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As coronavirus started seeping from its origins in a Wuhan wet market in China late last year, the information coming from the World Health Organization (WHO) was one of dismissal, in line with the Chinese Communist Party’s muzzling of the disease’s potency.

“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,” WHO tweeted in January.

Thus, after being left mostly unchecked in those first critical few weeks of inception, coronavirus – officially termed COVID-19 – has since infected upwards of 600,000 people globally and claimed the lives of some 27,000.

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So what went wrong?

“(WHO) has been trying to be politically correct by underestimating the extent of the threat. They lost some credibility when they stated in late January that the global risk assessment was moderate,” Dr. Attila Hertelendy, a Florida-based expert in biomedicine, told Fox News. “For an international body that people (and) governments and the business community looks to for advice, they are simply too slow, burdened by bureaucracy and political correctness. They have a great staff working for them, and many of my colleagues are advisors, they just need to listen to them and take action swiftly.”

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Dr. Stanley Weiss, a professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, concurred that the lack of early action has been especially frustrating for the medical community.

“I was personally frustrated at WHO’s apparent great fear in moving from classifying from epidemic to pandemic, all the more so given all the evidence we had gathered from China’s experience,” he said. “Historically, a great strength of the WHO was its expertise in consensus building. Here, we needed leadership, not merely consensus building. It is hard for some organizations to act.”

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization speaks during a news conference on updates regarding on the novel coronavirus COVID-19, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland earlier this month. On Monday, he said the pandemic was “accelerating” as the number of confirmed cases continue to increase.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization speaks during a news conference on updates regarding on the novel coronavirus COVID-19, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland earlier this month. On Monday, he said the pandemic was “accelerating” as the number of confirmed cases continue to increase. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

For weeks, the WHO resisted the alarming declaration, before classifying a pandemic on March 11. From Weiss’s lens, it’s a question of whether science is too frequently ignored “in favor of the politics within WHO’s vast constituency.”

“The WHO waited much too long to declare a ‘Global Health Emergency,’ a designation that importantly would have alerted public health officials in countries neighboring China to start preparing. Similarly, the WHO initially refused to declare a global pandemic, bizarrely claiming that they no longer used this designation, but then ultimately did so,” noted Dr. Dena Grayson, a Florida-based expert in infectious diseases. “This also likely cause substantial delays in preparedness by other nations in advance of this deadly virus.”

Some critics have also charged that WHO has acted as an arm of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Brett Schaefer, a Senior Research Fellow in International Regulatory Affairs, the Heritage Foundation, said China has “a well-established record of suppressing information that it considers harmful,” a notion not new to the WHO.

“Thus, it is hardly surprising that it failed to be transparent and truthful in reporting details on COVID-19 to WHO and the international community. In fact, this is not the first time this has happened,” he said. “In 2003, China concealed and denied an infectious disease outbreak – later called SARS – for months.

“Given this history, the willingness of the WHO to take China’s statements at face value is shocking. WHO leadership is too susceptible to political pressure in its decisions on declaring a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), and this needs to be addressed.”

In this Feb. 7, 2020, file photo, people wearing masks attend a vigil for Chinese doctor Li Wenliang, who was reprimanded for warning about the outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Hong Kong. 

In this Feb. 7, 2020, file photo, people wearing masks attend a vigil for Chinese doctor Li Wenliang, who was reprimanded for warning about the outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Hong Kong.  (AP)

The World Health Organization (WHO) serves as a specialized agency of the United Nations, falling under the UN’s Sustainable Development Group. It was brought to life in 1948, in conjunction with the UN’s creation, and given the broad mandate as the international governing body monitoring public health risks and overseeing responses to emergencies. Headquartered out of Geneva, Switzerland, WHO has 194 member states and operates on an annual budget of about $2.1 billion.

In 2017, voluntary contributions from the U.S. totaled more than $400 million. Moreover, WHO data shows that the U.S. is its largest financier – giving more money than the United Nations itself – followed by South Korea, Australia, the Gates Foundation, and then Japan.

Critics have accused WHO of whitewashing Chinese misconduct in the onset of the disease, and have instead heaped praise on the state for its authoritarian clampdown in purporting to combat the already escaped contagion last month.

