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HBO documentary alleges Chinese coronavirus coverup

A woman (R), who has recovered from the COVID-19 coronavirus infection, is disinfected by volunteers as she arrives at a hotel for a 14-day quarantine after being discharged from a hospital in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province on March 1, 2020. Foto: STR/AFP

When evidence began mounting of a deadly new coronavirus in China a year ago, authorities could have reacted with swift warnings about public safety.

They didn't. Instead, they banned social-media posts about the virus, stopped symptomatic people from entering hospitals, punished doctors who spoke of the risks and unleashed a stream of state-TV propaganda downplaying its severity...

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