This full page Special article appeared in the Sunday June 7, 2020 issue of Daily World newspaper.

Unmasking The Dragon

Kal Korff
10 min readJun 6, 2020


New evidence indicates that the Coronavirus was infecting people in Wuhan as early as October, 2019. China covered it up for 12 weeks.

Kal K Korff

Rule Number 1 when faced with the outbreak of a deadly virus pandemic could not be more clear: Always tell the truth, never mince words. Not only is this a universal moral obligation to any victims and the public, truth is also vital for the safety and survival of the larger world community so that it can plan and act accordingly. Without facts, science cannot exist, let alone help.

For it is only in acting together via global cooperation, which means the sharing of factual data and through the pooling of resources, that one has any chance of rapidly containing and then eventually defeating the lethal, social, economic and security impacts inherent in a crisis like the current Coronavirus pandemic. The logic here is beyond obvious. Science is fact based, the greatest thing about facts is that anyone wishing to do so can verify them. Facts are inviolate, they care not about people’s opinions, even if they are the views and words of world leaders.

Clear As Mud

“All along, we have acted with openness, transparency and responsibility. We have provided information to the WHO [World Health Organization] and the relevant countries in a most timely fashion,” so declared China’s President and dictator-for-life, Xi Jinping; wholly serious and with a straight face in a speech he gave before the WHO’s recent annual World Health Assembly meeting which, ironically, India will now be leading going forward.

It must be noted that Xi Jinping is also General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In Communist China, there is no rule of law. Instead, only Jinping’s word matters, for it is absolute. People literally live and die at his whim, just ask the millions of peaceful Muslim Uyghurs who are imprisoned today in what the CCP euphemistically calls its “re-education camps” so they can be “rehabilitated into productive members of society again,” as typical Communist propaganda often claims.

Indeed, in his public boasting that his government and the CCP released the genome sequence for the newly discovered Coronavirus “at the earliest possible time,” this was still another brazen lie by Xi Jinping. Predictably, the WHO sat silent as he droned on. While Jinping now claims he supports (in theory) a neutral, independent global inquiry into what really happened concerning the origins of the Coronavirus, it’s only on his terms. Until he starts speaking the truth and truly cooperates transparently, it is not possible to hold the kind of admirable, global inquiry backed by more than 120 nations, that the WHO and now India will have oversight over.

For there is no credible way to avoid the fact that it was Xi Jinping who deliberately refused to act morally and take vital timely steps to contain his own Coronavirus outbreak until it was too late. Instead, he deliberately empowered millions of people to travel around the world, promptly infecting it. For the now nearly 7 million people who have gotten this virus, with nearly 400,000 now dead as of this reporting, these numbers are just minimums and will continue to rise. They speak volumes about this crime against humanity that was deliberately committed, not to mention the billions of lives affected, millions of businesses impacted, trillions of dollars in economic damage and social upheaval. Here’s facts Xi Jinping’s government won’t tell you:

Party Line

According to the CCP, the first known Coronavirus case was identified on December 20, 2019 when doctors in Wuhan noted in their logs: “Cluster of pneumonia cases with an unknown cause.” While this is still the CCP’s official ‘party line’ literally, this claim has always been untrue.

We know this because official Chinese medical records show that on November 17, 2019, a male age 55 contracted the virus and was admitted for treatment. While he recovered, he also infected his wife. Neither of these victims had any contact nor were they even geologically close to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market (HSWM), which was raided by authorities on January 1, 2020 and shut down in a very public display of CCP “we’re on top of this, nothing to see here folks,” bravado that was never close to being true. The HSWM is still blamed as being the origin of the Coronavirus by China, even though there is no evidence this was ever true.

The fact these two cases date back to November of 2019 completely destroys the narrative that the outbreak largely began on December 20th. If anything, it was rampant by then, we also know this because social media postings started to appear days later by doctors who were both infected and in the middle of treating scores of patients. Put another way, the Coronavirus outbreak in China has always been much worse than Xi Jinping’s government has ever admitted. Even if it were to eventually cop to all of the deaths and locations of what it does know, this data set would still be incomplete because of the roughly one-third ratio of victims not showing any obvious symptoms, yet still carrying and infecting others who then die.

By December 12, 2019 the Center for Health Protection in Hong Kong reported its first Coronavirus case. The woman had traveled from Wuhan, the center of the outbreak. Meanwhile, back in Wuhan medical staff were not only infected, quarantines were set up, the number of known cases was by this time in the hundreds.