The role of its leader, Ethiopian national Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus – who was tapped for the top job in 2017 by member states and appointed to a five-year term – is now also coming into focus. Some are questioning whether he buttered up to governments like China in return for massive donations to the organization. Ghebreyesus routinely lauds Chinese President Xi Jinping for his handling of the pathogen, while not acknowledging early cover-ups and the fact that several doctors were muzzled for daring to speak out about a strange new virus percolating in Wuhan.

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Furthermore, officials from Taiwan – a nation sharply at odds with the mainland Beijing leadership – claimed that they alerted WHO back in December about “the risk of human-to-human transmission.” However, Taipei leaders this week said that the information was not passed on to other countries and fell on deaf ears.

Taiwan is not currently allowed to be a member of the WHO, due to the controversial Peoples Republic of China’s One-China policy.

“Overall, the WHO is a useful organization, and its scientific experts are absolutely world-class,” Grayson stressed. “Unfortunately, like all too many organizations, politics sometimes get in the way of decisive action.”

Schaefer also asserted that once this pandemic dims, there will be some sort of re-evaluation.

“If the organization performs well, member governments are more confident in having it assume an increased role. If they fail, the member states look to reform them or create alternative mechanisms,” he said. “During the Ebola crisis in 2014, WHO was strongly criticized for its slow and ineffective response, and the member states pressed the leadership for reforms to address those failings. It is clear from the response to COVID-19 that more changes are necessary.”

A woman wearing a face mask walks across London Bridge in London. British authorities laid out plans Tuesday to confront a COVID-19 epidemic, saying that the new coronavirus could spread within weeks from a few dozen confirmed cases to millions of infections, with thousands of people in the U.K. at risk of death.

A woman wearing a face mask walks across London Bridge in London. British authorities laid out plans Tuesday to confront a COVID-19 epidemic, saying that the new coronavirus could spread within weeks from a few dozen confirmed cases to millions of infections, with thousands of people in the U.K. at risk of death. (AP)

Dr. Roger Bate, visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and specialist in public health and infectious diseases, pointed out that bloated bureaucracies need to be examined going forward to stop another such pandemic as coronavirus in its much earlier tracks.

“WHO is part of the UN. UN is overly bureaucratic, but we need it because it is the global organization where member states can come to discuss issues like this,” he explained. “WHO has become less relevant in the past few decades, COVID-19 reminds us why it is important and why when it fails, we all pay the price.”

Bate also stressed that the WHO has to be more forthright in demanding local action from wherever the epidemic begins.

“I believe following COVID-19, U.S. and E.U. will back it because of the huge cost we are now paying. Basically, WHO should get the funds it requires and can embarrass nations like China that do not act properly,” he continued. “And this will happen again unless China shuts its wet markets with live animals. Contagions from zoonotic viruses are the problem, and China is ground zero for these.”

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Hertelendy concurred that the playbook ought to be changed.

“Following a politically correct agenda doesn’t work in the 21st century,” he added. “Simply, they need to focus on restoring credibility, admit mistakes, and be transparent and ready to make difficult decisions quickly and confidently.”

WHO did not respond to a request for comment.Hollie McKay has a been a Fox News Digital staff reporter since 2007. She has extensively reported from war zones including Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Burma, and Latin America investigates global conflicts, war crimes and terrorism around the world. Follow her on Twitter

JOE BIDEN THE LIAR

The Obama administration repeatedly sought to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), yearly budget requests show — seemingly undercutting former Vice President Joe Biden’s repeated attacks on the Trump White House for its pandemic preparedness.

VP BIDEN CHARGES TRUMP WITH CUTTING CDC BUDGET, WHEN THE FACTS INDICATE THAT OBAMA EVISCERATED THE FUNDING OF CDC.

Numerous Democrats, including Biden, have falsely claimed that Trump slashed the CDC budget, and Biden has suggested that he would never pursue similar cuts. The Associated Press has noted that those claims “distort” the facts, with FactCheck.org pointing out that CDC funding has actually increased under the current administration, largely because Congress insisted on maintaining funding levels for both CDC and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Nevertheless, speaking to ABC News’ “This Week” on March 1, Biden claimed: “They’ve cut the funding for the CDC.” On Friday, Biden stepped up his attacks, writing on Twitter: “Donald Trump’s careless, shortsighted actions left our nation ill-prepared and now Americans are paying the price.”

In its fiscal year 2013 budget, while Biden was vice president, the Obama administration sought a total funding level of $5.9 billion from the CDC, or a $569 million cut from the 2012 budget of $6.46 billion. In fiscal year 2015, the Obama administration wanted a $414 million cut year-over-year, and again in the fiscal year 2017 budget, the Obama administration looked to eliminate $251 million in CDC funding.

