World Health Organization Fumbles Coronavirus
There are three charges against WHO. First, it failed to prepare the world for a pandemic, spending the years since the Sars and ebola alarms talking more about climate change, obesity and tobacco... Second, once the epidemic began in China, WHO downplayed its significance... The third charge against WHO is that it has failed before. When the ebola outbreak in West Africa that was to kill 11,000 people began in late 2013, on its own admission WHO hindered the fight against the virus... WHO gives the impression it would rather reprimand rich countries for climate change or bad eating habits than worry about epidemics. It's also a bit obsessed with celebrities. ...On 28 March this year, Tedros found time to tweet about having had "a very good call with @ladygaga." ...It is an open secret among international diplomats and public health experts that WHO is "not fit for mission" (as one of them put it to me), riddled with politics and bureaucracy.