Jinping’s Own Evidence

While the CCP sticking to its December 20 narrative fooled no one, ironically it has been Xi Jinping himself who has been releasing data which he claims “proves” he was always on top of the crisis and had issued razor clear, firm instructions. To support their contention, the CCP sent this writer an official transcript of Xi Jinping’s infinite words of wisdom when he met with his party Comrades on January 7, 2020. Prepare to be underwhelmed after you read them:

“After the outbreak of the new coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan, on January 7, when I chaired the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee, I put forward requirements for the prevention and control of the new coronavirus pneumonia.

“On January 20, I specifically issued instructions on the prevention and control of the epidemic, pointing out that the epidemic must be highly valued, the prevention and control work must be done to the fullest, requiring the party committees and governments at all levels and relevant departments to put the lives and health of the people first. Take effective measures to resolutely curb the spread of the epidemic.

“On January 22, in view of the rapid spread of the epidemic and the serious challenges facing prevention and control, I specifically requested Hubei Province to implement comprehensive and strict control of the outflow of personnel. On the first day of the first month, I once again chaired a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee to conduct research, redeployment, and mobilization of epidemic prevention and control, especially patient treatment, and decided to set up a central leading group for epidemic response.”

Some people have no shame. Xi Jinping takes this whole concept to a new level. The fact he admits that it was only on January 22, 2020 that he “specifically requested Hubei Province to implement comprehensive and strict control of the outflow of personnel,” destroys his perceived credibility for the only reason which matters — by then it was already too late, a fact Xi Jinping not only knew, but obviously was not troubled by otherwise one can argue that he would have acted sooner. Instead, during the six weeks that Xi Jinping could have fought against the spread of the Coronavirus, should have clamped down, instead he allowed as many as five million people to leave the Hubei Province where they not only infected every other province in China, but much of the world as well.

The seriousness, cynical and arguably murderous calculus behind what Xi Jinping has done cannot be understated. There is no other individual responsible. Jinping’s power in China is absolute, the strongest since Communist China’s founder Chairman Mao himself. By allowing millions to travel for weeks before clamping down, Xi Jinping unleashed millions of infected people on the rest of the world. They just weren’t wearing suicide bombing vests.

Science Destroys

Science also destroys Xi Jinping’s ever changing timeline of events. In an early breakthrough, a scientific paper titled “Early Transmission Dynamics in Wuhan, China, of Novel Coronavirus–Infected Pneumonia,” was published in the January 29, 2020 New England Journal of Medicine just one week after Jinping was openly patting himself on the back for his “quick response.”

Co-authored by these scientists: Qun Li, M.Med., Xuhua Guan, Ph.D., Peng Wu, Ph.D., Xiaoye Wang, M.P.H., Lei Zhou, M.Med., Yeqing Tong, Ph.D., Ruiqi Ren, M.Med., Kathy S.M. Leung, Ph.D., Eric H.Y. Lau, Ph.D., Jessica Y. Wong, Ph.D., Xuesen Xing, Ph.D., Nijuan Xiang, M.Med., Yang Wu, M.Sc., Chao Li, M.P.H., Qi Chen, M.Sc., Dan Li, M.P.H., Tian Liu, B.Med., Jing Zhao, M.Sc., Man Liu, M.Sc., Wenxiao Tu, M.Med., Chuding Chen, M.Sc., Lianmei Jin, M.Med., Rui Yang, M.Med., Qi Wang, M.P.H., Suhua Zhou, M.Med., Rui Wang, M.D., Hui Liu, M.Med., Yinbo Luo, M.Sc., Yuan Liu, M.Med., Ge Shao, B.Med., Huan Li, M.P.H., Zhongfa Tao, M.P.H., Yang Yang, M.Med., Zhiqiang Deng, M.Med., Boxi Liu, M.P.H., Zhitao Ma, M.Med., Yanping Zhang, M.Med., Guoqing Shi, M.P.H., Tommy T.Y. Lam, Ph.D., Joseph T. Wu, Ph.D., George F. Gao, D.Phil., Benjamin J. Cowling, Ph.D., Bo Yang, M.Sc., Gabriel M. Leung, M.D., and Zijian Feng, M.Med., — their seminal work states as follows: “Among the first 425 patients…the majority of cases (55%) with onset before January 1, 2020, were linked to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, as compared with 8.6% of the subsequent cases. On the basis of this information, there is evidence that human-to-human transmission has occurred among close contacts since the middle of December 2019. Considerable efforts to reduce transmission will be required to control outbreaks if similar dynamics apply elsewhere. Measures to prevent or reduce transmission should be implemented in populations at risk. (Funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and others.)”

