Despite mounting evidence that China is the country where the Covid-19 pandemic originated, the nation was elected to the executive board of the World Health Organization (WHO). The move has raised questions among critics and world leaders as it is believed China may have covered up its role in the pandemic.
Hillel Neuer, U.N. Watch Executive Director, denounced the move to put China on the executive board. The government silenced Chinese doctors who wanted to share the dangers of coronavirus early on. “This is the regime that crushed those in Wuhan like Dr. Li Wenliang who courageously tried to warn the world about the coronavirus,” tweeted Neuer. “Not a single democracy spoke out to object.”
The Wuhan doctor was silenced by China’s Communist Party when he sought to warn the world of the new Covid-19 virus. According to reports, Li died of the disease at age 34 in 2020.
Former President Donald Trump attempted to pull U.S. funding from the World Health Organization due to the potential cover-up of the origins of the coronavirus at the Wuhan Institute of Virology lab while he was president. However, President Joe Biden vowed to “fulfill its financial obligations” and restored “regular engagement,” which was announced by Dr. Anthony Fauci hours after Biden’s inauguration.
It is alleged that China provided false information to the WHO during the outbreak. Allegations include attempted obstruction of independent investigations.
After the WHO executive board’s decision, The Spectator’s Ross Clark reacted by saying, “The World Health Organization has lost all credibility.”
“Let’s be honest: Is there anyone out there who has faith in the ability of the World Health Organization (WHO) to tackle a future pandemic?” Clark continued. “Any lingering hope that the WHO might be an organization fit to be trusted with global health concerns has pretty well evaporated with the election, by acclamation, of China as one of the 12 members of its executive board on Friday.”
Clark continued, denouncing the makeup of the 12-member executive board. “American and Canada apart it is stuffed with small countries, many with lousy human rights records, which will not dare to challenge China or which will not have the political clout to do so. The prospects for future pandemics do not look good.”
U.N. faces growing criticism over questionable moves
As Director Neuer noted, the United Nations faces growing criticism on a few fronts. In addition to China’s appointment to the WHO Executive Board, U.N. countries who support terrorism forced the WHO World Health Assembly to condemn Israel, classifying it as a unique health risk.
Additionally, rogue nuclear state North Korea inexplicably became chair of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament. At the same time, U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet gave China a propaganda boost by failing to condemn or investigate the Uyghur genocide during a visit to Chinese-occupied Turkistan.
Columnist Clark noted that the executive board of the WHO is now “stuffed with small countries, many with lousy human rights records, which will not dare to challenge China or which will not have the political clout to do so.”