Sources revealed that the threat was perceived as early as November.
A report by ABC News reveals that the U.S. Intelligence had perceived and predicted that the virus spreading in China, Coronavirus, could become a 'cataclysmic event,' as early as November 2019. According to the report, sources familiar with official documents revealed that the apprehensions were presented in the November intelligence report by the military's National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI).
Speaking with ABC News, one of the sources said that the "Analysts concluded it could be a cataclysmic event." The source revealed that "It was then briefed multiple times to" the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon’s Joint Staff and the White House. The Pentagon, however, denied on Wednesday night that such a 'product/assessment' even existed.
The source further revealed that a detailed explanation of the situation was also provided to the President in his Daily Briefing Report, as early as January. ABC News Reported: "The timeline of the intel side of this may be further back than we’re discussing," a source said of preliminary reports from Wuhan, the city considered the initial epicenter of the outbreak in China. "But this was definitely being briefed beginning at the end of November as something the military needed to take a posture on."
While the Pentagon denies the existence of such a report, the number of cases in America is increasing rapidly. The number of positive cases has grown up to 435,000 and the number of deaths can touch 15,000 by the end of the day. Please practice caution and stay safe at home.