The Chinese Communist Party is doling out compliments to the World Health Organization's DIrector-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, saying he has done a great job helping the international community maneuver the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.
"To support the World Health Organization (WHO) is to support saving lives. I believe all countries with decency will choose to do so," Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during a press conference on Sunday, state-run media CGTN-TV reported.
According to Wang, the WHO's advice has been helpful to nations around the world. He took a jab at the United States and President Donald Trump for "ignoring" and "rejecting" what Tedros and his team said.
"What we are seeing is this: those countries that heeded and followed WHO advice are more successful in bringing the coronavirus under control, while those that ignored or rejected its advice are paying a heavy price," he said.
It's not surprising that China is praising Tedros. After all, the Chinese Communist Party and the WHO have an incestuous relationship. When Taiwan tried blowing the whistle on the coronavirus, the WHO turned a blind eye, ignoring their warnings. Tedros and the organization repeated the regime's talking points, the biggest one being that the virus does not spread through human-to-human contact. It was revealed that China waited six days to alert the world to the virus that was ravaging Wuhan. Not only that but Chinese President Xi Jinping personally asked Tedros to delay publishing vital information about the Wuhan coronavirus. Specifically, Xi wanted the WHO to not tell the world that the coronavirus was transmitted from person-to-person.
When President Donald Trump halted flights from China, the WHO spoke out, saying it was a bad idea and not necessary. Fast forward months later and the United States as a much lower number of infections than we otherwise would have. Dr. Anthony Fauci credited that decision, along with the decision to implement travel restrictions from other areas, like the UK, as a reason our infection rate isn't astronomical.
The WHO has repeatedly provided cover for China. It's the reason President Trump placed a temporary hold on funding the international organization. He later followed up and said the WHO has 30 days to prove that they aren't beholden to the regime otherwise the U.S. will permanently pull funding.
Although Trump has threatened to pull taxpayer funds from the WHO – which would be a blow to the organization consider we're they're largest funding source – Wang seemed unphased by the threat.
"Justice will prevail, and the WHO's international standing and historical evaluation will not be altered just because some countries don't like it," he said.