While we’re reevaluating those ties, celebrities are flocking to TikTok and raising money for the China-complicit World Health Organization.
Lady Gaga is helping organize a major star-studded special on April 18, set to air across CBS, ABC, and NBC. The list of celebrity participants is long and full of A-listers. Make no mistake, this is a major television event. It’s also funding and legitimizing the WHO, which has defended the Chinese Communist Party’s reprehensible response to the outbreak.
But that’s where Gaga’s benefit will direct people to send donations. “In addition to raising awareness about social distancing measures that can slow the spread of the virus, the virtual special will encourage donations to WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, which provides protective equipment and medical supplies for healthcare workers,” according to Forbes.
The WHO is obviously at the center of efforts to facilitate a global response to this global virus, but there are better partners than an organization that has made headlines for bending over backwards to defend the CCP amidst a tragedy it played a part in spreading worldwide.
An editorial in National Review put it well when it said, “The record is clear: The WHO has lent its imprimatur to Chinese disinformation and blessed China’s slow response to its domestic outbreak, which likely caused a 20-fold increase in cases, according to a University of Southampton study.”
As Richard Tren wrote in The Federalist, “The WHO praised and supported China in spite of the fact that Chinese authorities had been consistently attempting to cover up the pandemic and lied about it publicly. Not only that, as National Review has documented, the Chinese punished those brave physicians who attempted to raise the alarm. As a result, what could have been a local or perhaps regional health problem became a global pandemic, the likes of which we have not experienced for 100 years.”
Tren continued, “For years, Taiwan has sought membership in the WHO, but China has blocked it, claiming the independent and democratic nation as a province. To date, the WHO has kowtowed to China, even though Taiwan has a better record on public health than the communist dictatorship.”
Recall WHO aide Bruce Aylward’s tellingly absurd dodge to a question about Taiwan just last month.
She calls back & he said "Well, we've already talked about China."
— ?Hong Kong World City ??☔️ (@HKWORLDCITY) March 28, 2020
Complicity with the CCP, by the way, means complicity with a regime that attempted to cover up the outbreak, costing lives in its own country and others. There’s also its repression of ethnic minority Muslims and other human rights violations, but we already know the entertainment industry actively turns a blind eye to that.
All this to say Gaga and co. could have found a much better charity than the WHO. To be perfectly clear, I’m sure their efforts will be of great benefit to the brave health-care workers who need resources right now. I pray that’s the case. Rather than accomplishing that through another charity, however, they’re legitimizing the WHO, which is complicit with the corrupt CCP.
Disgusting WHO Chief tells Trump To Be Quiet ”If You Don’t Want Many More Body Bags”
This article was sourced from InfoWarsThe head of the World Health Organisation issued a tacit threat to President Trump Wednesday, after the latter threatened to withhold funding for the organisation owing to its slow response to the coronavirus spread, and what Trump described as a‘China-centric’ outlook.
Trump tweeted Tuesday that the WHO ‘really blew it’ when it came to the virus:
The W.H.O. really blew it. For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very China centric. We will be giving that a good look. Fortunately I rejected their advice on keeping our borders open to China early on. Why did they give us such a faulty recommendation?
In his Wednesday press briefing, Trump followed up, stating ‘The WHO got it wrong, they got up very wrong. In many ways they were wrong. They also minimized the threat very strongly,”
Trump pointed to the WHO’s January announcement thatthere was no human-to-human transmission of the deadly disease:
Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China??. pic.twitter.com/Fnl5P877VG
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 14, 2020
He also blasted WHO chief Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, calling him one of China’s ‘proxies’.
Adhanom hit back at Trump, saying “At the end of the day, the people belong to all political parties. The focus of all political parties should be to save their people, please do not politicize this virus.”
“If you want to be exploited and if you want to have many more body bags, then you do it. If you don’t want many more body bags, then you refrain from politicizing it.” Adhanom added, much to the disgust of many on a day when almost 2000 Americans died from the virus.
.@WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesuson attacks Trump for noting the org bends over backwards to protect China: “Stop pointing fingers” unless you “want more body bags … it’s like playing with fire” pic.twitter.com/mTwFPqpBdE
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 8, 2020
“My short message is please quarantine politicizing COVID – the unity of your country will be very important to defeat this dangerous virus. Without unity we assure you even any country that may have a better system will be in more trouble. That’s our message,” the WHO chief continued.
