Trump Goes After the World Health Organization: They Really Blew It

Posted: Apr 07, 2020 11:40 AM
Trump Goes After the World Health Organization: They Really Blew It

Source: (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

President Trump blasted the World Health Organization Tuesday morning for its response to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak and ongoing capitulation to China. 

The World Health Organization was told by Taiwan officials on December 29, 2019 that the disease was contagious through human-to-human transmission. They ignored the warning and published false information about the spread more than two weeks later.

As I've written and reported before

To recap, at the end of December the WHO was warned by Taiwan officials that the Wuhan coronavirus was spreading through human-to-human contact. The WHO, an ally first to China -- whose communist party is hostile toward Taiwan -- said two weeks later there was "no evidence" this was the case. They did this by citing unreliable, dishonest, official Chinese government sources. Nearly two weeks after that, the WHO argued against restrictions on international air travel. This of course ultimately led to the devastating pandemic we are in now. 

In the time in-between the warning from Taiwan and the statement from WHO everything was fine, China destroyed samples of the virus, shut down labs, arrested doctors and welded shut buildings where victims of the disease lived. 

Just two weeks ago, WHO Director Tedros Ghebreyesus was still touting China's bogus information and propaganda. 

The WHO has also criticized President Trump's classification of the virus as the "Chinese virus," despite the fact that the disease came from Wuhan, China. 

If the Chinese Communist Party and the WHO had been honest about the spread of the disease early on, 95 percent of cases around the world could have been prevented

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