The proposed cuts take into account money budgeted for The Prevention and Public Health Fund, which was established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 to bolster the nation’s health care system. When not including that fund, the Obama administration sought CDC cuts in five of its eight years.

SCUM OF THE EARTH

“LOCK HER UP” SPEWS DIARRHEA FROM DA MOUT. This low life POS, murderer, killer, lying felon – a literal scum bag – says this, “He did promise ‘America First,'” Clinton wrote, referring to one of the president’s oft-repeated campaign slogan. This is proof of her demonic self, a self serving dirt bag ever since her marriage to Slick Willie. She thinks nothing of Americans.

Americans don’t like you, never did, never will. You have proved that by your “Deplorable” comments, your “out of work” statements regarding coal miner, your disdain for anybody who challenges you. America has written you off. You are a three time loser. DO YOURSELF AND AMERICA A FAVOR, SHUT UP.

VENERABLE LIBERAL UNIVERSITY SAYS U.S. NUMBER ONE WHEN IT CAME TO PREPARATION FOR PANDEMIC

US was more prepared for pandemic than any other country, Johns Hopkins study found

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The United States was ranked the best-prepared country in the world to handle a pandemic in late 2019 by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (JHCHS) — an assessment seemingly at odds with claims by Democrats that the Trump administration left the country vulnerable to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

The Global Health Security Index was was “developed with guidance from an international panel of experts from 13 countries, with research by the Economist Intelligence Unit” from 2018 to 2019, The Washington Post reported last year. “More than 100 researchers spent a year collecting and validating publicly available data.”

At the same time, the paper noted that the U.S. score was still not perfect, and that “factors driving down the U.S. score include the risks of social unrest and terrorism, and low public confidence in government.”

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President Trump’s campaign has argued in recent days that misinformation may be one of the leading causes of that lack of confidence. For example, Trump’s team has pointed to claims by presidential contender Joe Biden that “no one on the National Security Council staff was put in charge” of pandemic preparedness, based on a report that in May 2018, then-National Security Adviser John Bolton eliminated the NSC’s Office of Global Health Security and Biodefense in a reorganization effort.

Rear Adm. R. Timothy Ziemer reportedly was ousted as senior director, and no replacement was named. But, FactCheck.org has determined that the matter amounted to a reorganization, and that “some team members [of the NSC pandemic office] were shifted to other groups, and others took over some of [the top official’s] duties.”Video

The White House says the NSC remains involved in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. A senior administration official said earlier this month that the NSC’s global health security directorate was absorbed into another division where similar responsibilities still exist, but under different titles. The work of coordinating policy and making sure that decisions made by Trump’s coronavirus task force are implemented is still the job of the NSC.

Separately, the Biden team has repeatedly argued that the president once referred to coronavirus as a “hoax.” That claim has been refuted by numerous fact-checkers, including the Post’s, which found that Trump was clearly referring to Democrats’ efforts to blame him for the pandemic, not the virus itself.

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Additionally, numerous Democrats, including Biden, have falsely claimed that the president cut the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) budget. The Associated Press has noted that those claims “distort” the facts.

Trump’s budgets have proposed cuts to public health, only to be overruled by Congress, where there’s strong bipartisan support for agencies such as the CDC and NIH. Instead, financing has increased. Indeed, the money that government disease detectives first tapped to fight the latest outbreak was a congressional fund created for health emergencies.

Some public health experts say a bigger concern than White House budgets is the steady erosion of a CDC grant program for state and local public health emergency preparedness — the front lines in detecting and battling new disease. But that decline was set in motion by a congressional budget measure that predates Trump.

“The CDC’s response has been excellent, as it has been in the past,” said John Auerbach, president of the nonpartisan Trust for America’s Health, which works with government at all levels to improve the nation’s response to high-risk health crises. Some Democrats have charged that Trump decimated the nation’s public health leadership, but Auerbach said CDC’s top scientific ranks have remained stable during the past three years.

People work in a lab that President Donald Trump watched during his meeting about the coronavirus at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Friday, March 6, 2020 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

People work in a lab that President Donald Trump watched during his meeting about the coronavirus at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Friday, March 6, 2020 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Nevertheless, misleading reports about the Trump campaign’s pandemic response efforts have continued to spread. A recent report by Reuters that the U.S. had recently terminated a CDC position in China was widely cited by Democrats and reporters as evidence of a lack of preparedness, and formed the basis for a reporter’s question at a recent White House coronavirus briefing.

