Is it world health organization or it is Chinese health organization? The questions against world health organizations have raised many times since this pandemic has erupted as global distress. Japan criticized the intention and competence of WHO and called the organization Chinese health organization instead of the world health organization. This criticism and allegation on WHO is not baseless, actually right from the beginning of the Corona outbreak WHO approach was very negative. Today when covid-19, pandemic has stretched and dispersed in every part of the globe then it is not only the chins who should be blamed. The world health organization is also equally responsible for thousands of innocent deaths.
As it happened.
1. 17 November 2019 – China found the first case of coronavirus.
2. According to a report in the Guardian and some confidential document, china informed the WHO about the outbreak on 21 November 2019?
3. Till 21 November 2019 china had around 60 positive coronavirus cases.
4. 20 January 2002, china officially accepted the fact that covid-19 is the potential for human to human transmission.
5. 2o January 2020 to 23 January around 5 million people left Wuhan.
6. WHO didn’t issue any notification even after knowing possible human to human transmission of the virus?
7. WHO officially declared coronavirus as global pandemic but it was too little, too late? Till the time WHO considered the outbreak worth considering a pandemic, it had already spread in 114 countries with more than 118,000 positive cases.
8. Because of the important data, the exact numbers of positive cases and much other crucial information was intentionally, unintentionally not declared very late, because of which European countries didn’t take necessary measures on time.
9. The late declaration of coronavirus as a global pandemic Is the also reason for thousands of fatalities.
Let’s look at the chronology of the entire events from the WHO’S point of view, by the tweets and announcements.
31 December 2019 – At the close of2019, the WHO china country office was informed of pneumonia of unknown cause, detected in the city of Wuhan in Hubei province, china. The local authorities informed the WHO that some patients were operating dealers or vendors in the Wuhan seafood and meat market.
4th January 2020 – Who announced it would work and make efforts to track the situation.
5th January 2020 – WHO published the risk management, assessment report and the status of Wuhan.
10th January 2020 – Developed with reference to other coronaviruses, such as SARS and MERS, WHO issued a tool for countries to check their ability to detect and respond to a novel coronavirus.
This information is to help with identifying main gaps, assessing risks and planning for additional investigations, response and control actions.
12th January 2020 – According to WHO, China shares the genetic sequence of the novel coronavirus, which will be very important for other countries as they develop specific diagnostic kits.
13th January 2020 – Officials confirmed a case of the novel coronavirus in Thailand. It was not unexpected that cases of the novel coronavirus would emerge outside of China and reinforces why WHO calls for active monitoring and preparedness in other countries.
On 13 January 2020, the 🇹🇭#Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health @pr_moph reported the first imported case of lab-confirmed novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from #Wuhan, #China🇨🇳 https://t.co/Wr6VZTnCj2 pic.twitter.com/U7Njua8gvr— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 14, 2020
23 January 2020 – On 22-23 January, the WHO Director-General convened the Emergency Committee to consider the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China, with cases also reported in the Republic of Korea, Japan, Thailand and Singapore.
Several Committee members considered it still too early to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), given its restrictive and binary nature. Among other recommendations, the Committee advised that it be recalled in approximately 10 days.
28 January 2020 – WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus met with China’s President Xi Jinping in Beijing about the coronavirus outbreak.
Dr Tedros was joined by WHO Regional Director Dr Takeshi Kasai and Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme Dr Mike Ryan, and also met State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi and Minister of Health Ma Xiaowei.
The discussions focused on continued collaboration on containment measures in Wuhan, public health measures in other cities and provinces, conducting further studies on the severity and transmissibility of the virus, continuing to share data, and for China to share biological material with WHO. These measures will advance scientific understanding of the virus and contribute to the development of medical countermeasures such as vaccines and treatments.
The two sides agreed that WHO would send international experts to visit China as soon as possible to work with Chinese counterparts on increasing understanding of the outbreak to guide global response efforts.
