The real question is why is this even news? The WHO is there to prevent mass pandemics from spreading and killing people, and they have not saved one single country in 2020. The US wasted $900 million dollars, 15% of the WHO budget, on an organization so corrupt it has been captured and become a Chinese advertising agency directly working against the interests of the Western nations that fund it.
Donald Trump says US will halt funding to WHO over handling of coronavirus pandemic
Mr Trump, speaking as the US death toll from COVID-19 passed 25,000, said the United Nations health agency had “failed in its basic duty and it must be held accountable”.
He said the group had promoted China’s “disinformation” about the virus, and said the outbreak could have been contained at its source and lives could have been saved if the WHO had done a better job of investigating initial reports coming out of China.
The big news is that Australia, and most other countries are still funding the WHO. When will our media start asking why we do that? Is Scott Morrison afraid of the UN, afraid of China, or afraid of the ABC?
This is the WHO in January 2020 — it’s what abject failure looks like
Back then, the WHO could have saved the world:
“Travel restrictions can cause more harm than good by hindering info-sharing, medical supply chains and harming economies,” the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. — BBC
President Xi’s personal guidance and deployment show his great leadership capability, Tedros said.
He said that China has released information in an open and transparent manner, identified the pathogen in a record-short time and shared the genetic sequence of the novel coronavirus in a timely manner with the WHO and other countries.
China’s measures are not only protecting its people, but also protecting the people in the whole world, he said. — FMPRC
UPDATE: If you wonder why Tedros sold his medical soul and grovelled for President Xi, read my post from Feb 3rd 2020: Follow the money — or rather the Belt and Road. Tedros was the Foreign Minister for Ethiopia from 2012-2016. Ethiopia now owes China $13b which it can’t pay. China bought WHO approval one African state at a time.
The answer is because the mainstream media act as if the WHO are Gods, and never ask them a hard question.
UPDATE: When the media do, they might want to ask about this WHO tweet on January 14th. The first cases of the SARS-Cov-2 Virus were circulating in November in Wuhan.
The Guardian is still apologizing for the WHO – claiming lamely that it said the right things, but doesn’t have any power. They quoted Tedros on March 11 warning of ““alarming levels of inaction” from many countries. “. But by then the virus was everywhere, tens of thousands were infected and coronavirus was practically slapping world leaders in the face.
If the WHO was controlled by Donald Trump, the socialist mainstream media would be all over its failures. But because the UN is a mini World Government, effectively The Vatican of left wing loving writers, it gets a free pass.
Enough is Enough. Here’s that petition again, just in case you haven’t already signed it, but we need to send letters to the media, and to our ministers to find out why we send money to a group that is worse than useless.
Not only do we not need Tedros Adhanom, we don’t need the WHO, The UN, or The ABC and BBC either. None of them were serving Australians, Brits, or Americans, or even Ethiopians. How many will now succumb to Coronavirus that might have been saved?
h/t Dave B