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Thomas Gallatin / Apr. 2, 2020

WHO Kowtows to China and the World Suffers

Placating Beijing's interests prevented WHO leadership from addressing the pandemic sooner.

The China Virus pandemic has exposed the fact that leadership at the World Health Organization (WHO) has become far more concerned with placating tyrants than advancing healthcare. Organized in 1948 as part of the then-recently formed United Nations, the WHO’s goal was “the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health.” Right from its start, the WHO’s focus was predominantly epidemiological, addressing infectious diseases that have plagued the world. If only it had remained true to its mission.

Just as the UN has drifted away from the American and European values it was founded upon, the WHO has steadily moved away from its original founding values and has been caught carrying water for dictatorial regimes such as Beijing. But how did this happen? How did the WHO become so beholden to the ChiComs?

The Washington Examiner’s Tiana Lowe answers that question: “The WHO’s dictatorial sycophancy long predates the coronavirus. Beijing’s stranglehold over the organization began in earnest in 2006, when its hand-picked candidate won the election to become the WHO’s director-general. When Margaret Chan, herself a Chinese national, took charge of the organization, so did the interests of the communist party.”

And the response to this current pandemic only further demonstrates just how beholden the WHO has become to Beijing.

As Mark Alexander noted, “It is now believed that World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who was elected to his position with China’s backing, is now running interference for Xi Jinping’s communist government propaganda campaign to deny responsibility for the outbreak. According to analysts Dr. Bradley Thayer and Lianchao Han, ‘Tedros apparently turned a blind eye to what happened in Wuhan and the rest of China and, after meeting with Xi in January, has helped China to play down the severity, prevalence and scope of the COVID-19 outbreak.’”

Alexander also noted, “It is not inconceivable, in fact likely, that Xi viewed the CV19 epidemic in China as a fortuitous means of augmenting his central state population planning – a way to help dispense with the bubble of older Chines citizens who are creating a financial burden on the younger generation, the numbers of which have contracted due to China’s 1979 ‘one child’ policy, which was enforced until China reverted back to its ‘two child policy’ in 2015.”

Meanwhile, it will be left to responsible nations like the U.S. to clean up the China’s catastrophic mess — a mess that could have been avoided% if the WHO had followed its mandate and properly alerted the world rather than concern itself with placating the geopolitical concerns of Chinese communists.

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