WHO: bad for your health?

The seventy-seventh World Health Assembly in Geneva has convened as of 1 June 2024. The assembly has rejected a proposed agreement to give the WHO additional authority to respond globally in the event of another pandemid like COVID-19. It would have given the WHO control over the global supply chain through establishment of a 'WHO Global Pandemic Supply Chain and Logistics Network', with WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus in charge.

Dr. Tedros has been criticised by some for his praise of Chinese leader Xi Jinping's handling of the pandemic in its early stages. He and the WHO were found to be parroting Chinese Government pronouncements such as that no clear evidence had been found of human-to-human transmission of the new coronavirus. The overweening Chinese influence over Western media and politics was also to be seen in western newspapers', such as the New York Times', denial of the likelihood of a lab leak explanation of the virus's source, which they later admitted to have been likely from the start.

Chinese influence over the instruments of international governance makes these institutions appear untrustworthy, as China is not a democratic, liberal nation, appears to desire global power, and practises extreme political censorship at home and information manipulation worldwide. China continues to deny Taiwanese sovereignty, has committed genocide upon its Uyghur minority, and continues its occupation of Tibet. The Chinese Communist Party actively infiltrates government and business institutions throughout the West and Global South.

China has avoided getting embroiled in unwinnable wars, and it seems its geopolitical strategy of infiltration is getting results. The fact that it is so hard to establish facts about any of these topics means that the world is gradually becoming more 'Chinese.' As the WHO has apparently become yet another tool in the hands of the CCP, it seems fair to say that it is no longer good for your health.

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