But, the article itself made clear that experts didn’t think the move had anything to do with the spread of coronavirus in the United States.

“One disease expert told Reuters he was skeptical that the U.S. resident adviser would have been able to get earlier or better information to the Trump administration, given the Chinese government’s suppression of information,” the outlet noted.

“In the end, based on circumstances in China, it probably wouldn’t have made a big difference,” former CDC epidemiologist and Emory University professor Scott McNabb told Reuters.

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“The problem was how the Chinese handled it,” McNabb continued. “What should have changed was the Chinese should have acknowledged it earlier and didn’t.”

Regardless, some lawmakers are pushing for more action out of an abundance of caution. Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., and Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, have introduced a bill that would require future administrations to have experts always in place to prepare for new pandemics.

“Two years ago, the administration dismantled the apparatus that had been put in place five years before in the face of the Ebola crisis,” Connolly said. “I think, in retrospect, that was an unwise move. This bill would restore that and institutionalize it.”

Connolly said the bill is not meant to be critical of the Trump administration. He said it’s a recognition that Trump had to name a coronavirus responder just like Obama had to name one for Ebola in 2014. “We can’t go from pandemic to pandemic,” Connolly said.

The House Foreign Affairs Committee on March 4 passed the measure, which is co-sponsored by 37 Democrats and five Republicans.

Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly and The Associated Press contributed to this report.Gregg Re is a lawyer and editor based in Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re or email him at gregory.re@foxnews.com.

JOE BIDEN’S CAMPAIGN DOA

Even the Leftwing Media Notices That Joe Biden Is Social Distancing Himself From the Presidency

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Even the Leftwing Media Notices That Joe Biden Is Social Distancing Himself From the Presidency

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden makes a point during a Democratic presidential primary debate, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, hosted by ABC News, Apple News, and WMUR-TV at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Yesterday, like a bedraggled Punxsutawney Phil, Joe Biden emerged from his undisclosed location and essentially pronounced his candidacy over. His strategy, apparently, was some sort of Bizarro World variation on the Rose Garden strategy used by successful incumbent presidents seeking reelection. In Biden’s camp, this resulted in something that had ground its way through the strategic alimentary canal of highly paid consultants and emerged as Biden running a shadow government, you know, showing us how it is really done. For this to work, a) Biden would have to have access to information, b) someone would have to listen to him, and c) he’d have to not be in a severe and noticeable state of mental decline. My colleague, Nick Arama, covered the carnage in First, Biden Had Someone Else Speak for Him, But When He Finally Emerged, It Was a Trainwreck, here are some of the highlights:

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This was not a case of us making fun of a hapless and somewhat addled geriatric while the rest of the nation saw something different, it was a case of Biden being so bad that even the leftwing media felt compelled to sit up and take notice. This from Politico, hardly a pro-GOP or Trump-friendly outlet, in fact, it is very much none of those things: Biden goes in search of a bully pulpit

Without the trappings of office, Biden has faded from the national stage as the coronavirus contagion chews through news cycle after news cycle. And without the actual authority that accompanies public office, he can’t make dramatic moves to muster the power of the government to make sweeping decisions that affect millions. It’s left him straining to remain relevant amid Trump’s daily briefings — carried live on cable television each afternoon.

Few who watched Biden’s briefing saw it as equivalent counterprogramming to Monday’s White House briefing, which featured the president, Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General William Barr and White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx, among others. Most other times, that briefing has featured Anthony Fauci, the highly respected director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Accustomed to speaking from behind a lectern, Biden decided to have one placed in the middle of his new home studio — an awkward fit amid the backdrop of bookshelves and personal pictures framed beneath a living room table lamp.

There were hiccups that showed the telltale signs of a 77-year-old candidate adjusting to a campaign that’s gone completely online in a matter of days. At the start of the webcast, Biden wasn’t sure when he was live. A few minutes in, his teleprompter appeared to have broken as he tried, but failed, to gesture beneath the camera shot for an unseen aide to hand him notes.

