The head of WHO (World Health Organization) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who not only allowed China to lie about the corona virus but actually helped spread those lies himself has a lot of chutzpah. Not only did he help the Chinese cover up the virus, that has killed tens of thousands worldwide but now he wants the countries of the world to pony up another $1 billion dollars to cover the costs of covering up the disease.
Ghebreyesus isn't even a doctor, so how did he get picked to head up WHO? My guess is over his belief in globalism. But quite frankly, I don't think he could manage a house of ill repute on a Naval base. The United States should refuse to pay another dime as long as Ghebreyesus is still with WHO in any capacity. We already pay more than anyone else and more that 10 times what China pays.
Below are five worrisome facts about the man leading the WHO amid the coronavirus pandemic that had infected over 1.5 million people and killed over 90,000 across the world as of Thursday afternoon:
Tedros Helped Beijing Hide the Severity of the Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak
On January 14, months after health officials are believed to have detected the first case of the virus in China on November 17 of last year, the WHO was promoting a Chinese claim via Twitter that there was “no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission.” Meanwhile, the disease was spiraling out of control. The WHO tweet came a day before the first case to reach the United States reportedly flew from Wuhan to the state of Washington.
Tedros is Not a Medical Doctor
The WHO director holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Community Health from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom and a Master of Science (MSc) in Immunology of Infectious Diseases from the University of London. China reportedly supported Tedros’s rise to lead the WHO in 2017, even though he was not trained as a medical doctor.
The WHO Director is a Member of the Leftist Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF)
As a member of the violent and powerful communist Ethiopian political party known as the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), Tedros rose through Ethiopia’s autocratic regime as health (2005-2012) and foreign minister (2012-2016). Analysts, reportedly including American government officials, have listed the TPLF in the Global Terrorism Database.
When it came to power in 1991, TPLF was in the vanguard of that year’s overthrow of Ethiopia’s military regime under dictator Col. Mengistu Haile Mariam. TPLF played a role in Ethiopia’s 1980s famine a few years after launching its protracted rebellion against the military government in 1975. The party is also reportedly linked to other gross human rights violations.
Tedros Helped Indebt Ethiopia to China
An editorial published by the Hill in mid-March pointed out:
We note China’s connections to Tedros’s homeland of Ethiopia, now called East Africa’s ‘Little China’ because it has become China’s bridgehead to influence Africa and a key to China’s Belt and Road initiative there. Indeed, China has invested heavily in Ethiopia.
Citing the coronavirus threat last month, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed issued asked the international community for immediate debt relief. China has become Ethiopia’s largest trading partner, thanks in part to Beijing’s’ investments in the African country while Tedros was foreign minister.
Tedros named Robert Mugabe a WHO ‘goodwill ambassador’
In October 2017, Tedros named Mugabe a “goodwill ambassador” to help combat non-communicable diseases in Africa, provoking outrage from medical professionals and human rights groups. At the time the New York Times noted:
The role of good-will ambassador is largely symbolic, but rights groups were scathing in their reaction to the symbolism of giving it to a man whose leadership, they say, has led to the collapse of its health service and major rights abuses in Zimbabwe.
Ultimately, Tedros rescinded his decision to name Mugabe “goodwill ambassador” in the wake of criticism.