In the passing weeks and months since the COVID-19 outbreak began, causing thousands of deaths worldwide and thousands more to experience serious illness, many are looking for someone to blame. And while the true beginnings of the virus may never be fully understood, we do know that it started in Wuhan, China, where the ruling communist regime suppressed the knowledge of its existence and has tried to cover it up ever since.
When it became too widespread to deny any longer, the Chinese government finally admitted that cases of the respiratory disease were present throughout the country. But because of their early suppression and lack of action to contain it, the virus spread like wildfire, consuming nation after nation. Even worse than China’s lack of effort to stop the spread, is its continuous ability to lie and cover up what is really going on in the eastern country.
Yes, it reported cases, but those numbers were far less than what members of the actual population suggested. And the number of deaths reported was also substantially decreased in the public eye. As of now, we still don’t have an accurate number of just how many were infected or died from the disease in China.
As a result, the nation of China, once seen as a technological and economic giant, is now viewed by many as the birthplace of death, destruction, and lies.
But even more appalling than China’s actions or the lack thereof, is the World Health Organization or WHO’s complicity in it. China, while definitely not excused for their part, has always been a little sneaky and, well, communist. So it really isn’t all that surprising to many.
WOW: Japanese official blasts China, says the WHO should be renamed the CHO — China Health Organization, given the Chinese Communist Party's role in covering up the #coronavirus outbreak: pic.twitter.com/www1S2nRUu
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) April 1, 2020
The WHO, on the other hand, as its name suggests, is supposed to be a group devoted to the health and safety of the world. When an outbreak occurs, they are supposed to be the ones to come in, take control, and help nations deal with in the best way possible. And I’m pretty sure that buying into Chinese propaganda, such as that the virus was really started here in the US and that China had next to zero cases, is not the way to do that.
But it seems that the WHO, or at least the director-general who led the coronavirus effort, might be getting some consequences for their collaboration with China.
Senator Martha McSally of Arizona is calling for Director Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus to resign.
The decorated Air Force veteran and Republican congresswoman tweeted on Thursday that what the WHO did was “unconscionable,” and someone should pay.
“It’s unconscionable that the WHO has helped China cover-up it’s mishandling of the coronavirus crisis for months, while thousands die globally. I’m calling on the Director-General of the WHO to resign.”
She told Fox Business’s Maria Bartiromo, “I’ve never trusted a communist. And their cover-up of this virus that originated with them has caused unnecessary deaths around America and around the world, so this report is not surprising at all. The WHO needs to stop covering for them. I think Dr. Tedros needs to step down. We need to take some action to address this issue. It’s just irresponsible, it’s unconscionable what they have done here while we have people dying across the globe.”
And Senator McSally isn’t the only one upset about the WHO’s cooperation with China.
Japan’s prime minister Taro Aso expressed his displeasure with the group and China this week by suggesting that the WHO should be renamed the CHO or China Health Organization, even though they did a poor job of actually keeping China healthy.
Aso told parliament this week that he was irate at the WHO would be so complicit. He mentioned that it would not be as surprising if the former director of the WHO were still calling the shots, as she was a Chinese national. However, it seems the group is still closely tied to the communist nation.
He told lawmakers, “People think the World Health Organization should change its name. It shouldn’t be called the WHO. It should be renamed the CHO.” And he added, “This appeal is truly resonating with the people.”
And it should. The WHO, by taking China’s word time after time, not looking further into reported numbers, and supporting their propaganda, has proved themselves or at least their leaders to unworthy of the trust we are supposed to have in them.
If they can’t represent the world equally, the group should be dissolved.