US Congress passes Coronavirus bill 17 days before the first case was reported
Letter to the Editor
Before it even existed Congress pass ‘Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’
On January 03, 2020, H.R. 748 was introduced in the House of Representatives. That bill stated that the short title is as follows:
“This Act may be cited as the ‘Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’ or the ‘CARES Act’.”
Text: H.R.748 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
The problem is that when that bill was introduced there were no coronavirus cases reported in the United States. Indeed, it was not until January 20, 2020, that the first alleged confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in the United States.
New England Journal of Medicine
Even more suspicious is that the date of the bill, H.R. 748, January 3, 2020, came two days prior to the W.H.O. news release on January 5, 2020, of a reported outbreak of “pneumonia of unknown etiology (unknown cause)” in Wuhan City, China.
That means that as of January 5, 2020 coronavirus had not been identified as the cause of the outbreak of illness in Wuhan City in China. And to keep it in perspective, on that date, the illness was reported to affect only 44 people. The W.H.O emergency preparedness news release stated:
“On 31 December 2019, the WHO China Country Office was informed of cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology (unknown cause) detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. As of 3 January 2020, a total of 44 patients with pneumonia of unknown etiology have been reported to WHO by the national authorities in China. Of the 44 cases reported, 11 are severely ill, while the remaining 33 patients are in stable condition. According to media reports, the concerned market in Wuhan was closed on 1 January 2020 for environmental sanitation and disinfection.
The causal agent has not yet been identified or confirmed. On 1 January 2020, WHO requested further information from national authorities to assess the risk.”
Pneumonia of unknown cause – China, World Health Organization
My question is, how could the U.S. Congress know that there would be a need for such legislation to address an illness that had not even been reported to have occurred in the United States?
How could the U.S. Congress know on January 3, 2020, to name the legislation the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” when coronavirus had not yet been identified on that date as the cause for an illness on the other side of the world in China?
The W.H.O. had not identified it as a pandemic as it only affected 44 people and it was an illness from an “unknown etiology (unknown cause).”
How could the U.S. Congress know that there would be a need for economic relief from a pandemic before there was any indication of a pandemic?
And how could they know to name the bill after a virus that was only later identified as the alleged cause for the alleged pandemic?
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from Crisscross, Brisbane