This is Biden’s problem. He’s a lightweight and a moron. Biden back slapped and ingratiated his way up the Senate pecking order. For all of his bluster about all the stuff he’s done, his resume, outside of the graft, grift, and corruption that he’s made available for his wildly unethical, if not downright criminal, brother and son, is pretty banal. He’s not quick on his feet. His understanding of issues where, based on his experience, you’d expect some expertise, is stunningly absent. I suspect this entire ‘shadow government’ thing was driven by exactly one thing. Biden and his inner circle had calculated that the media could come up with enough bullsh** negative stories to torpedo Trump and they decided the best course of action was simply to stand aside, surface after the economy has been laid to ruins, and run against the media narrative of President Trump’s performance. As it’s turned out, Trump, even while being unvarnished Trump, has shown leadership and initiative and a willingness to do battle with the bureaucratic status quo that has been recognized by the public and rewarded in substantial increases in his polling across all polls.

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This Has Gone Too Far!!

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Now, Biden is in a game of catch-up that he can’t win. Because he is not yet the Democrat nominee, he doesn’t get classified briefings. His knowledge of what is going on is limited to what he reads in the newspapers. Because so many governors are following Trump’s lead and being complimentary of Trump, Biden has to be very measured and circumspect in his statements else he will attack Democrats as well as Trump. He dare not engage in the kind of freewheeling, Irish wake/press conference that Trump seems to revel in because it will become clear, in nano-seconds, that Biden is simply mentally incompetent. The best he can do is this kibbitzing from the sidelines; useless and outdated information and discarded ideas tossed out by a rather daft old man in the forlorn hope that someone, somewhere is listening to him.

THE HEAD OF WHO IS GUILTY OF MURDER -WE DEMAND HE PAY THE ULTIMATE PRICE

Taiwan accuses WHO of cozying up to China, not listening to coronavirus warnings

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Taiwan is the latest country to accuse the World Health Organization of bending to Chinese pressure and says if the global body had listened to them, the novel coronavirus sweeping across the world could have been contained by now.

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As of Tuesday morning, there have been 387,382 confirmed cases of COVID-19 —  a 12 percent increase from the day before. The United States saw a 31.9 percent jump in cases to 46,450 and is on track to eclipse China’s number of 81,588.

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Health officials in Taipei said they alerted the WHO at the end of December about the risk of human-to-human transmission but says its concerns and warnings were not passed on to other countries that could have benefited from it.

Taiwan claimed its doctors had heard from their mainland China colleagues that medical staff treating patients were getting sick — an obvious sign that person-to-person transmissions were taking place, the Financial Times reported.  Taipei officials said they reported their fears to Chinese health authorities as well as to the International Health Regulations, a World Health Organization outfit that was created to allow countries to work together during health emergencies, but that their information fell on deaf ears.

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“While the IHR’s internal website provides a platform for all countries to share information on the epidemic and their response, none of the information shared by our country’s (Centers for Disease Control) is being put up there,” Taiwan’s Vice President Chen Chien-ien said.

What’s worse is that because the WHO could not obtain first-hand information to study and judge the potential severity of the novel coronavirus, it was slow to sound the alarm, Chen said.

China only confirmed person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 on January 20, after the WHO said in mid-January that there might be “limited” cases of transmission.

Listening to Taiwan’s early warnings could have saved hundreds of thousands of people from getting the deadly disease.

The problem, some say, is the relationship between the WHO and China.

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China has dictated and put pressure on the WHO to play down the numbers. Bizarrely, in return, China has been showered with accolades from the global organization for its efforts to contain and control the coronavirus – something that has critics seeing red.

Instead of wasting time praising China, critics say the WHO should have taken Taiwan’s warnings seriously.

Seventeen years ago, Taiwan learned some lessons during the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) outbreak. More than 800 of its citizens died and its economy took a hit. Since then, Taiwan has prepared itself in case anything similar were to happen again.

“Learning from the experiences of SARS in 2003, Taiwan was ready when the outbreak in Wuhan occurred,” Anders Rasmussen, the former NATO secretary-general and Danish prime minister, recently wrote in an opinion piece. “After the first notifications at the end of 2019, Taipei swiftly adopted a combination of measures to identify and contain the virus, including the use of big data to help contain potential cases.”Video

Of Taiwan’s 23 million citizens, 850,000 reside in mainland China; 400,000 work there and at its narrowest point, the Taiwan Strait is just 80 miles. With those statistics, COVID-19 should be wreaking havoc in Taiwan. It has not.

Rasmussen believes countries around the world could have taken notes from Taiwan’s experiences, but that China’s petty play to keep Taiwan down has had crippling consequences for the rest of the world.

