Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus the director general of WHO The World Health Organisation should stop appeasing China and keep his promise made when standing for election.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus the director general of WHO The World Health Organisation promised when standing for election.

  • To respond to future emergencies "rapidly and effectively", 
  • listing one of his top five priorities when he took over from Margaret Chan who's response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was criticised for being too slow, as Ensuring the WHO responds rapidly and effectively to disease outbreaks and emergencies.
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look at the body language

The coronavirus poses a global health risk that’s more important than appeasing a donor. China are not even in the list of the top 12  Donors. 

United States of America. United Nations. Republic of Korea. Australia. Gates Foundation. Japan. GAVI Alliance

National Philanthropic Trust. United Kingdom.

New Zealand. Bloomberg. European Commission.


 

Once Covid- 19  could no longer be denied by the Chinese Regime because  Dr Li WeliangIn and the group of Chinese scientists who were ordered by Chinese government officials to suppress the evidence, could no longer be silenced and the virus was already spreading to and infecting the world outside of China, The Regime eventually allowed the World Health Organization  to send an international team of experts to China to observe and help with the outbreak. 

 The Chinese Regime, however, would not let the team anywhere near epidemic-stricken Hubei province or the city of Wuhan, the source of the Covid-19 virus  and as we now know the site of the largest quarantine in history.

Why not?

According to one prominent Communist Party-controlled news outlet, Hubei is simply too busy and “cannot spare the time and people to receive the experts.” 

At about this time, news was breaking in the British media about the cover-up and silencing of Dr Li WeliangIn and the Chinese scientists, If we knew, why didn't Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus the chief of WHO know and act on it?

 

For weeks, the World Health Organization and its director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, have been under fire for a tepid and slow-moving response to the deadly new virus — an approach that appears overly deferential to China’s political demands. We understand The WHO cannot organize a response to a global health emergency if the country at its center won’t cooperate. But recent history shows that too much political deference in a health emergency is a global risk in its own right. The WHO should demand more from China. It needs to do so now.

In the event of an outbreak that threatens the world, the WHO can declare a public health emergency of international concern, which serves as a kind of SOS beacon, marshaling resources from around the world to contain infections. It’s a controversial move, and has often been mired in politics. During the 2014-2016 West African Ebola outbreak that killed 11,310 people, and infected more than 28,000 others, the WHO waited months to declare an emergency, by the time the emergency was declared, almost 1,000 people had died and the virus was nearly out of control.

In the years after the Ebola outbreak, the WHO acknowledged the problems in its response and underwent reforms designed to depoliticize its work and make future responses more effective. 

The reasons for China covering up, include the Chinese Regime's aversion to being  seen as needing the help of outsiders, a desire not to repeat the political and economic disruptions associated with the 2002-3 SARS outbreak, and a natural inclination to secrecy in all matters.

 

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is frustrated by China’s well-documented efforts to cover up the early stages of the outbreak, yet the WHO has gone beyond just keeping quiet. It’s also cultivated Chinese goodwill by amplifying its leaders’ wish that the global community not close borders, or halt travel and trade despite the WHO’s own guidelines and scientific evidence. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, did eventually declare an international public health emergency, but it was later than many experts would have liked.

 

China has not been shy about reciprocating in its own way. State media has effusively praised Tedros and the WHO while the government has allowed scientific data to flow to the global health community. That’s a start, but it’s not enough. During previous public health emergencies, the WHO has organized international teams of experts to travel to source countries to make field investigations into the clinical and epidemiological features of the new illness. It’s a critical component of any emergency health response. As we previously pointed out China’s unwillingness to allow such a team to visit the center of the outbreak not only denies its citizens — and the world — the best possible expertise in dealing with the outbreak, but also undermines confidence in the information that China is providing.    In short: What is China hiding?

 

Unfortunately, the world has faced this problem before. In 2003, during the SARS epidemic, it took months — and severe international criticism and pressure — before China opened Guangdong province, the source of the epidemic, to an international team of epidemiologists. At the time, the WHO was among the organizations leveling some of the most severe criticism. Seventeen years later, the WHO and its current director shouldn’t hesitate to learn from that past. Politics has its place in global health. But ultimately, the WHO must serve the interests of a global community at risk. Since early December, the WHO and its leadership have politely deferred to China. That should end now.

 

He replaced Margaret Chan who's response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was criticised for being too slow.

Missing key warning signs about the severity of the outbreak that began in December 2013 and ultimately killed more than 11,000 people.  

 

When he was standing to take over from Margaret Chan, Dr Tedros promised to respond to future emergencies "rapidly and effectively", listing one of his top five priorities when he took over from Margaret Chan as  Ensuring WHO responds rapidly and effectively to disease outbreaks and emergencies.

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WHO director faces calls to resign for

'allowing China to cover up true impact of coronavirus' '

  • US politicians call for resignation of WHO head, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus 
  • World Health Organization boss partly blamed for China's lack of transparency
  • Senator Martha McSally said Tedros should resign over the 'Chinese cover-up'
  • Activists claimed 42,000 or more could have died in Wuhan, where virus began

 

 

The director-general of the World Health Organization is facing calls to resign over criticisms of the way China's response to the coronavirus crisis was managed.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is facing growing calls to step down from US politicians for trusting the communist regime's official reporting about the extent of the spread of the disease.

