This is what a disgraced Communist puppet looks like when he’s desperately trying to salvage his legacy.
We already know that WHO was notified — by Taiwan officials — about verifiable concerns that the Wuhan Chinese Coronavirus as infectious human-to-human no later than December 31st.
This is the same idiot jackwagon that once tried to appoint Robert Mugabe to be a ‘goodwill ambassador’ for the WHO. How nice. There’s a guy whose judgment you want to put confidence in.
Now he’s trying to rewrite history. He doesn’t want his name writ large as playing the role of ‘incompetent toady’ to the Chinese Communist Party villains in this drama. But that’s precisely what future students of history OUGHT to see him as.
This is the same WHO that told us in mid-January that masks were not an effective means of preventing the spread of the virus. (This is at about the same time in history when China was ‘hoovering up’ as much PPE from around the world as they could find.)
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They later changed their tune about the masks. But by then the damage was done, and China had decimated international supplies.
“We can only give advice to countries. We don’t have any mandate to force countries to implement what we advise them,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a WHO briefing, noting that the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak “the highest level of emergency,” a global emergency, on January 30.
“The world should have listened to the WHO carefully,” Tedros said.
“We advised the whole world to implement a comprehensive public health approach – find, test, contact tracing and so on,” the WHO director continued. “The countries who followed that are in a better position than others.” — National Review
All that was a day late and a dollar short. The horse was already out of the barn, as they say. The WHO isn’t worth the powder it would take to blow it to Hell.
One of their own specialists was ignored more than a month earlier, on the same day that Taiwan sent the email referenced above. Rather than issuing any notification of danger, the WHO downplayed the risk of human-to-human transmission. So don’t go looking for praise for warning of the coming danger.
You were not the heroic answer to Paul Revere, telling of the coming danger — you were nothing more than watchdog asleep on the porch.
Scratch that. You were something far more sinister. You are like the turncoat guard we read about in stories of ancient sieges that takes a bribe to throw open the gates to the enemy.
“Right from the start, from the first notification we received on the 31st of December, given that this was a cluster of pneumonia — I’m a MERS specialist, so my background is in coronaviruses and influenza — so immediately thought, given that this is a respiratory pathogen, that of course there may be human-to-human transmission,” Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove said in a press briefing Monday.
Despite Van Kerkhove’s apparent suspicions, the WHO repeated Chinese authorities’ downplaying the possibility that the virus could spread between people.
The WHO repeatedly stated in early and mid-January that Wuhan healthcare workers weren’t becoming infected with coronavirus — a key indicator of human-to-human transmission.
Yet Wuhan doctor Lu Xiaohong told China Youth Daily that by Christmas she had already heard of doctors becoming infected with the virus. The Wall Street Journal similarly reported that Chinese doctors were aware of human-to-human transmission of COVID-19 since late December, though Chinese authorities censored those who spoke out.– DaiyCaller
That human-to-human transmission risk was low is pure, uncut, Chinese propaganda. One that experts either knew — or should have known to be — a lie.
“Reuters reported that the WHO downplayed the potential transmission, saying for the first time on that day (January 14) there may have been human-to-human transmission. On January 15, the head of China’s CDC emergency center claimed the risk of human-to-human transmission was ‘low.’”
In January, Ghebreyesus stated, “As you know, I was in China just a few days ago, where I met with president Xi Jingping. I left in absolutely no doubt about China’s commitment to transparency and protecting the world’s people.” —DailyWire
Trust the WHO?
At this rate, you’d have better odds buying sushi from the trunk of a stranger’s car.