Today I met with Xi Jinping, President of #China, in Beijing to discuss next steps in battle against the new #coronavirus outbreak. @WHO appreciates the seriousness with which 🇨🇳 is taking this outbreak & the transparency authorities have demonstrated. https://t.co/WGadkXEpP5 pic.twitter.com/dqVMBXKXrM— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) January 28, 2020
30 January 2020 – WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared the 2019-nCoV outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, following a second meeting of the Emergency Committee convened under the International Health Regulations. Acknowledging that cases have been reported in five WHO regions in one month, the Committee noted that early detection, isolating and treating cases, contact tracing and social distancing measures – in line with the level of risk – can all work to interrupt virus spread.
11 February 2020 – Guidelines mandated that the name of the disease could not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people. It also needed to relate to the disease and be pronounceable. This choice will help guard against the use of other names that might be inaccurate or stigmatizing.
"On Thursday I will travel to Kinshasa, #DRC for meetings with the President and other senior ministers to look beyond #Ebola, and sketch out ways to strengthen DRC’s health system"-@DrTedros #HealthForAll— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) February 11, 2020
15 February 2020 – WHO Director-General calls for solidarity at Munich Security Conference
“We must be guided by solidarity, not stigma. The greatest enemy we face is not the virus itself; it’s the stigma that turns us against each other. We must stop stigma and hate.”
WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called on the international community to use the window of opportunity to prepare for COVID-19 at the Munich Security Conference, a leading global forum on preeminent crises and future security challenges.
"We are encouraged that the steps #China has taken to contain the outbreak at its source appear to have bought the world time – even though those steps have come at greater cost to China itself," says @DrTedros in his update on #COVID19 at #MSC2020. @WHO #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/tThddMnxkj— Munich Security Conference (@MunSecConf) February 15, 2020
25 February 2020 – WHO-China joint mission shares findings and recommendations
The team of 25 international and Chinese experts travelled to several different provinces, with a small group going to Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak.
Among the team’s findings was that the epidemic peaked and plateaued between the 23rd of January and the 2nd of February, and has been declining steadily since then. The team also estimates that the measures taken in China have averted a significant number of cases.
In a press conference in Geneva on Tuesday 25 February, Dr Bruce Aylward, the mission’s lead, reported back on what China has done, its impact and implications.
4 March 2020 – WHO considered the outbreak as unprecedented. “This is unprecedented”
Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s the technical lead for COVID-19, outlines the wealth of knowledge generated about this new disease in just eight weeks. though they considered this unprecedented even though WHO did not announce corona as a global pandemic.
We are eight weeks into this #COVID19 outbreak: yet we have identified the virus, we have the genetic sequence, PCR & serological assay in use. This wealth of knowledge is unprecedented for a new disease.#coronavirus pic.twitter.com/dNAlepnEek— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 5, 2020
5 March 2020 – Launch of Be Ready campaign
WHO launches a new social media campaign called Be Ready for COVID-19, which urges people to be safe, smart and kind.’ Be Ready’ was launched because everyone can prepare for COVID-19, including individuals, governments and businesses. We’re calling on people to Be Safe by remembering tried & tested public health measures, like regular hand washing & staying at least 1 metre (3 feet) from anyone coughing or sneezing. These ordinary measures are extraordinarily effective at fighting COVID-19. We’re asking people to Be Smart about COVID-19 by rejecting rumours & taking care to only share information from trusted sources. Everyone should keep informed about what is happening in their area and follow the recommendations of local authorities. We’re reminding people to Be Kind through addressing stigma and looking out for one another – especially the most vulnerable and those in isolation. Compassion can combat #COVID19. Below is a tweet from footballer Paul Pogba getting involved with the campaign.
11 March 2020 – WHO finally characterizes COVID-19 as a pandemic
Speaking at the COVID-19 media briefing, the WHO Director-General said: “WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction. We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic. Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, leading to unnecessary suffering and death. Describing the situation as a pandemic does not change WHO’s assessment of the threat posed by this virus. It doesn’t change what WHO is doing, and it doesn’t change what countries should do. We have never before seen a pandemic sparked by a coronavirus. This is the first pandemic caused by a coronavirus. And we have never before seen a pandemic that can be controlled, at the same time.”
Above listed sequence of events in detail is enough to understand that world health organization reaction and preemptive actions were too little coming too late which has led the world today in this pandemic distress and lockdown. The initial approach display that they did not take the outbreak seriously initially otherwise the outbreak could have prevented on time.
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