It is now common knowledge that China muzzled – if not eliminated – its own medical professionals who sought to sound the alarm on the coronavirus outbreak for months. The critical time that was lost led to countless innocent lives being sacrificed at the altar of China’s totalitarian ego: an ego suffused with fraud and data manipulation. How many Chinese were butchered by the Red Communists in this manner will likely never be known.
Less well known are the reasons why the World Health Organization (WHO) has been complicit in the Chinese fraud. The WHO is an agency of the United Nations, presumably impervious to political pressures and agendas, mandated to act on health issues across the globe. Indeed, the WHO’s stated mission is the “attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.” The chasm between mission and execution, however, is vast.
The Director General of the WHO, Mr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is an Ethiopian politician and member of the Marxist-Leninist Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). China has long-courted infrastructure investments in Central Africa and it should therefore come as no surprise that China is now Ethiopia’s largest trading partner, investor, and lender. How cynical does one have to be to believe that Tedros refuses to call China on the carpet for its deception on the spread of the coronavirus for the simple reason that he would be turning his back on his masters.
Tedros is not a medical doctor. And, leaving aside the folly of choosing a director who is not medically trained to lead the WHO, it did not take a medical doctor to realize that his own country suffered widespread devastation from several cholera epidemics. The epidemics were repeatedly affirmed by health professionals across the world but Tedros refused to acknowledge them as such. In the end, Tedros was more concerned with his own political gloss than he was in saving the lives of his countrymen. That Tedros’ cholera cover-ups did not disqualify him ipso facto as head of the WHO speaks tomes about how China was able to wield its influence, money, and power to ensure that Tedros was elected as the new director.
Further indicting Tedros’ executive judgment came soon after his appointment to head the WHO as he reached out to name Zimbawe’s strongman Robert Mugabe as “Goodwill” Ambassador to the organization. It took a firestorm of international opposition for the appointment of Mugabe to be rescinded.
In December 2019 when Taiwanese health officials warned about the infectiousness of the coronavirus Tedros refused to share Taiwan’s warnings with the rest of the world. One doesn’t have to be a geopolitical genius to see that the WHO was doing China’s bidding. Taiwan, at China’s behest, is boycotted from participating as a full-fledged member of the WHO and thereby from sharing its epidemiological expertise with other nations.
Tedros’ fulsome fawning of China’s deception knows no bounds. He has heaped praise on China for its “openness to sharing information” on the coronavirus and he has also called upon nations “…not to limit travel to China.” He, of all people, has warned against “politicizing” the outbreak.
The WHO’s most flagrant breach of the public’s trust occurred January 14 when it stated that “Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus.” This statement, clearly propaganda devoid of any scientific fact, came more than a month after researchers in the city of Wuhan – the epicenter of the outbreak – found ample evidence of human-to-human transmission.
The United States – surprise, surprise – is the largest contributor to the coffers of the WHO. In 2017, the United States was assessed $111 million or 22% of all member states’ assessed contributions while contributing an additional $401 million to the WHO budget. What the United States gets for its largesse is hardly an impartial arbiter on international health issues but a marionette which shamelessly does the bidding of the Chinese. President Trump has justifiably suspended any further funding of the WHO pending a review of its practices. But rearranging deckchairs won’t get the job done. Tedros and his acolytes at the WHO must go before America opens up its pocketbook again.