Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist|May 2020
“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.”
- Tweet from WHO’s Official Twitter handle (@WHO) on 14th January, 2020.
“The (nCoV) [global] outbreak could have been contained at its source if the organisation (WHO) had correctly responded early on. The WHO failed in its basic duty and must be held accountable. WHO is China-centric…WHO is acting as a PR agency for China…...US will halt its funding…….”
-Donald Trump, US President in his press conferences.
As almost the whole world is reeling under the Covid led pandemic killing over 0.2 million people globally with catastrophic humanitarian cum economic fallout - the functioning of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has come under serious scrutiny. So, now the whole world is asking - is it WHO that is responsible for this China origin virus led global outbreak? To answer it, ‘WHO-China’ nexus must be studied as the root cause of the current pandemic.
Dr Ai Fen from Wuhan, China first blew the lid on this novel coronavirus or nCoV or Covid in November, 2019, when about seven people were hospitalised on account of an ‘atypical pneumonia’ like a disease. Dr Fen shared it over WeChat (a Chinese social media platform) and Dr Li Wenliang informed the world about this peculiar virus via an interview to The New York Times on 30th December, 2020. Following which, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) run China informed WHO, albeit reluctantly, that too with half truths!
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