The German Intelligence Service [BND] is saying China told the WHO to hold off on classing COVID-19 as a pandemic or confirming human-to-human transmission, costing the world 4 to 6 weeks of response time; the CMO says that visitors did not spread COVID-19 in nursing homes; and the New York Times’ 1619 Project is insulted by an award.
https://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/corona-krise-bundesregierung-zweifelt-an-us-these-zur-entstehung-des-coronavirus-a-51add7cf-96b6-4d04-a2d0-71ce27cff69c – Der Spiegel piece on German Intelligence
https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/#/radio1/21765449 – Interview with the CMO
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/who-denies-coronavirus-cover-up-phone-call-between-xi-jinping-and-dr-tedros – Washington Examiner piece on WHO’s denials
NYT response to the open letter from historians.
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/nyti-m09.html – World Socialist Web Site response to the Pulitzer win.