Remember how TV’s talking heads told us that that the real bad guy in this story was Trump, and how America handled the virus?
It’s looking more and more like Trump was one of the very few GOOD guys in this drama.
The narrative has been that Trump is ‘anti-science’ for suggesting that HCQ might help people (it does) and that the WHO is corrupt (it is). He has also been called ‘racist’ for describing the Wuhan Chinese Coronavirus as ‘Chinese’. As it turns out, China has not even been as upfront about the pandemic they unleashed upon the world as first thought.
That’s right. The story about them finally getting around to doing the right thing and telling WHO about the outbreak doesn’t exactly check out.
Trust the Experts, they tell us, right? What if the ‘experts’ whose advice we relied upon intentionally deceived us to make China look better than they are?
Because it’s looking more and more like that’s exactly what DID happen.
Contrary to claims from both Chinese officials and the World Health Organization, China did not report the existence of the coronavirus in late 2019, according to a WHO timeline tracking the spread of the virus. Rather, international health officials discovered the virus through information posted to a U.S. website.
The quiet admission from the international health organization, which posted an “updated” timeline to its website this week, flies in the face of claims from some of its top officials, including WHO director general Tedros Adhanom, who maintained for months that China had informed his organization about the emerging sickness.
China and its allies at the WHO insisted in multiple interviews and press conferences that China came to the health organization with information about the virus. This is now known to be false. The WHO’s backtracking lends credibility to a recent congressional investigation that determined China concealed information about the virus and did not initially inform the WHO, as it was required to do.
…Rep. Michael McCaul (Texas), lead Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a member of Congress’s China Task Force, was one of the first lawmakers to expose China’s lies about reporting the virus. An interim congressional report on the virus’s origins published last month first disclosed the fact that the WHO found out about the virus from online postings, not China.
“I’m glad to see the WHO and the Chinese Communist Party have both read my interim report on the origins of the pandemic and are finally admitting to the world the truth—the CCP never reported the virus outbreak to the WHO in violation of WHO regulation,” McCaul told the Washington Free Beacon in a statement. “The question now is whether the CCP will continue their false propaganda campaign that continues to claim they warned the world, or whether they will come clean and begin to work with the world health community to get to the bottom of this deadly pandemic.”
McCaul’s report makes clear that WHO director general Adhanom parroted China’s claim about self-reporting the virus.
“Director General Tedros actively engaged in an effort to defend the CCP’s leadership from criticism, negatively impacting the world’s understanding of the virus and hampering the global response effort,” the report concluded. —FreeBeacon
Looks like that is exactly what DID happen, doesn’t it?
But Trump got grief for calling out WHO.
And he got grief when he took China to task for unleashing it on the world.