In recent years, Taiwan’s “world-class health specialists have been shut out in the cold by Beijing’s geopolitical obsessions,” Rasmussen said. “In 2016, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-Wen came to power with a mandate to assert her people’s autonomy. China did not take kindly to this democratic challenge to its ‘One China’ policy and bullies the world’s multilateral institutions into dealing only with Beijing.”

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As a result, Taipei has been denied access to a number of “international fora” which it was previously able to attend as an observer, Rasmussen said.

China’s critics believe if Beijing would have set its ego aside, Taiwan could have been on the front lines helping fight COVID-19, and the numbers of those infected around the world would have been dramatically lower.You can find Barnini Chakrabortyon Twitter @Barnini.

BLACK MAIL

Liberal scum is ubiquitous in the United States House of Representatives ; their objective is to destroy America. Yes, we are talking about Pelosi who is Black Mailing the American people that work for a living. Her Brazen attempt to write the script in the emergency Covid-19 legislation goes beyond pale. This POS thinks they have an opportunity to placate their leach base. And you know who we are talking about here.

There is no doubt that Americans are hurting right now. Layoffs are inevitable, running out of cash to pay current bills is not one paycheck away, when there is no paycheck. Businesses have rent due, fixed expenses such as insurance too. Will there be any adjustments to workman’s compensation. And how about mortgages, why do real estate owners have to pay them, when no rent is coming in? And individual mortgages on their houses, where is the money when out of work.

So take it upon the Scumacrats to hijack the American Taxpayer for their own good. What they have done to America in the past three years is criminal. And today we are seeing the worst of them. Pure puke for sure for the lack of a better word. We will remember this in November. Trump will never forget what they did during the past three years and what they are attempting to do our Country today; hold us for ransom.

No way Pelosi, no way Schumer, we will fight you until the last man is standing.

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During the Black Death pandemic in the middle of the fourteenth century upwards of two hundred million people may have succumbed to the virus.

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The Black Death is thought to have originated in the dry plains of Central Asia or East Asia, where it traveled along the Silk Road, reaching Crimea by 1343. From there, it was most likely carried by fleas living on the black rats that traveled on all merchant ships, spreading throughout the Mediterranean Basin and Europe.

The Black Death is estimated to have killed 30% to 60% of Europe’s population. In total, the plague may have reduced the world population from an estimated 475 million to 350–375 million in the 14th century. It took 200 years for the world population to recover to its previous level. The plague recurred as outbreaks in Europe until the 19th century.

The plague originated in Wuhan China, a city of 11 million people. Effectively the city has been on lock down. Those confirmed cases around the world, mostly resulted in a visit to Wuhan. It remains to be seen what effect this will have on the world economies. As it is, China’s economy is in a precarious situation. A one or two percent decrease in GDP would have a grave effect on those who are put out of work.

So far over 2000 cases have been reported with over 100 deaths. Statistics say that more than 11,000 have been affected

Source: The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health of Hong KongCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
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Did the World Health Organization Lie About the Spread of Wuhan Coronavirus to Protect China?

The World Health Organization, an entity people everywhere can supposedly rely on for accuracy, gave provably false information to countries around the globe about human-to-human spread of Wuhan coronavirus in January.

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“Health officials in Taipei said they alerted the @WHO at the end of Dec. about the risk of human-to-human transmission of the new virus but said its concerns were not passed on…”

Jan 14th: WHO: “Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission” https://twitter.com/JerylBier/status/1240630513628520448 …

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Jeryl Bier@JerylBierTwo vital points in the timeline of COVID-19 (Wuhan Coronavirus as it was then):

1) @WHO quoting “Chinese authorities” on Jan 14: no “human to human transmission”

2) As late as Jan. 29: @WHO “WHO advises against the application of any restrictions of international traffic”
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To recap, at the end of December the WHO was warned by Taiwan officials that the Wuhan coronavirus was spreading through human-to-human contact. The WHO, an ally first to China — whose communist party is hostile toward Taiwan — said two weeks later there was “no evidence” this was the case. They did this by citing unreliable, dishonest, official Chinese government sources. Nearly two weeks after that, the WHO argued against restrictions on international air travel. This of course ultimately led to the devastating pandemic we are in now. 

In the time in-between the warning from Taiwan and the statement from WHO everything was fine, China destroyed samples of the virus, shut down labs, arrested doctors and welded shut buildings where victims of the disease lived. 

