Timeliness of WHO Cover-up Revealed: [6:50] – The World Health Organization (WHO) is facing a flurry of criticism for its response to the CCP virus pandemic, and much of the problem can be attributed to the growing influence the communist regime in China has on the organization. Beijing’s clout has now gone so far, it undermines WHO’s basic functions, such as providing timely and accurate information about the world’s health situation.
December 31 – China first reports to the WHO that they have a cluster of unusual pneumonia cases in Wuhan. Taiwan begins screening inbound passengers from Wuhan. See April 15 for how effective their early intervention proved to be.
January 2 – The ChiComs actively block publication of information about the Wuhan virus. People who tried to warn people, including doctors, were detained for “spreading rumors.”
January 3 – The ChiComs inform the WHO about 44 cases, 11 of them severe.
January 4 – WHO tweets about “a cluster of pneumonia cases” in Wuhan, noting there have been no deaths and saying investigations into the cause are underway.
January 5 – The WHO issues its first guidance on “pneumonia of unknown cause’ in Wuhan, China, saying the main symptom is listed as fever, with “a few patients having difficulty breathing.”
The WHO says travel restrictions are not warranted, there is “no evidence of human-to-human transmission” and that “no health care worker infections have been reported” and that
January 7 – China says it has identified the cause of the pneumonia as a “novel coronavirus,” initially named 2019-nCoV by the WHO.
January 9 – The WHO again says travel and trade restrictions are not warranted. The organizaion also praises China for identifying the new virus “in a short space of time” and repeats its assessment that the virus “does not transmit readily between people.”
January 13 – The WHO says it is now working with authorities in Thailand after reports of a case there, and may call a meeting of the Emergency Committee.
January 14 – The WHO tweets saying there is “no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission in China,” though later clarifies and says there may have been limited transmission via family members.
Jan 20-21 – WHO’s field team in China conducts a brief field visit to Wuhan.
Jan 21 – The first case is confirmed on US soil in Washington, in a person who had traveled from China a week before. Taiwan bans flights from Wuhan as of January 21 and then from all of China as of January 23.
January 22 – A report from the WHO team sent to Wuhan notes “human-to-human” transmission is taking place, but says more research is needed to assess “the full extent.”
The report notes confirmed infections in 16 medics, a clear sign of transmission from patients to health care personnel. The team recommends avoiding large gatherings, isolating infected people, and a focus on washing hands as the best way to combat the virus’s spread.
The same day, that WHO Emergency Committee convenes for the first time to deliberate calling a public emergency.
Dr. Tedros praises the Chinese Communist government for its “invaluable” efforts to halt the virus.
Jan 23 – With the Emergency Committee split, Dr. Tedros says he has decided not to declare the virus a public health emergency of international concern.
At this point, there are 584 confirmed cases and 17 deaths globally, including in Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, Thailand and the US. He recommends screening at airports and tells countries to put testing facilities in place, but stops short of recommending a travel ban.
Dr. Tedros repeats the claim there is limited evidence of human-to-human transmission, mostly among families or doctors treating the virus and says he expects the Wuhan lockdown “will be effective and short in duration.”
Tedros praises China’s “cooperation and transparency” in tackling the virus.
Taiwan bans all flights from China.
January 28 – Dr. Tedros and other senior WHO officials meet Xi Jinping in China, agreeing that a panel of experts should be sent to monitor the outbreak.
Tedros praises “the seriousness with which China is taking this outbreak, especially the commitment from top leadership and the transparency they have demonstrated.”
January 29 – Dr. Tedros says China “deserves our gratitude and respect” for locking down swathes of the country to prevent the spread.
He notes a few cases of human-to-human spread outside China, which he says “is of grave concern” and will be monitored closely.
January 30 – The WHO Emergency Committee reconvenes early and declares a public health emergency of international concern. It comes after confirmed cases of human-to-human transmission in Germany, Japan, Vietnam and the US.
Dr. Tedros again praises China for “setting a new standard for outbreak response” with its lockdowns, and says the small number of cases outside the country – 98 – is “thanks to their efforts.”
Despite noting that a majority of cases outside China have a history of travel to or from Wuhan, he again recommends no measures to curb international travel or trade.
January – While Beijing and the WHO were busy downplaying the severity of the outbreak and outright lying about human-to-human transmission, the ChiComs were busily cornering the global market of PPEs.
For example, despite the fact that China makes half the masks in the world, they went out and bought 2.02 Billion face masks from other countries, even as those other countries were becoming more and more infected with the highly contagious disease.
Later, they refused to sell any of it to hard hit areas like Italy and New York City, unless that area made business concessions China wanted.
January 31 – Taiwan notifies the WHO they have proof of human-to-human transmission.
Donald Trump announces a ban on non-American travelers arriving from China. The media calls him a xenophobe.
February 2 – Italy bans travel from China.
