WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus confirms he is Beijing’s useful idiot
Resorting to not-so-original sound bites, Tedros asked that world leaders “please quarantine politicizing COVID.” And he added, “If you don’t want many more body bags, then you refrain from politicizing it.” Then, seemingly forgetting China’s effort to hide the facts and lie about the human transmission rates, Tedros endorsed Beijing’s platitude public relations narrative. We’re all friends, you see. “Please work across party lines, across ideology, across beliefs, across any differences, for that matter. We need to behave. That’s how we can defeat this virus.”
He wasn’t done.
Tedros also blamed Taiwan for racist insults leveled against him. Racism is obviously outrageous, but this particular attack on Taiwan is quite interesting for two reasons. First, because China isn’t exactly a huge fan of Taiwan. Second, because the WHO has actively sidelined that small island nation, even though Taiwan has responded to the coronavirus with extraordinary skill. Last Saturday, a WHO official absurdly pretended not to hear a question related to Taiwan’s success.
This really says it all about Tedros’s WHO.