Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, newly elected director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), answers questions of the journalists at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
At the end of all this, there has to be a reckoning with China.
But there also needs to be a reckoning with the WHO as well. They have been complicit in spreading China’s lies and cost who knows how many lives, illnesses, and wrecked economies as a result.
In January, the WHO was still spreading the nonsense that the Wuhan coronavirus wasn’t contagious between humans based upon what China told them. That’s what they told the world.
Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China🇨🇳. pic.twitter.com/Fnl5P877VG
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 14, 2020
They said no travel or trade restrictions were necessary on Jan. 30. Fortunately, President Donald Trump didn’t listen to them and cut travel with China on Jan.31.
But one of the problems was China officially knew by Dec.1 (and likely long before) but didn’t tell the WHO until Dec. 31. Another interesting event also occurred Dec. 31 – that’s when Taiwan warned WHO about their concerns it could be transmitted between humans.
Now, The Economist is reporting that the WHO admitted that they didn’t even reply to Taiwan about their information. According to the report, allegedly because they feared hurting the relationship with China.
Important reporting from @TheEconomist. @WHO has admitted it did not even REPLY to Taiwan officials raising concerns in late DECEMBER over possible human to human transmission in the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan. For fear of hurting WHO relationship with China. Answers needed. pic.twitter.com/YZmVvfZpxM
— Naomi Ackerman (@nomiackerman) April 5, 2020
How many people traveled out of Wuhan while the WHO was spreading false information and bad advice despite having been warned as to the truth?
Here’s WHO adviser Bruce Aylward blowing off even any questions related to Taiwan because he’s not even able to admit it’s a different country.
Bruce Aylward of the World Health Organization refuses to answer any questions about Taiwan or why they’re banned from the WHO. China controls the WHO. pic.twitter.com/uLXGvuZne4
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 28, 2020
Here he is, prostituting himself for China.
But here’s another thought. Taiwan told the WHO their concerns about it being contagious on Dec. 31. China finally notified the WHO about the virus on Dec. 31 after knowing about it for weeks. Is that more than a coincidence? Or did they only tell the WHO after the WHO/China realized that Taiwan knew about it?
HT: Right Scoop