The World Health Organisation Is The Problem – Not Solution

The World Health Organisation have prevented Taiwan from having a seat at the international table because of China’s ongoing beef with them. That is leading to dire consequences.

Taiwanese health officials alerted WHO about the Coronavirus’ transmission between humans back in December but the organisation failed to alert other countries. Instead, they Tweeted that Chinese officials had found no evidence of human-to-human transmission.

In another embarrassing moment, WHO senior advisor Bruce Alyward refused to answer a question about Taiwan during an interview. He instead faked having a poor connection before hanging up the call.

Critics have charged that WHO has acted as an arm of the Chinese Communist Party.

Brett Schaefer, a Senior Research Fellow in International Regulatory Affairs, said China has “a well-established record of suppressing information that it considers harmful,”

“Thus, it is hardly surprising that it failed to be transparent and truthful in reporting details on COVID-19 to WHO and the international community. In fact, this is not the first time this has happened,” he said. “In 2003, China concealed and denied an infectious disease outbreak – later called SARS – for months.

“Given this history, the willingness of the WHO to take China’s statements at face value is shocking. WHO leadership is too susceptible to political pressure in its decisions on declaring a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), and this needs to be addressed.”

Critics have accused WHO of whitewashing Chinese misconduct when the virus was initially discovered. Several doctors were punished for speaking out about the new virus, one of them eventually died after contracting it.

If this pandemic doesn’t give our leaders enough of a reason to rethink WHO’s funding – nothing will.