US President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused China of mishandling the outbreak. Photo: AP US President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused China of mishandling the outbreak. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused China of mishandling the outbreak. Photo: AP

China seizes on Trump comment US started working on coronavirus vaccine in January to deny cover-up claims

  • State media say the US president’s comments ‘prove’ Covid-19 was spreading in America early this year and he and other politicians are lying
  • Trump told press briefing that scientists began research hours after Chinese researchers shared virus’s genetic sequence online

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused China of mishandling the outbreak. Photo: AP US President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused China of mishandling the outbreak. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused China of mishandling the outbreak. Photo: AP
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