Amidst an unprecedented attempt to shirk blame for the mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has now also begun to attempt to rewrite history.
The organization, founded 72 years ago, has omitted key information from its own coronavirus timeline, ostensibly in an attempt to make it look better after accusations of WHO figures aiding China.
On January 14th, the WHO is known to have parroted the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) line that there was “no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission” of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
But the entity’s own “timeline” of the event leaves said error out.
Instead, the WHO skips right from January 10th, when they issued an “advisory” on the coronavirus, to Jan 22nd, when members of the Emergency Committee said the event did not constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
This embarrassing misstep was corrected over a week later, after WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus came under increasing pressure to end his pro-China campaign.
Now the Global Times newspaper – one of the propaganda outlets of the Chinese Communist Party – is doubling down on the WHO’s omissions, providing the graphic above which conveniently leaves off one of the most damning events of the coronavirus saga to date.
The paper lends pages to defending the WHO, claiming “the Trump administration failed to listen to the advice of the WHO”.
Indeed following the advice of the WHO would have landed the United States in further peril.
In 2014 the World Health Organization issued guidance that actively discouraged travel bans upon the onset of a virus.
“In 2009,” the WHO claimed, “a systematic review of studies based on such models revealed limited evidence of the effectiveness of restrictions in air travel – within and between countries – in the containment of pandemic influenza”.
In other words, the WHO wanted to risk American lives to keep the country’s borders open, and keep potential infected Chinese nationals traveling into the United States.
The latest from the WHO and China comes as President Trump ratchets up pressure, insisting the United States will cut funding from the WHO following its gargantuan failure to protect lives during the coronavirus pandemic, instead spending more time on public relations for the Chinese Communist Party.