Last May, DAFOH published a statement, Unmasking the COVID-19 Pandemic, discussing how by delaying information, silencing whistleblowers, and allowing international travel while restricting domestic travel, the Chinese government covered up the truth about the Wuhan virus outbreak and enabled it to spread globally to an unsuspecting world.
In October 2020, The Epoch Times obtained a series of leaked documents which revealed that patients with COVID-like symptoms were seen in Wuhan hospitals as early as September 2019. The newly formed Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response has criticized the Chinese regime for not publicly acknowledging that the virus was contagious until January 20, 2020. This was several weeks after Taiwan had warned the World Health Organization (WHO) of the risk of human-to-human transmission.
The WHO has been widely criticized for not declaring a global pandemic until March 2020. The Federalist wrote a year ago that China’s “near-total takeover” of the WHO was the reason for its repeated “issuing of inaccurate and bad advice” and that this malfeasance resulted directly from the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) “deliberate buying out” of WHO leadership.
In addition to silencing whistleblowers, the CCP also blocked information about the virus on all news and social media. Despite China’s obfuscation of the truth, the WHO consistently praised the CCP for its “transparency” and “leadership.” Yet, when a WHO team was finally allowed into China to conduct investigations into the source of the Wuhan virus, the CCP refused to provide crucial pandemic data.
The same lack of transparency, coverup and obscuration of data is evident in China’s transplant system. A leaked report exposed “systematic malpractice” in transplant data and organ allocation. For instance, organs were registered into the China Organ Transplant Response System (COTRS) after the transplants had already taken place. DAFOH Executive Director Dr. Torsten Trey said, “This could be a strong hint that organs are harvested on demand” and “because thousands of organs appear to have bypassed the allocation process, the entire system can’t be trusted.”
The report also detailed falsification of medical data. Both donor and recipient information had been altered right before surgery, and new recipients were added to waiting lists just before they were rolled into the transplant surgery suite. Additionally, five hospitals that were not authorized to conduct organ transplants had indeed performed them. Apparently, despite the global pandemic and the increased international attention on China’s organ transplant practices, Beijing appears to be continuing to expand its transplant industry.
DAFOH’s Unmasking the COVID-19 Pandemic describes how the CCP has long used a “deception protocol” to cover up actions that violate internationally accepted ethical standards. It then denies and hides those actions while spreading disinformation regarding them. Additionally, the Chinese regime profits from these acts that the world finds abhorrent. The deception protocol reveals that the CCP’s only interest is self-aggrandizement and self-preservation, regardless of the consequences that are often devastating to its citizens.