Republican Senator Martha McSally said Dr Tedros should resign over the 'Chinese cover-up'.

She told Fox News that part of the blame for China's lack of transparency lay with the WHO director-general.

 

 

McSally claimed that the Ethiopian, 55, 'deceived the world' and even praised China's 'transparency' during its coronavirus response.  

She added that she 'never trusted a communist' and that the Chinese government's 'cover-up of this virus that originated with them has caused unnecessary deaths around America and around the world...I think Dr Tedros needs to step down'. 

 

 

The senator said: 'Dr Tedros deceived the world. At one point, he even praised China's 'transparency during its coronavirus response efforts'' despite a mountain of evidence showing the regime concealed the severity of the outbreak. This deception cost lives.'

In February, when China reported 17,238 infections and 361 deaths, Tedros said there was no need impose travel restrictions.

He said measures that 'unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade' were not needed in trying to halt the spread of the virus.

On March 20, he praised the Chinese regime, saying: '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.'

China has been accused of significantly downplaying its official virus cases, with some estimates suggesting their death toll could be as high as 40,000.

So far China has officially recorded more than 81,000 cases with over 3,300 deaths. 

But activists in Wuhan, where the outbreak began, claimed funeral homes are handing out 500 urns a day each, more than necessary for the 2,548 people who have officially died of the virus there.

 

Long queues at the funeral homes have fuelled scepticism about China's numbers, prompting claims that 42,000 people or more could have died in Wuhan alone. 

The country has recorded 3,331 deaths from coronavirus and 81,708 cases but many have speculated that this number is much higher and that China is trying to cover up the true reality of the spread.

Delay and deceit over the origins of the outbreak cost precious time - and many thousands of lives both in China and subsequently in the rest of the world.

Scepticism about China's numbers has swirled throughout the crisis, fuelled by official efforts to quash bad news in the early days and a general distrust of the government.

A whistleblowing doctor, who first alerted the rest of the world to the escalating crisis within Hubei province, was sanctioned by medical authorities and police.

Dr Li Wenliang, who later died of the virus, was called in by both medical officials and the police and forced to sign a statement denouncing his warning as an unfounded and illegal rumour in early January.

 

The health system in Wuhan, the city where three-fourths of China's victims died, was overwhelmed at the peak of the outbreak. 

Hospitals overflowed, patients with symptoms were sent home and there weren't enough kits to test everyone. 

An unidentified doctor told Caixin, a Chinese magazine, that the death toll for suspected cases at the doctor's hospital was almost as high as for confirmed ones over a 20-day period.

Dr Li Wenliang at The Central Hospital of Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. He later died of coronavirus after raising the alarm about the disease

Dr Li Wenliang at The Central Hospital of Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. He later died of coronavirus after raising the alarm about the disease 

Others died at home before they were tested, since hospitals didn't have enough beds to admit them.

At the time, some people in China asked on social media whether the reported death toll was inaccurate for those reasons. 

The posts have been deleted, probably victims of censorship.

Hsu Li Yang, who heads the infectious diseases program at the National University of Singapore, said: 'The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 by country appears like a grim league table and draws the attention of many. 

'However, it is important to understand that these numbers - be it from China, Italy, Singapore or the USA - are all inaccurate, and they are all underestimates to varying degrees of the actual number of infections.'

The US has recorded more than 337,000 infections and a total of over 9,600 fatalities from the disease. 

Texan Republican Senator, Ted Cruz, also joined calls for the WHO to consider removing Tedros.

His spokesman told The Washington Free Beacon: 'The World Health Organization has consistently bent to the will of the Chinese Communist Party at the expense of global health and of containing the spread of the coronavirus, from downplaying the extent of the virus to systematically excluding Taiwan. 

 

Sen. Cruz believes that the WHO has lost the credibility necessary for it to be effective, and a reevaluation of its leadership is urgently called for.'

Florida's Marco Rubio also called for Tedros to be held accountable for the NGO's handling of the pandemic.

The senator said: 'Once this pandemic is under control, WHO leadership should be held to account. That includes Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who has allowed Beijing to use the WHO to mislead the global community

 

 

'At this moment, [Tedros] is either complicit or dangerously incompetent. Neither possibility bodes well for his future at the helm of this critical organization.'

Former US Ambassador to the UN, the WHO's parent organisation, Nikki Haley, also criticised the WHO over its previous statements about the virus.

She tweeted: 'This was posted by the WHO on January 14th', and that the WHO 'found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission' of the coronavirus.

'The WHO owes an explanation to the world of why they took China's word for it. So much suffering has been caused by the mishandling of information and lack of accountability by the Chinese.'

The coronavirus outbreak originated in China late last year, reportedly in the wet livestock markets in the city of Wuhan. 

Over the weekend it emerged China has been been given a place on the UN Human Rights Council despite a long-record of human rights abuses.