WHO senior official warns against ‘profiling’ China for lack of transparency
The UN’s World Health Organization now stands exposed as a propaganda arm of the communist dictatorship of China, and a pathetic mouthpiece for the clichés favored by identity politics mavens in the United States. Zachary Evans of National Review write:
Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Program, defended China on Thursday against accusations that the country has underreported cases and deaths from the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.
“I think we need to be very careful also to not to be profiling certain parts of the world as being uncooperative or non-transparent, and we need to look at transparency across the board,” Ryan said at a Geneva press conference.
“We need to be balanced in that, and we need to recognize that systems under pressure find it hard to share everything on a minute-to-minute basis,” Ryan continued. “Frankly, at times I think we get over-focused on this issue.”
Ryan claimed that there was a “lack of precise information from Italy,” whose medical system has been overwhelmed by the sheer amount of coronavirus patients. “Are we saying they’re lacking in transparency and not sending WHO all the data every day? No.”
I must have missed the news that Italy has expelled the last American journalists covering its response to the crisis. Or the news that Italy has “disappeared” the doctors who have warned against the threat the disease poses.
Senator Ted Cruz sees what is going on at WHO:
We already know that WHO’s head, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has been running interference to protect China from responsibility for unleashing the epidemic on an unsuspecting world by covering it up and allowing tens of thousands of its citizens to travel overseas and spread the virus. We also know the senior WHO official Bruce Aylward refused to deal with a journalist’s question about why it does not recognize Taiwan, in a video interview that has spread around the world and so embarrassed China that its cat’s paw officials in Hong ng reprimanded the intrepid journalist who asked the questions.
There is no reason at all for the US to remain WHO’s top funder now that it has become a virtual wholly-owned subsidiary of the Communist Party of China.
When this criris has passed, the US must demand the wholesale resignations of WHO’s top management, on pain of the end of US funding.