Patrick Basham: COVID-19 WHO is to blame?

Several voices, mine included, have predicted that the COVID-19 pandemic will be a boon to populists and economic nationalists everywhere. Heightened concerns over migration, border security, Chinese imports, and the outsourcing of antibiotics and other generic pharmaceuticals will drown, politically at least, the globalist argument for fluid national borders, more immigration, refugee resettlement, free trade, and foreign imports.

Other voices disagree. In the past week, the Wall Street Journal prominently featured the enlightening essay, “The end of globalization? Don’t count on it,” by author Zachary Karabell, as well as the insightful column, “Will coronavirus kill populism?” by the newspaper’s foreign policy commentator, Walter Russell Read. On March 26th, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called on world leaders to create a new order by forming a temporary global government to tackle the medical and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regardless of the eventual geopolitical fallout, one prominent globalist institution has tangibly demonstrated an inability to fulfill its pivotal mission during this crisis. The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations’ public health agency, has a mandate to establish global health policy, coordinate global responses to health emergencies, and combat disease. As detailed by The Times of London, during these unprecedented times, “The task of the WHO is to inform and warn an increasingly anxious global public, then to co-ordinate a response, mobilize resources and find a way forward.”

However, under the abysmal ‘leadership’ of Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO has actually contributed to the global spread and severity of the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 infection. The WHO’s glaringly catastrophic failure to fulfill its mission stems from an institutional witches’ brew of political bias, complacency, incompetence, irrationality, and political correctness.

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19 Responses to Patrick Basham: COVID-19 WHO is to blame?

  1. Roger

    For a moment – after reading the first para – I thought we were going to have another go at the popular “watch me set up a straw man and then knock him down” game, but the extended version is actually quite helpful in that it details the WHO’s litany of lies by date.

  2. “However, under the abysmal ‘leadership’ of Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO has actually contributed to the global spread and severity of the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 infection. The WHO’s glaringly catastrophic failure to fulfill its mission stems from an institutional witches’ brew of political bias, complacency, incompetence, irrationality, and political correctness”

    Remember when the WHO did health, the FAO did agriculture, the UNDP did development of poor countries, the WMO did meteorology and so on and so forth? Now they all do climate because they are all UN and Guterres is their boss and he calls the shots. That’s the root of the problem.

    https://tambonthongchai.com/2019/02/25/un/

  3. Tim Neilson

    Theory

    former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called on world leaders to create a new order by forming a temporary global government to tackle the medical and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Reality

    The WHO’s glaringly catastrophic failure to fulfill its mission stems from an institutional witches’ brew of political bias, complacency, incompetence, irrationality, and political correctness.

    What’s the difference between middle class pinkos and lower primates?

    Lower primates can learn by trial and error.

  4. JC

    Remember when the WHO did health, the FAO did agriculture, the UNDP did development of poor countries, the WMO did meteorology and so on and so forth?

    Nope I don’t. The UN and affiliates has always been a seriously corrupt organization.

  5. thefrollickingmole

    former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called on world leaders to create a new order by forming a temporary global government to tackle the medical and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    I would say this to the corrupt shits who are prescribing more power to even more corrupt shits.

    Molon Labe

    I swear these dicks make the Kaiser look like a prudent and wise leader.

  6. egg_

    The UN and affiliates has always been a seriously corrupt organization.

    That’s yer problem, right there – IT’s “knife and fork” mantra.

  7. stackja

    UN was started by FDR and Doc Evatt. Stalin was happy until Korea.

  8. Roger

    Remember when the WHO did health, the FAO did agriculture, the UNDP did development of poor countries, the WMO did meteorology and so on and so forth?

    Yeah, but we’re not in the 1960s anymore, cj.

    😉

  9. thefrollickingmole

    February 29th
    • In a press release, WHO declares that travel bans must be ended:
    “Travel bans to affected areas or denial of entry to passengers coming from affected areas
    are usually not effective in preventing the importation of cases but may have a significant
    economic and social impact.”

    FMD, words fail.

  10. Leo G

    Who isn’t to blame for the boo-boo flu?

  11. egg_

    former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called on world leaders to create a new order by forming a temporary global government to tackle the medical and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The G20 perhaps, but not the UN dregs.

  12. yarpos

    I’m struggling, does anyone have an example where UN involvement actually and subjectively improved the situation it was supposed to address?

  13. B.A.Lert

    Nothing is more important to the UN than Chinese and Arab money. The UN have long since abandoned their reasons for being. They are a bunch of craven parasites obsessed with themselves and what they can get with someone else’s money. The UN is a typical socialist shit hole.

  14. amortiser

    It might be Chinese and Arab money to individual member representatives but it’s US money for the organisation to keep it afloat. Trump could do the whole world a favour by pulling the plug on these clowns and withdrawing.

  15. OldOzzie

    OPINION
    Bail out workers and make China pay for it

    The Chinese government is more responsible for the deaths and economic struggles caused by COVID-19 than the virus itself. As such, the United States should bail out American workers, as President Trump has promised, and deduct the cost of the bailout from our debt owed to China.

  16. FelixKruell

    Remember when the WHO did health, the FAO did agriculture, the UNDP did development of poor countries, the WMO did meteorology and so on and so forth?

    I think I saw that movie…the noble workers from the WHO saved the world from the pandemic!

  17. PB

    Well, if management positions at the WHO are based on the Affirmative Action” model, then the outcomes shouldn’t surprise.

  18. max

    It is not WHO or china

    Go to the mirror and see.

    Everyone know that pandemic happens.
    Most panics never come.
    Most crises never come.
    We do not prepare.
    We kick the can.
    We procrastinate.

    Who is responsible for your health?
    Not government

    Who is responsible for welfare?
    Not government

    We did not practice this:

    Survivalism is a movement of individuals or groups (called survivalists or preppers) who actively prepare for emergencies, including possible disruptions in social or political order, on scales from local to international. Survivalism also encompasses preparation for personal emergencies, such as job loss or being stranded in the wild or under adverse weather conditions.


    And we do not teach self responsibility.



    What do we teach is that government is god and here to help from cradle to grave.

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