How the World Health Organization got it so WRONG on coronavirus

The World Health Organization has been criticized a lot lately for trusting China far too much and essentially getting it wrong on the spread of the Coronavirus. So I decided to go back today through what seemed like a gazillion tweets to see the WHO coronavirus history for myself. Here’s what I found.

You all should have seen this infamous tweet by now…

But here are a few more I’d like to highlight.

On January 23rd, WHO still refused to declare a Public Health Emergency even though their committee was divided on the issue:

On the same day they also thanked China for their transparency and praised them for their detection of the virus:

It wasn’t until January 30th that the Director General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom, declared a Public Health Emergency:

He also continued his overflowing praise of China:

In fact he believed in the propaganda China was giving so much that he actually said on the same day it would be WRONG to ban travel from China:

“The WHO doesn’t recommend and actually opposes any restrictions for travel and trade or other measures against China. If anyone is thinking about taking measures, it’s going to be wrong.”

He said that one day before Trump declared a travel ban on China on January 31st.

This is why so many, including former Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton, are calling for the head of the WHO to resign:

He’s right. “Blindly trusting” China is a great way to put it, especially considering what we know now about the obscene measures China has been taking to ‘contain’ the virus.

And that’s not even mentioning the silencing of doctors within China who were warning others about the virus. And the fact that WHO is now admitting that they ignored December transmission concerns from Taiwan because they didn’t want to upset China.

When Trump says that WHO has been far too “China centric”, he’s not wrong.

I only went through the end of January with this because I just don’t have time to dig into all of their tweets from February. Plus January was the key month when the world became aware of the virus. That said, I would like to highlight one more tweet. I thought I saw this in January, but I could only find it in mid February:

They claim it’s a fact that the risk of infection via credit cards, banknotes and coins is LOW. After all that we’ve learned, is that really a fact?

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