In another report that proves Trump was right, WHO officials reportedly vented in private about the secrecy of China surrounding the virus while publically lauding the regime.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
The World Health Organization praised the Chinese government’s early response to the coronavirus even as WHO officials privately expressed frustration about China’s refusal to hand over life-saving data, according to a new report.
The WHO has remained a steadfast cheerleader of the Chinese regime since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, commending its “openness to sharing information” with global health authorities and other countries as early as January 28. But the Associated Press found that WHO officials were frustrated by the Chinese government’s refusal to share genome data dating back to the first days of the outbreak. The delayed release of such data set back the global response to the deadly disease by weeks. The disease has now infected more than 6 million people worldwide.
“We’re going on very minimal information,” said American epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO technical lead for the pandemic, in one internal meeting. “It’s clearly not enough for you to do proper planning.”
Multiple Chinese researchers figured out the full genome of the virus as early as January 2, but the Chinese government kept the WHO in the dark about it, according to the report. The genome data was made public only on January 11, when a Shanghai-based research lab published it without official approval.
President Trump recently announced that the United States would no longer fund the organization.