As of this writing, the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), which originated in the Chinese city by the same name, has spread to some 220,000 people and killed 9,000, but once upon a time, the global health agency charged with responding to such outbreaks in an honest, responsible manner…didn’t.
That’s because the World Health Organization’s leaders were too busy parroting Chinese lies about the virus’s infection rate.
In a ‘flashback’ moment reported by The Daily Caller, the WHO attempted to ‘calm fears’ of a potential pandemic as far back as January 14 when it reiterated the Chinese government’s obvious bogus claim that COVID-19 was not contagious.
“Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China,” the WHO tweeted.
Oops. Big time.
Just 60 days later, we’ve got mounting infection and death rates from the virus, which has now spread to 145 countries.
For the record, as The Daily Caller notes, lying about the means of transmission wasn’t the only one told by the Communist regime in Beijing. The government reported that the first cases of the virus were recorded in mid-December, but later, outside sources reported that Chinese health officials were documenting and tracking cases a month earlier, but failed to report it.
China’s first confirmed Coronavirus case was on November 17, 2019.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 18, 2020
The Daily Caller added that Caixin Global reported that Chinese government officials managed to identify the virus as soon as mid-November, but were nevertheless instructed to destroy their test results and their samples.
A regional health official in Wuhan, centre of the outbreak, demanded the destruction of the lab samples that established the cause of unexplained viral pneumonia on January 1. China did not acknowledge there was human-to-human transmission until more than three weeks later.
The WHO would go on to announce that Beijing provided information needed on the virus in mid-January, which was a full month after Chinese health officials had destroyed their initial findings and data and a week after officials said that the virus had yet to be identified.
And yet, despite China’s lack of cooperation as other countries began to experience the spread of coronavirus, there was loyalist WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who carried water for the regime by praising President Xi Jinping’s response with testing protocols and mass quarantines.
Others were praiseworthy of Xi, including a British WHO official who called the quarantine of Ground Zero — Wuhan City, with 11 million people — “heroic.” (Related: You will soon come to realize I’ve been describing the BEST CASE scenario for the coronavirus … check out this “Medieval” scenario for the real doom and gloom projections.)
As he fended off accusations that he was praising China as a means of allowing Beijing to “safe face, Tedros claimed that Beijing “doesn’t need to be asked to be praised” for its late and after-the-fact actions to slow the spread of the virus.
“China has done many good things to slow down the virus,” he said. “The whole world can judge. There is no spinning here.
And, as The Times noted further:
In addition to its apparent failure to press the Chinese government on the lack of cooperation and refusal to provide all available data, the WHO gave Beijing an assist in pushing back against American outlets — and even President Donald Trump — claiming that it was “racist” to comment about the virus’ origin.
Tedros — and WHO as an organization — created that fake ‘racism’ narrative, accusing anyone who blamed China for creating a “stigma.”
And of course, Democrats in the U.S., aided by their trusty Beijing-like propagandists in the mainstream media, have also pursued the ‘Trump is racist’ lie, simply because he continues to point out that the virus did, indeed, come from China.
The WHO is a propaganda front for the Communist Chinese, pure and simple, because the people who run it share the same authoritarian mindset.
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