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#THREAD: #WHO Director Tedros Ghebreyesus won his 2017 election with #China’s backing

Tedros gives cover for China’s propaganda denying responsibility for the outbreak

Tedros praised China’s “transparency” - said China’s response was a model for others…
Tedros is the first-ever WHO chief not to be a medical doctor and was accused of covering up three different cholera epidemics as Ethiopia’s health minister.
Despite all evidence to the contrary, Chinese authorities are weaving a false counternarrative in which China was actually the victim of a foreign virus that it quickly moved to contain. And the WHO is helping them do it.
Chinese authorities forced scientists who discovered the virus in December to destroy proof of the virus. The Chinese regime also punished doctors who tried to warn the public in the outbreak’s early stages and suppressed information about the virus online.
One study found that “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.”
WHO echoed China’s false talking points about potential for human-to-human infection during early stages of the outbreak. “Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no evidence of human-to-human transmission of #coronavirus WHO tweeted on Jan. 14
Tedros praised China’s disastrous handling of the pandemic as an example for the rest of the world to follow. “China is actually setting a new standard for outbreak response,” he said on Jan. 30, shortly after returning from a trip to Beijing.
“Tedros apparently turned a blind eye to what happened in Wuhan and the rest of China and, after meeting with Xi in January, has helped China to play down the severity, prevalence and scope of the COVID-19 outbreak.”
The WHO is now touting China’s claims to have reduced the number of new infections in Wuhan to zero. But Chinese officials are, once again, fudging the numbers for propaganda purposes, a Wuhan doctor told Japanese media company Kyodo News.
Tedros’s close relationship with China isn’t new.

He worked closely with China during his time as Ethiopia’s health minister, and China backed Tedros’s 2017 bid for WHO director-general, media outlets noted at the time.
Tedros won the election despite widely covered accusations that he covered up three different cholera epidemics as health minister in Ethiopia. Though he goes by “Dr. Tedros,” the WHO chief isn’t a medical doctor but has a PhD in public health.
Just months after taking over at the WHO, Tedros tapped former Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe, a notorious human rights violator, to be a UN Goodwill ambassador and only backed down after an international outcry.
“Diplomats said Mugabe’s appointment was a political payoff from Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus — the WHO’s first African director-general — to China, a long-time ally of Mugabe, and the 50 or so African states that helped to secure Tedros’s election.
“Chinese diplomats had campaigned hard for the Ethiopian, using Beijing’s financial clout and opaque aid budget to build support for him among developing countries,” she added.
Washington Post columnist Frida Ghitis similarly noted at the time that China “worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help Tedros defeat the United Kingdom candidate for the WHO job, David Nabarro. Tedros’s victory was also a victory for Beijing.
While Tedros has covered for the Chinese regime throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, he hasn’t hesitated to criticize the U.S. and other China adversaries for their coronavirus response.
On Feb. 3, Tedros rebuked the U.S. and other countries that had closed off their borders to China when it became clear that the communist nation wasn’t containing the virus’s spread.

“There is no reason for measures that unnecessarily interfere with international travel & trade.
The day after President Donald Trump referred to the coronavirus as a “foreign virus,” the WHO implicitly rebuked him.

“Kind quick reminder: viruses have no nationality,” the WHO wrote in a March 17 tweet that was quickly amplified by Chinese state media outlet Xinhua News.
Conclusion: #WHO's Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is a #Chinese agent, this is crystal clear. Period!!!
Also, if #WHO's Director Tedros Ghebreyesus attempts to nominate #Zimbabwe's dictator Robert Mugabe as goodwill #WHO ambassador were not enough.....

He did nominate #XiJinping 's wife, Peng Liyuan as a WHO goodwill ambassador, a position she still holds…
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