On 6 April 2020, Mr. Stefano Francesco Pipitone, founder of his homonymous Law Firm, filed a criminal complaint on his behalf against the Mayor of Wuhan, the head of the Department “Infectious disease control” at Wuhan’s Jianghan district Disease Control Center, against the Director General of the Central Hospital of Wuhan and the heads of the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, of Hubei Provincial Health Commission, China’s National Heatlh Commission (NHC), the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIN), the Wuhan Police Chief, for several offences, including, the crime of epidemic under article 438 of the Italian Criminal Code, attack on transport safety, under article 432, speculative maneuvers on goods pursuant, article 501bis, expressly requesting that the Public Prosecutor of the Court of Catania open investigations to shed light on the chain of deliberate omitted timely communications related to the outbreak of the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus, which occurred in China, in the city of Wuhan.
The complaint contained the results of several independent journalistic investigations, the conclusions of which reasonably allow to believe that already in November and December 2019 several Chinese authorities were in possession of sensitive clinical and epidemiological data on the nature of the virus, the degree and modality of transmission and the aggressiveness of the pathogen.
If such data had been promptly shared with the WHO and the international community, in the light of recent research carried out by Southampton University and reported by The Wall Street Journal, with a high degree of logical probability it would have been possible to avoid more than 90% of deaths.
The pandemic is considered by the WHO and the Italian Pandemic Plan as a “threat to National security”.
The seriousness of the facts, united with the information found in recent months by the most important international newspapers, deserve answers.