World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been heavily criticized and should “be held accountable for recklessly managing this deadly pandemic,” said experts.
Ghebreyesus was blasted for turning a “blind eye” to China shirking responsibility for the spread of the CCP Virus (Wuhan coronavirus) throughout the world. The accusation on March 17 when in an op-ed in The Hill, Henry Thayer, a professor at the University of Texas-San Antonio, and Lianchao Han, vice president of Citizens Power Initiatives for China, blasted Ghebreyesus for turning a “blind eye” to culpability for the virus by the CCP, reports Daily Caller.
They both called for his resignation, “From the outset, Tedros has defended China despite its gross mismanagement of the highly contagious disease. As the number of cases and the death toll soared, the WHO took months to declare the COVID-19 [CCP Virus] outbreak as a pandemic, even though it had met the criteria of transmission between people, high fatality rates, and worldwide spread,” they wrote.
Ghebreyesus was supported by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for the top job in May 2017, and he became the first non-doctor to be appointed to the position.
Ghebreyesus has praised China’s “transparency” and handling of the CCP Virus, holding them up as a model response, ignoring the fact the CCP had delayed notifying the world of the outbreak of the virus, and hid its severity. China is playing the victim of a virus that they claim was started by the United States—and Ghebreyesus has not disputed this claim.
In retaliation to their outlandish claims, President Trump began calling the COVOID-19 virus the “China virus.”
A report in The New York Times said the CCP (Chinese communist Party) restricted travel to Wuhan on Jan. 22, weeks after 7 million people who left Wuhan for Chinese New Year holidays had spread the virus, which rapidly became a pandemic.
Ghebreyesus has called the CCP response of a total lockdown to the virus, “a new standard for outbreak response.” After a visit to Beijing, Ghebreyesus said on Jan. 30, “China is actually setting a new standard for outbreak response.”
On Jan. 14, the WHO tweeted that China had found no evidence of human-to-human transmission of the CCP Virus. At least 360,000 people across the globe have tested positive for CCP Virus, which the CDC now says is mostly spread through person-to-person contact, with over 16,500 deaths.
Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China🇨🇳. pic.twitter.com/Fnl5P877VG
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 14, 2020
Chinese officials ordered scientists to destroy any samples of the virus outbreak in the beginning, as reported by the Sunday Times. Doctors who tried to alert the public of the outbreak were punished, and whistleblower Dr. Li Wengliang who first alerted other health workers on WeChat contracted the virus and died.
One study found, “If interventions in [China] could have been conducted one week, two weeks, or three weeks earlier, cases could have been reduced by 66 percent, 86 percent and 95 percent respectively—significantly limiting the geographical spread of the disease.”
Ghebreyesus was under the spotlight almost three years ago, when a group of doctors accused him of failing to properly investigate an outbreak of cholera in Ethiopia and Sudan. “Your silence about what is clearly a massive cholera epidemic in Sudan daily becomes more reprehensible,” the doctors wrote in a Sept. 11, 2017, letter to Ghebreyesus, reported Daily Caller.
“The inevitable history that will be written of this epidemic will surely cast you in an unforgiving light,” they also wrote, adding that Ghebreyesus was “fully complicit in the terrible suffering and dying that continues to spread.”