He repeated the body bag threat, stating “We will have many body bags in front of us if we don’t behave,” adding, “When there are cracks at [the] national level and global level, that is when the virus succeeds.”
Tump responded, asserting “So when he says politicizing he’s politicizing, and he shouldn’t be.”
As we have previously highlighted, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has repeatedly parroted Chinese Communist Party talking points, constantly heaping praise on Beijing’s response to coronavirus, despite the fact that China hid the truth about its spread and viciously silenced scientists and doctors who tried to warn the world.
Adhanom is a former member of a violent revolutionary communist party in Ethiopia that denied emergency medical treatment to an ethnic group and he is accused of personally overseeing the extradition of dissidents who were later imprisoned and tortured.
As Tucker Carlson highlighted earlier this week, Adhanom “got his job with Chinese support after he covered up cholera outbreaks in his home country” of Egypt.
Adhanom has denied the allegation, which centered around claims he had downplayed cholera epidemics in Ethiopia in 2006, 2009 and 2011 by passing them off as “acute watery diarrhea,” a symptom of cholera.
Taiwan Hits Back at WHO Chief: Demands Apology over Coronavirus 'Slander'
This article was sourced from BreitbartTaiwan demanded an apology Thursday from the World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus after he accused it of orchestrating personal racist attacks against him.
Tedros singled out the island democracy for special mention as he used a press briefing to call for the world to rally as one in the fight against the deadly spread of the Chinese coronavirus.
During the press conference Tedros addressed the alleged abuse — including racial slurs — he claimed he had been subjected to since the public health crisis began.
Tedros largely avoided mentioning Trump by name but he did single out the government in self-governing Taipei, which has been largely ignored by WHO as directed by Beijing.
“Three months ago, this attack came from Taiwan,” he told reporters in Geneva, without offering any direct evidence.
“They didn’t disassociate themselves. They even started criticising me in the middle of all that insult and slur, but I didn’t care,” Tedros said.
The comments sparked anger in Taiwan, which described Tedros’ comments as “baseless”.
“Our country has never encouraged the public to launch personal attacks against him or made any racially discriminatory comments,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Joanne Ou told reporters on Thursday.
“Our government demands an immediate clarification and an apology from director-general Tedros over such extremely irresponsible act of slander,” she added.
Taiwanese health authorities have managed to contain the virus so effectively that there have so far been just 379 cases and five deaths in a country of around 24 million people, making it one of the lowest relative infection rates worldwide.
Taiwan has also been quick to point out China’s efforts to control the global narrative around the disease, claiming over 70 percent of fake news and disinformation related to the virus originates from China.
This was illustrated when WHO infamously tweeted out on January 14 a Chinese claim that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission of the virus:
Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China?. pic.twitter.com/Fnl5P877VG
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 14, 2020
The measures infuriated communist officials in Beijing, who continue to demand unification between the two countries in what is known as the “One China Policy.”
Taiwan used to be able to obtain observer status at the WHO’s annual assembly.
But diplomatic pressure from Beijing in recent years has pushed Taiwan out of major international bodies including the WHO and ICAO — the UN’s aviation agency.
China’s Communist Party regards Taiwan as a breakaway province and has vowed to one day seize the island — by force if necessary.
Critics of Tedros have accused the WHO under his leadership of being too close to Beijing and complimentary of China’s response to the coronavirus.White House
Tedros is a former Ethiopian health and foreign minister and the WHO’s first African leader.
He has long denied being partisan or holding any geopolitical bias while at the same time warning people against calling the virus “Chinese” or associating it with a region, despite the coronavirus originating from Wuhan, China.
China has tried to deflect blame for hiding and destroying early evidence of the coronavirus found in Wuhan as early as November. Some of its officials have claimed that U.S. soldiers brought it to Wuhan.
Ultimately Tedros sees himself as above any geopolitical squabbles despite singling out Taiwan for special attention.
“Please quarantine COVID politics. That’s what we want. We don’t care about personal attacks,” he said.
AFP contributed to this report
This article was sourced from The Federalist