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WHO Officials: Yeah, We Knew China Was Hiding Info On COVID-19
| Ed Morrissey
Posted on 06/02/2020 5:24:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Well, we knew that WHO knew it too and blew it, for that matter. For the past three-plus months, the World Health Organization has publicly defended China and hailed its cooperation on the COVID-19 outbreak. WHO director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus insisted that Donald Trumps criticism and threats to cut off funding were entirely misdirected and that WHO and China had passed along all relevant information on a timely manner. When Trump cut off the funding to WHO over the dispute, most of WHOs other members took Tedros side.
After months of official denials, some WHO officials now tell the Associated Press that concerns got raised as early as January over Chinas lack of disclosure. Had WHO gone public at that time, thousands of lives might have been saved:
Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map of the virus immediately, and said its work and commitment to transparency were very impressive, and beyond words.
But behind the scenes, it was a much different story, one of significant delays by China and considerable frustration among WHO officials over not getting the information they needed to fight the spread of the deadly virus, The Associated Press has found.
Despite the plaudits, China in fact sat on releasing the genetic map, or genome, of the virus for more than a week after three different government labs had fully decoded the information. Tight controls on information and competition within the Chinese public health system were to blame, according to dozens of interviews and internal documents.
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 201912; 202001; 20200106; 202004; ccpvirus; china; covid19; mariavankerkhove; tedros; virus; who; wuhan
again Trump was right when everyone else was wrong and KNEW THEY WERE WRONG
posted on 06/02/2020 5:26:18 PM PDT
by Secret Agent Man
(Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
Trying to save the US $500 million annual contribution?
Just consider that Tedros still has his job.
posted on 06/02/2020 5:27:22 PM PDT
To: Pearls Before Swine
Trump hit them where it hurts
posted on 06/02/2020 5:29:30 PM PDT
("If you're going through hell, keep going.")
They sound like the turncoat character in a bad movie saying “Yeah, we totally knew that!”
posted on 06/02/2020 5:29:54 PM PDT
(Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
United Nations — just third world corruption with fancy titles.
posted on 06/02/2020 5:30:08 PM PDT
by cradle of freedom
(Why are they called globalists? Because they want the whole world!)
Jim Geraghty -- "Ending U.S. funding for the World Health Organization may or may not be a good idea during a pandemic."
What the hell is WHO good for? They completely failed at the one task they had and the economic catastrophe that resulted is the worst in world history. Why would you keep such an organization going?
but, those checks just kept on coming.
posted on 06/02/2020 5:31:56 PM PDT
(eeWFight all out to win OR get out now. .)
He, of all peeps, should have been working his @$$ off getting reasonable pandemic model parameters to use for “guidance”.
He totally failed.
posted on 06/02/2020 5:33:25 PM PDT
I think that Chinese leader is the most devious and dangerous Chinese leader ever.
posted on 06/02/2020 5:41:08 PM PDT
(Some of the folks around these parts have been sniffing super flu.)
The worst of it is that CommunistChina created the virus.
posted on 06/02/2020 8:26:25 PM PDT
by A strike
(" Was that wrong? Should I not have done this? " - Costanza)
From the standpoint of Fauchi and Scarf, it is the WHO who are the EXPERTS, as they are ‘brothers-in-arms’ in the fight against pandemics, as they are all of the ‘medical community’, regardless of country, or political system.
And the REASON for this idiocy goes back to our ‘education’ system, where we don’t bother teaching people that Communism is pure evil and Communists have always lied, and will continue to always lie. So, millions of Americans now have to get sick, with many thousands dying, just so Fauchi and Scarf can FINALLY learn something that their parents, or at least the schools, should have taught them.
posted on 06/02/2020 8:46:01 PM PDT
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