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Veteran Advisor

Tedros Adhanom...just for Canuck

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On 18 October 2017, Tedros announced that he had chosen President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe to serve as a WHO Goodwill Ambassador to help tackle non-communicable diseases for Africa.[68] He said Zimbabwe was "a country that places universal health coverage and health promotion at the centre of its policies to provide health care to all". Mugabe's appointment was severely criticised, with WHO member states and international organisations saying that Zimbabwe's healthcare system had in fact gone backwards under his regime, as well as pointing out Mugabe's many human rights abuses. It was also noted that Mugabe himself does not use his own country's health system, instead travelling to Singapore for treatment.[69][70] Observers said Tedros was returning a campaign favour. Mugabe was chair of the African Union when Tedros was endorsed as a sole African Union candidate in a murky process that did not consider qualified alternatives like Michel Sidibé of Mali and Awa Marie Coll-Seck of Senegal.[71] His judgement was widely questioned on social media. The editor-in-chief of Lancet, a prominent medical journal, called Tedros "Dictator-General".[72] After a widespread condemnation, on 22 October 2017 Tedros rescinded Mugabe's goodwill ambassador role.[73][74]
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tedros was widely criticised by the public as he was perceived to have acted slowly in his efforts to stem the epidemic. In the first week of February 2020, he stated that there was no need for the world to take measures that "unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade" such as worldwide travel restrictions. This was interpreted to have contributed to the spread of the virus.[75]
A petition on change.org demanding the resignation of Tedros for his perceived capitulation to Chinese authorities received over 628,000 signatures.[76][77]

 

Hope this helps. Ted is the director general of the WHO organization. Close to a million people signed a petition to remove the guy, but in Canada he probably is a folk hero now. I wonder what he says about Cuba?

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rsbs
Veteran Advisor

More on the WHO.....not Roger Daltry's band btw

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/flashback-world-health-organization-downplayed-covid19-risk...

Trump was closing off borders while the WHO was urging for open borders and taking the Chinese line on things.

Hope this helps.

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: More on the WHO.....not Roger Daltry's band btw

Atheist lied 10s of 1,000s died.

BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: More on the WHO.....not Roger Daltry's band btw

All the experts begrudgingly give Trump credit for shutting off China travel early.  That one move kept this free country from being worse than Italy.  If Trump was some namby pamby that always sought the WHO approval for his political cover, we`d be in a hell of a mess...but we wouldn`t be "xenophobes"....oh boy wouldn`t that be special?

rsbs
Veteran Advisor

Re: More on the WHO.....not Roger Daltry's band btw

remember when the twins nutz and boreus  were using that xenophobic word in every other post back in January?

They seem to have taken it out of their lexicon now.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: More on the WHO.....not Roger Daltry's band btw

They get their talking points and orders from Joe Biden. Now be good little puppies and go out there and crap on something.

Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Re: Tedros Adhanom...just for Canuck

Not sure why you would think that has anything to do with COVID.

You will notice he is described as an ambassador and note that it is over NON COMMUNICABLE disease.

 

You do understand that COVID is communicable I hope.

jennys_mn
Veteran Advisor

Re: Tedros Adhanom...just for Canuck

By the time ANYTHING gets approved, the first wave of deaths will be over.

Maybe something wii come to fruition by fall.  But I wouldn’t count on it.  By then, it could mutate - and we  start all over... 

Jen

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Tedros Adhanom...just for Canuck

That's not what the atheist and WHO said when this all began. And those who tried to warn us magically disappeared.

Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Re: Tedros Adhanom...just for Canuck

Keep believing 3020 and you will feel better about the lack of action that was taken when it was a known risk.