The WHO continues to encourage travel from infected areas.
February 3 – Dr. Tedros gives a speech to the WHO updating on coronavirus, saying there are 17,238 cases in China and 361 deaths. These numbers are now thought to be an under-estimate.
Tedros praises Xi Jinping for his individual leadership, and insists that cases outside China “can be managed” if world authorities work together.
Tedros recommends combating disinformation, reviewing emergency preparedness, supporting countries with weak health systems, and investing in vaccines and diagnosis. He again stops short of recommending a travel ban.
February 7 – Dr Li Wenliang, a doctor who first reported the existence of coronavirus and was initially silenced by China, dies from the virus.
February 10 – The WHO’s team of experts arrives in China to assist with the outbreak.
February 11 – The WHO says it is still learning about the intricacies of the disease they have named “COVID-19.” They say they avoided a geographical name like “Chinese Coronavirus” or “Wuhan Coronavirus” for fear of “stigmatizing” people. They also avoided “SARS-CoV-2” lest it cause “unnecessary fear” by linking the new disease to the 2003 SARS outbreak.
February 12 – Dr. Tedros says the number of new cases being reported in China has “stabilized” but adds that it must be “interpreted with extreme caution” and the outbreak “could still go in any direction.”
February 16-24 – WHO team of experts convenes in China, visiting affected sites and sharing information on the best ways to tackle the crisis.
February 17 – Dr Tedros begins chairing daily updates on the coronavirus response, with each briefing beginning with an update on the number of infections.
He gives an analysis of Chinese data on some 44,000 confirmed cases, saying the data shows that 80 per cent of cases are mild, 14 per cent lead to severe disease, and 2 per cent are fatal. He also notes that the disease is more severe in older people, with the younger people largely spared.
He urges world leaders not to “squander” a window of opportunity to get ahead of the virus and prevent it from spreading.
February 24: [2:14] – Anne Makovec reports on Rep. Nancy Pelosi encouraging people to visit San Francisco’s Chinatown.
February 26 – Donald Trump announces a dedicated coronavirus response team, which Mike Pence will lead.
February 28 – The team of WHO experts delivers its first report on the coronavirus. Among its major findings are that the disease likely came from bats, that it is spread through close contact with infected people and not through the air, and that most common symptoms include fever, dry cough, and fatigue.
The WHO report praises China’s response as “perhaps the most ambitious, agile and aggressive disease containment effort in history” saying lockdowns were achieved “due to the deep commitment of the Chinese people to collective action” and had achieved a rapid decline in cases.
March 9 – The whole of Italy is placed on lockdown as the virus spreads, the first European nation to enter total lockdown.
March 11 – The WHO declares coronavirus a pandemic, meaning it is spreading out of control in multiple locations around the world. At this point, cases have been reported in more than 100 countries.
March 13 – The WHO says Europe is now the new epicenter of the virus after cases increase steeply. Dr. Tedros notes that “more cases are now being reported every day than were reported in China at the height of its epidemic.”
March 19 – China reports no new domestic infections from coronavirus since the pandemic began. The pandemic has now infected some 2 million people worldwide, with 128,000 confirmed deaths.
March 20 – Dr Tedros issues a warning that “young people are not invincible” to the virus after data from outside showed large numbers of people under the age of 50 ending up in intensive care.
March 25 – As Donald Trump begins touting hydroxychloroquine as a potential coronavirus treatment, WHO warns that no drugs have so far been approved for treating the virus. The same day the WHO calls for an extra $2 billion in funding to help tackle the virus.
April 3 – As millions of US citizens sign on for unemployment benefit, Dr. Tedros and the IMF call for debt relief and social welfare to help people through the pandemic.
April 6 – The CDC updates advises people to wear masks in public. The WHO then follows suit.
April 8: WATCH THIS [11:05] – Maria Bartiromo interviews former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon about how China lied about and the WHO mismanaged the crisis and should be held accountable.
Dr. Tedros urges world leaders to “stop politicizing the pandemic” unless they want “more body bags.”
April 13 – A group of scientists convened by WHO to research a vaccine for coronavirus issue a joint statement urging world leaders to keep listening to the scientific community when responding to the virus.
April 14 – President Trump announces he plans to halt U.S. taxpayer funding for the World Health Organization. Can he legally do this? Maybe. (See National Review article linked below.)
April 15 – Taiwan, which began screening travelers from China on December 31 and halted all flights from China on January 23 has suffered just 395 infections with only 6 fatalities among its population of 24 million.
It has managed to contain the virus without causing major disruptions to its economy and citizens.
April 16 – Local authorities in Wuhan, China, admit COVID-19 figured were skewed due to omissions, delays, and mistakes. Their revised figured put total cases at 50,333 and deaths at 3,869.
The death toll is 1,290 more than previously reported, confirming that Wuhan was much harder hit than Beijing had previously reported.