2. So it’s just not possible.”
  • April 17–CNN host Chris Cuomo said he believes there will be revelations showing the novel coronavirus was spreading in the United States as early as October. “The kids now anecdotally, Cristina believes, that at least two of them have had it in the last few months. Why? We don’t know, but atypically long-duration sinus, fever, lethargy. I think we’re going to learn that coronavirus has been in this country since, like, October, that there have been cases,” Cuomo said. “And as you guys both know, and I hear all the time from all over the country, how many people do you hear saying, ‘I think I had it, I had this and this, I lost my sense of smell and this and that, but I never got tested’? Those cases are, like, abounding all over the country,” he added.
  • April 21, 2020. Virus already in Italy by December, sewers show; Coronavirus found in Paris sewage points to early warning system
  • April 21–The County of Santa Clara Medical Examiner-Coroner has identified three individuals who died with COVID-19 in Santa Clara County before the COVID-19 associated death on March 9, 2020, originally thought to be the first death associated with COVID-19 in the county. Samples from the two individuals were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Today, the Medical Examiner-Coroner received confirmation from the CDC that tissue samples from both cases are positive for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Additionally, the Medical Examiner-Coroner has also confirmed that an individual who died in the county on March 6 died of COVID-19. These three individuals died at home when very limited testing was available only through the CDC. Testing the CDC’s criteria at the time-restricted testing to only individuals with a known travel history and who sought medical care for specific symptoms. 
  • November 17th, 2020. Italian Researchers Find Coronavirus was Circulating in Italy September, 2019 (part of the complete Covid timeline 1943-2021). As reported in a Reuters article earlier today, Italian researchers have shown that the Coronavirus has circulated in Italy since last September.
  • COVID-19 could have been in the US as early as December. Researchers have shown that much of California’s early cases have arrived from New York, not China.
  • A Wall Street Journal article revealed that months before travel bans and lockdowns, Americans were already transmitting the virus across the country. Researchers believe that it is highly likely that local community spread may have been established in several locales in the U.S. as early as mid-January.
  • November 30, 2020. The CDC finds Covid-19 in the US before it was in China, agreeing with findings in Italy, Spain, and France. Tests of archived Red Cross blood samples taken in the US from December 13, 2019, revealed high levels of antibodies nationwide for the Covid-19 virus. The samples were taken more than two weeks before the December 31 official confirmation of the outbreak in Wuhan and a month earlier than the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in the US on January 19. “Serologic testing of U.S. blood donations to identify SARS-CoV-2-reactive antibodies: December 2019-January 2020”. Sridhar V Basavaraju, MD, et al. Covid Timeline complete
  • From the CDC paper: the diagram in Table 1, above, illustrates the temporal variation in positive samples from September 2019 to February 2020. Notably, two peaks of positivity for anti-SARS-CoV-2 RBD antibodies were visible: the first one started at the end of September, reaching 18% and 17% of IgM-positive cases in the second and third weeks of October, respectively. A second occurred in February 2020, with a peak of over 30% of IgM-positive cases in the second week. Out of this cluster of 16 positive samples, 11 (68.7%) originated in Lombardy:
  • Dec. 1. Bloomberg:COVID-19 was silently infecting Americans before first cases emerged in Wuhan: CDC study. Coronavirus was present in the U.S. weeks earlier than scientists and public health officials previously thought, raising questions about the pandemic’s origin”.


  • January, 2021. US monthly Covid deaths peak at 95,000. MIT says the number is 133,000.
  • Feb. 25.Analyzing Covid genomes using k-mer natural vector method, we conclude that the virus likely already existed in France, India, Netherlands, England, and USA before the Wuhan outbreak”. 
  • Mar. 30. Joint WHO-China Report on Jan.-Feb. China visit: “Researchers reviewed 76,000 clinical records from October to November 2019, in which were 92 possible cases of Covid-19. 67 of those had no signs of infection based on antibody tests done a year later, and all 92 were ultimately ruled out based on the clinical criteria for Covid-19”. 
  • May 4. Mutations of the progenitor and its offshoots have produced many dominant coronavirus strains, which have spread episodically over time. Fingerprinting based on common mutations reveals that the same coronavirus lineage has dominated North America for most of the pandemic in 2020. There have been multiple replacements of predominant coronavirus strains in Europe and Asia and the continued presence of multiple high-frequency strains in Asia and North America. We have developed a continually updating dashboard of global evolution and spatiotemporal trends of SARS-CoV-2 spread: An evolutionary portrait of the progenitor SARS-CoV-2 and its dominant offshoots in COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • June 1. WHO sends 30 Italian 2019 biological samples to Rotterdam’s Erasmus University laboratory for re-testing.
  • June 3. WHO says the search for Covid’s origins is being “poisoned by politics”. 
  • June 5.  European Medicines Agency’s reports 13,867 deaths and 1,354,336 serious injuries following injections of MRNA Moderna (CX-024414), MRNA Vaccine Pfizer-Biontech, AstraZeneca Vaccines, Vaccine Janssen (AD26.COV2.S).
  • June 8.  Erasmus University concluded that the Italian samples from 2019. “Are very similar to what (Italy’s National Cancer Institute) discovered, despite some small differences. The combined results made a convincing case that the coronavirus or a similar virus was circulating in Italy months before the country’s first officially recorded case”.
  • June 9. A study conducted of 52,000 Cleveland Clinic employees found that vaccines significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 for those who have never tested positive–but not for those with previous infection. 4%-6% of Americans tested positive in December, 2019, according to the CDC.
  • June 10. UK Government reports 1,295 deaths and 922,596 injuries recorded following the experimental COVID injections: AstraZeneca: 863 deaths and 717,250 injuries; Pfizer- BioNTech: 406 deaths and 193,768 injuries; Moderna: 3 deaths and 9243 injuries. (Source.); Unspecified COVID-19 injections: 22 deaths and 2335 injuries. (Source.) Italy halted use of AstraZeneca injections for people under age of 60, following the death of a teenager who died from blood clots.
  • June 11. CDC lists 329,02 injuries following COVID-19 shots: 5,888 deaths, 4,583, permanent disabilities, 5,884 life-threatening, 43,892 ER visits, and 19,597 hospitalizations.

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