The world is in the grip of a merciless pandemic. Maybe it's one we should have all seen coming, but at every level we, as a world, have been failed by those we have entrusted to protect the health of the world and its people and to prevent the very cataclysm that we now face.
It is our fault. We were asleep at the wheel. Three years ago the pieces were put in place that would see the our economies and way of life change so drastically today.
We were warned. We should have done something then, but complacency took hold and we ignored the warnings. What am I talking about? Back in 2017 a new WHO director general was put in place, below are some extracts from the article.
"The World Health Organization (WHO), the troubled United Nations health agency, has just elected a controversial new director-general. The choice should disturb taxpayers, members of Congress"
"WHO is plagued by persistent wasteful spending, utter disregard for transparency, pervasive incompetence, and failure to adhere to even basic democratic standards.
None of these problems are new, but they are worsening, and the latest developments underscore the need for tough love in the form of responsible stewardship of our largesse.
The May 23 election of Ethiopian politician Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to head WHO is the latest evidence that reform won’t come from WHO itself. Dr. Tedros, as he likes to be called (he has a Ph.D. in community health), is a leader of Ethiopia’s brutal minority party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, a wing of the ruling Marxist-rooted Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front. He served the violently repressive regime as minister of foreign affairs from 2012 to 2016, after a stint as health minister.
Tedros was reportedly elected with 133 of 185 votes in a third-round secret ballot, handily defeating the eminently qualified British candidate, David Nabbaro, M.D."
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won his 2017 election with China’s backing.
Tedros is now providing cover for China’s propaganda campaign denying responsibility for the outbreak.
Tedros praised China’s “transparency” and said China’s response to the virus was a model for other nations, though China tried to cover up the virus’s outbreak and silenced whistleblowers.
Tedros is the first-ever WHO chief not to be a medical doctor and was accused of covering up three different cholera epidemics as Ethiopia’s health minister.
Tedros praised China’s disastrous handling of the pandemic as an example for the rest of the world to follow. “China is actually setting a new standard for outbreak response,” he said on Jan. 30, shortly after returning from a trip to Beijing.
“Tedros apparently turned a blind eye to what happened in Wuhan and the rest of China and, after meeting with Xi in January, has helped China to play down the severity, prevalence and scope of the COVID-19 outbreak,” University of Texas-San Antonio professor Henry Thayer and Citizens Power Initiatives for China vice president Lianchao Han he wrote in a March 17 op-ed published in The Hill.
The pair called on Tedros to resign, adding: “From the outset, Tedros has defended China despite its gross mismanagement of the highly contagious disease. As the number of cases and the death toll soared, the WHO took months to declare the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, even though it had met the criteria of transmission between people, high fatality rates and worldwide spread.”
The WHO is now touting China’s claims to have reduced the number of new infections in Wuhan to zero. But Chinese officials are, once again, fudging the numbers for propaganda purposes, a Wuhan doctor told Japanese media company Kyodo News.
Tedros’s close relationship with China isn’t new.
He worked closely with China during his time as Ethiopia’s health minister, and China backed Tedros’s 2017 bid for WHO director-general, media outlets noted at the time.
Tedros won the election despite widely covered accusations that he covered up three different cholera epidemics as health minister in Ethiopia. Though he goes by “Dr. Tedros,” the WHO chief isn’t a medical doctor but has a PhD in public health.
Just months after taking over at the WHO, Tedros tapped former Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe, a notorious human rights violator, to be a UN Goodwill ambassador and only backed down after an international outcry.
Washington Post columnist Frida Ghitis similarly noted at the time that China “worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help Tedros defeat the United Kingdom candidate for the WHO job, David Nabarro. Tedros’s victory was also a victory for Beijing, whose leader Xi Jinping has made public his goal of flexing China’s muscle in the world.”
While Tedros has covered for the Chinese regime throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, he hasn’t hesitated to criticise the U.S. and other China adversaries for their coronavirus response, as Michael Collins, a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, noted in a Feb. 27 blog post.
On Feb. 3, Tedros rebuked the U.S. and other countries such as Australia that had closed off their borders to China when it became clear that the communist nation wasn’t containing the virus’s spread.
“There is no reason for measures that unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade. We call on all countries to implement decisions that are evidence-based and consistent,” he said. Once again he put China's interests above the health of the world.
The corruption at the World Health Organisation needs ripping out, root and stem. The WHO should be entirely independent of another countries influence, especially a country such as China, who "lies like the rest of us breath."
The head of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is a communist operative ensuring that China moves in to a prominent global position superseding the West, after the coronavirus pandemic ends.
Then this man HAS to be removed. The WHO HAS to be independent and free of influence. If we don't do something about this then we ARE doomed to repeat history. If the rest of the world leaders allow this insipid individual to remain in this position and allows the WHO to ignore the calls for reform and transparency - then we perhaps deserve the hell that awaits us.