Representatives of the American intelligence community warned the White House about the devastating effects of the coronavirus on both human health and business back in November 2019. This was reported by ABC TV company with reference to sources.
The sources have read the report of the National Center for Medical Intelligence under the Intelligence Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense. According to the document, in November, there were detailed consequences of the coronavirus, then distributed in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Intelligence noted that the virus could seriously threaten U.S. military personnel stationed in Asia.
The consequences of the spread of coronavirus “will be catastrophic,” the report warned. The information was repeatedly reported to the U.S. Department of Defense Intelligence, the U.S. Army Chiefs of Staff Committee and the White House. Briefings on the new virus with senior federal government officials and members of the White House National Security Council regularly took place in December.
As noted in the publication, the U.S. government, using this information, could strengthen measures to mitigate and contain the coronavirus at an early stage and prepare for the crisis.
The day before it was reported that experts from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases began testing the vaccine against coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
According to Worldometer as of April 8, more than 400 thousand people are infected with coronavirus in the USA. 12857 patients were killed and 21.7 thousand people recovered.