Adding insult to injury, WHO Director General continues to parrot Chinese Communist Party talking points about the ongoing crisis. 

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus@DrTedros

For the first time, #China has reported no domestic #COVID19 cases yesterday. This is an amazing achievement, which gives us all reassurance that the #coronavirus can be beaten. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0871pgc?at_custom4=9199B03E-69FE-11EA-A84D-99ED923C408C&at_custom1=%5Bpost+type%5D&at_custom3=BBC+World+Service&at_custom2=facebook_page&at_campaign=64&at_medium=custom7 …8,9971:45 AM – Mar 20, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy5,308 people are talking about this

Whistleblowers and residents in Wuhan are saying the claim of “zero cases” coming out of China is a lie.

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Global Times@globaltimesnews

“It’s fake! It’s fake!” shout residents of a community in #COVID19 epicenter Wuhan in a viral video on China’s social media. They have accused property management of cheating them by only appearing to provide promised necessities. Investigation is underway https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1181767.shtml …10311:34 PM – Mar 5, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy85 people are talking about this

While many are calling on China to be rightfully held accountable for hiding and spreading Wuhan coronavirus to the world, the World Health Organization also has a lot of explaining to do. And keep mind, you’re paying for all of this corruption. 

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Did the World Health Organization Lie About the Spread of Wuhan Coronavirus to Protect China?

The World Health Organization, an entity people everywhere can supposedly rely on for accuracy, gave provably false information to countries around the globe about human-to-human spread of Wuhan coronavirus in January.

Jeryl Bier@JerylBier

“Health officials in Taipei said they alerted the @WHO at the end of Dec. about the risk of human-to-human transmission of the new virus but said its concerns were not passed on…”

Jan 14th: WHO: “Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission” https://twitter.com/JerylBier/status/1240630513628520448 …

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Jeryl Bier@JerylBierTwo vital points in the timeline of COVID-19 (Wuhan Coronavirus as it was then):

1) @WHO quoting “Chinese authorities” on Jan 14: no “human to human transmission”

2) As late as Jan. 29: @WHO “WHO advises against the application of any restrictions of international traffic”
4769:31 AM – Mar 20, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy393 people are talking about this

To recap, at the end of December the WHO was warned by Taiwan officials that the Wuhan coronavirus was spreading through human-to-human contact. The WHO, an ally first to China — whose communist party is hostile toward Taiwan — said two weeks later there was “no evidence” this was the case. They did this by citing unreliable, dishonest, official Chinese government sources. Nearly two weeks after that, the WHO argued against restrictions on international air travel. This of course ultimately led to the devastating pandemic we are in now. 

In the time in-between the warning from Taiwan and the statement from WHO everything was fine, China destroyed samples of the virus, shut down labs, arrested doctors and welded shut buildings where victims of the disease lived. 

Morgan Ortagus@statedeptspox

By Jan. 3, Chinese authorities had already ordered #COVID19 virus samples destroyed, silenced Wuhan doctors, and censored public concerns online. @SpokespersonCHN is right: This is a timeline the world must absolutely scrutinize.

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Adding insult to injury, WHO Director General continues to parrot Chinese Communist Party talking points about the ongoing crisis. 

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus@DrTedros

For the first time, #China has reported no domestic #COVID19 cases yesterday. This is an amazing achievement, which gives us all reassurance that the #coronavirus can be beaten. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0871pgc?at_custom4=9199B03E-69FE-11EA-A84D-99ED923C408C&at_custom1=%5Bpost+type%5D&at_custom3=BBC+World+Service&at_custom2=facebook_page&at_campaign=64&at_medium=custom7 …8,9971:45 AM – Mar 20, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy5,308 people are talking about this

Whistleblowers and residents in Wuhan are saying the claim of “zero cases” coming out of China is a lie.

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Global Times@globaltimesnews

“It’s fake! It’s fake!” shout residents of a community in #COVID19 epicenter Wuhan in a viral video on China’s social media. They have accused property management of cheating them by only appearing to provide promised necessities. Investigation is underway https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1181767.shtml …10311:34 PM – Mar 5, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy85 people are talking about this

While many are calling on China to be rightfully held accountable for hiding and spreading Wuhan coronavirus to the world, the World Health Organization also has a lot of explaining to do. And keep mind, you’re paying for all of this corruption.