Topic: Health

Trump axes WHO funding, says they flubbed early pandemic response. Right move?

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Trump blames the World Health Organization for 'siding with China' and flubbing in early pandemic response but many say he's seeking scapegoats. Your view?
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Results in this view: Y-failed Mission 23% - Convince Me 8% - N-sad/scapegoat 69%
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By Mark Tracey The evidence shows Tedros failure.

“Policymakers must calibrate their responses based on data collected domestically and received from abroad. In its capacity as the facilitator of international information exchanges, the WHO is supposed to vet and disseminate data from its 194 member states. The organization fell down on this most basic task by buying Chinese spin wholesale.

By mid January, Chinese doctors knew that COVID-19 was spreading between humans, but on January 14, the WHO stated that there was “no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus.” Two weeks later, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus flew to Beijing for a meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping, who so impressed Tedros that he lauded Chinese authorities for “setting a new standard for outbreak control,” praising their “openness for sharing information.”

When the WHO emergency committee discussed whether to declare COVID-19 a public-health emergency on January 23, international observers had definitively discredited Chinese health data. Yet Tedros relied on those data in arguing against declaring an emergency — over the objections of other committee members. That decision delayed the mobilization of public-health resources around the world.

When President Trump limited travel from China to the U.S. on January 31 — a decision that bought the U.S. precious time — Tedros said it would “have the effect of increasing fear and stigma, with little public health benefit.” “ -National Review https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-pandemic-world-health-organization-failed/
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By Sheferaw Tlahun Tedros funder of health extension system, and how to immediately report from low unit to till highest but U.S.A political dominas fear affect, Dr of epidemiologist of poor country.
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By Mark Tracey No, not because he is from a poor county, but because he is responding to the will of the Chinese, not the best interests of the other nations in the WHO.
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By Sheferaw Tlahun Mark Tracey.sory you have not got my idea, the Dr who, what was i said was not Dr Tedros Adano.the africans Drs the current epidemiologist, if Dr Tedros Adano he was come from America for serve his poor country,so current most proficienal poletical leader country is U.S.A WHY not improve poletiian affect immediate report when was/will happen new variety case any country so know b/c negative china political leaders ignore their Dr idea.so U.S.A Under in Q? for me ,why phonetician challenge immediate report , WHO IS Single the whole health professional organization.
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By Sheferaw Tlahun edit it as so i know.
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