Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks to the media after the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Ebola in Congo, in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The World Health Organization says it is “deeply concerned” by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo but the situation does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
One of the reasons that the Wuhan coronavirus spread throughout the world was the lies and the cover-up of the Chinese government.
As we reported, the WHO posted a very false and misleading statement on January 14 claiming the virus wasn’t contagious, based on what they were told by China.
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🇨🇳. pic.twitter.com/Fnl5P877VG
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 14, 2020
The Chinese government destroyed samples of the virus, shut down and punished doctors, disappearing citizen journalists, even welding people into their homes.
This cover-up was going on at least since December and went well into January, resulting in innumerable folks from Wuhan infecting each other, then residents/visitors going around the world and infecting others.
But WHO had reason to know better, they weren’t lacking in information.
Taiwan is revealing that their health officials told the WHO that it could be contagious between humans at the end of December but that they didn’t inform the world as to Taiwan’s findings, according to the Financial Times.
Taiwan learned from colleagues in China at the end of December that it was being transmitted between humans.
Taiwan officially told them on Dec. 31, 2019 through the International Health Regulations framework which is The WHO’s way for sharing such data between countries
From Daily Caller:
“While the IHR’s internal website provides a platform for all countries to share information on the epidemic and their response, none of the information shared by our country’s [Centers for Disease Control] is being put up there,” Taiwanese Vice President Chen Chien-Jen told the Financial Times.
“The WHO could not obtain first-hand information to study and judge whether there was human-to-human transmission of COVID-10. This led it to announce human-to-human transmission with a delay, and an opportunity to raise the alert level both in China and the wider world was lost,” Chen added.
So what was WHO’s response to Taiwan busting them?
We have to have “frank and open discussions on sometimes sensitive issues” with countries and in order to maintain trust it needs to “respect the confidentiality of such communications.”
Sure sounds a lot like “we have to go along with whatever China says so as not to upset them.”
China didn’t tell the world it was contagious between humans until Jan. 20 with thousands leaving and coming into Wuhan in the interim.
Not only that, WHO actually advised against travel restrictions up until Jan. 29.
Two vital points in the timeline of COVID-19 (Wuhan Coronavirus as it was then):
1) @WHO quoting "Chinese authorities" on Jan 14: no "human to human transmission"
— jerylbier (@JerylBier) March 19, 2020
WHO has also been ignoring how effective Taiwan has been in addressing the virus with only 135 cases and two deaths. That’s remarkable considering the proximity to China. But WHO hasn’t included them in meetings to consult about how do deal with the virus because of China’s animus towards Taiwan.
WHO refused to respond to the Daily Caller’s effort to get an answer about the claim.
A University of Southhampton study estimated that had China been honest and taken effective actions right away, rather than lying, that it could have prevented 95% of cases.
Now, WHO is claiming that China is recovering.
For the first time, #China has reported no domestic #COVID19 cases yesterday. This is an amazing achievement, which gives us all reassurance that the #coronavirus can be beaten. https://t.co/py3Ka2cbLK
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) March 20, 2020
But maybe not.
"It's fake! It's fake!" shout residents of a community in #COVID19 epicenter Wuhan in a viral video on China’s social media. They have accused property management of cheating them by only appearing to provide promised necessities. Investigation is underway https://t.co/kzq4gbB4RM pic.twitter.com/0ujObfedR8
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) March 6, 2020
At this point, who can believe them?