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. – Der Spiegel piece on German Intelligence – Interview with the CMO – Washington Examiner piece on WHO’s denials
NYT response to the open letter from historians. – World Socialist Web Site response to the Pulitzer win.