Government officials just released some shocking news about China. They began stockpiling personal protective equipment (PPE) months before the COVID-19 outbreak.
This accusation comes from an analysis conducted by Dr. Tom McGinn, a Senior Health Advisor at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Col. John T. Hoffman, a Senior Research Fellow at the Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI) – a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence at the University of Minnesota.
Hoffman also served in the U.S. Army and he specialized in anti-terrorism and developing ways to protect military supply chain systems from attacks.
McGinn and Hoffman never believed the story that the COVID-19 outbreak emerged from the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market. And then they discovered that China began piling up PPE way before China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak on Dec. 31, 2019.
“You can go and look about three years back at import data,” Hoffman told the Telegraph. “This is not the normal up and down that occurs.”
David Asher is a former State Department official who investigated nuclear biological and chemical weapons proliferation and development issues. He revealed that the Chinese government was snatching up PPE supplies.
Asher told the Telegraph, “It was a persistent uptick [of Chinese purchasing]. And it was significant enough that my colleagues at DHS heard about it from American companies that manufacture PPE, and most importantly from U.S. hospitals reporting they weren’t able to get the normal supply of masks, gloves, gowns, and goggles.”
The report noted that China is the biggest manufacturer of PPE in the world, and their government started “severely restricting” the export of medical gowns and masks months before the COVID-19 outbreak.
If this report is accurate, the COVID-19 outbreak likely came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology lab rather than the wet market narrative.