Notice that this report specifically mentions that the Coronavirus broke out before January 1, 2020 traced to the seafood market, which was in over 200 cases. Since there was no question Chinese officials were treating hundreds of victims not only in January, but as far back as mid-October, how does one ‘innocently explain’ Jinping’s comments that he and his government, “acted with openness, transparency and responsibility, and that “we have provided information to the WHO [World Health Organization] and the relevant countries in a most timely fashion,” that he has knowingly lied about? No one ‘forced’ Xi Jinping to lie and cover-up the facts about what really happened. Instead, he chose this path, and is increasingly being exposed.

The Nurse, Ms. Wang

In Wuhan, a former member of the CCP who is known by the name of “Ms Wang,” became understandably angry when she was unceremoniously ousted from her residences by two party bureaucrats. In protest, Wang was determined to make a trip to petition her case with the CCP, hopefully she could get her two dwellings returned to her if she was successful.

Initially, she failed. Imprisoned for seven months and tortured, she decided to resume petitioning during the World Military Games which were being held in Wuhan from October 18–27, 2019.

Unbeknownst to her, she was followed by authorities and arrested, then put into a cheap hotel at the Wuyi Shouyi Road Metro Station out of sight, out of mind, by CCP officials to be held until the games were over.

Just a few days into her stay as a “guest” of the CCP, she became sick in ways she had never experienced before. Her symptoms matched the Coronavirus, including coughing up blood. She was admitted for emergency treatment at Wuhan Hospital 1, and reported that people were sick both at the hotel and in the hospital where she was eventually seen.

Ms. Wang claims that a “Dr. Huang Ying” treated her, the hospital would send her back to the CCP provided hotel room each day so as to minimize possible human to human infections. After she finished treatment, she left for Shanghai, just before the outbreak in Wuhan was openly declared and became official. This was two days before this city of 11 million was put into lockdown.

Wang received a phone call from Dr. Ying, she claims, requesting that she come back for further treatment. Wang refused, she had relocated to Shanghai after all, whatever ‘treatment’ should be available much closer to her.

An investigation by this writer proves that Dr. Huang Ying certainly exists. She works at the Wuhan Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital, aka Hospital 1. When contacted, officials confirmed that Dr. Huang Ying’s speciality is respiratory illnesses, which is exactly what the Coronavirus is, it is an infectious respiratory pathogen. Specifically, her qualifications and background which are noted in official records claim that, “Diagnosis and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis, pulmonary fibrosis and other respiratory-related diseases. Graduated from the Department of Respiratory Medicine of the Second Clinical College of Wuhan University in 2007. After graduating with a master’s degree, she worked in the respiratory department of our hospital for 10 years. Diagnosis and treatment of chronic cough has rich clinical experience. Published multiple scientific research papers in Peking University core journals and participated in the completion of a number of provincial and municipal projects.”

There is more evidence for an October origin month for the Coronavirus. Recent DNA sequencing tests have now proven that this virus first started showing up in France as early as October. More countries are expected to be identified now matching this October time window as past cases get re-examined more carefully.

As of this reporting, the Chinese Communist Party, ergo Xi Jinping’s government, has refused to turn over all genetic materials to the WHO for complete study. In fact on December 27, 2019, the CCP ordered all DNA and other evidence destroyed, and/or transferred to Beijing. This includes all of the hospital records from Hospital 1 and other key treatment and diagnosis facilities.

There’s no “politically correct” way to ‘save face’ for Communist China and its regime concerning this Coronavirus pandemic. As the world also watches with very real concerns over how Hong Kong is being destroyed, with Taiwan threatened; with China playing games again along its border with India, the time for truth about China has never been greater. The world must increasingly demand it, the victims deserve it.




Kal Korff

Analyst, Author, Broadcaster, Columnist, Intelligence Officer, Inv. Journalist, Lecturer, Host: Kal’s Korner podcast. 10,000+ articles, 12 books published.