After discouraging travel bans, World Health Organization now calls Coronavirus ‘more powerful’ than terrorism
Feb 12, 2020
Breitbart – World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters on Tuesday the newly discovered coronavirus ravaging China, or any viral outbreak, can have “more powerful consequences than any terrorist action” and encouraged global governments to “do whatever it can to stop it.”
The remarks follow a month of WHO officials initially refusing to declare the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), then discouraging nations from imposing travel bans on China, caving to pressure from the Communist Party.
The Party considers travel bans an indication of a lack of trust in Beijing’s ability to contain the outbreak and, thus, an insult.
The WHO has also faced significant condemnation for excluding the nation of Taiwan from its international health response, despite Taipei’s proximity to China, the origin nation of the outbreak, and its advanced healthcare infrastructure.
As a result, WHO officials have reported erroneous coronavirus patient tallies it received from Beijing, which has no ties to or authority over Taipei.
WHO chief Tedros insisted that global political leaders take the threat of the newly discovered coronavirus as seriously as a political threat.
Tedros said during a press briefing Tuesday:
“The world, when it talks about terrorism – and imagine the level of preparation and so on; it’s immense. To be honest, a virus is more powerful in creating political, economic and social upheaval than any terrorist attack, believe it or not.
“I was a foreign minister in one of my hats, discussing terrorism and so on but a virus can have more powerful consequences than any terrorist action and that’s true. If the world doesn’t want to wake up and consider this enemy virus as public enemy number one I don’t think we will learn our lessons.”
“I am reminding the world to use this opportunity to do whatever it can to contain this outbreak; do everything it can … Read more.