World Health Organization: Bad guy or fall guy?
"Potholer54" is a (former?) science writer and has done a real good job in fact checking a lot of the nonsense that makes the rounds on the internet.
I am only interested in the science and the facts, and that means checking original documents, e-mails, reports and statements to see if they match the claims. In this video I show which claims stack up and which have been fabricated. Sources were too long to fit into the video description, so I've pinned them in the comments section. DONATIONS: If you'd like to support this channel, please don't send money to me. My videos are free and my channel isn't monetized, so if you'd like to donate and encourage me to spend the time and effort it takes to check all this information, please send money to a charity I endorse, listed in the video description. Thanks. The charity I strongly endorse is called Health in Harmony. It funds a hospital in Borneo that provides affordable health care to villages on the edge of a national park in return for a pledge not to cut down trees. The pledges are monitored, and the result has been a dramatic decrease in deforestation rates and an increase in the health of the local population. Thanks to your generous contributions, the founders are spreading the idea to other countries, like Madagascar. See https://psmag.com/social-justice/save-the-trees-well-save-your-life-46121 for an explanation of their work. You can make a donation by bank transfer here… https://healthinharmony.org/donate/
SOURCES CONTINUED FROM PINNED COMMENT:
WHO Director-General's statement on the advice of the IHR Emergency Committee on Novel Coronavirus
Wuhan mayor admits 'withholding' information about outbreak, scientists fear 100,000 have already been infected
AP report on recordings of frustration at WHO
WHO Jan 12 statement
"Chinese researchers reveal draft genome of virus implicated in Wuhan pneumonia outbreak"
Novel 2019 coronavirus genome
WHO travel advice Jan 12
"430,000 People Have Traveled From China to U.S. Since Coronavirus Surfaced"
Feb 29 WHO advice on travel: #1 #2
Seasonal flu R-rate: "Modeling influenza epidemics and pandemics: insights into the future of swine flu (H1N1)" -- Coburn et al. That evidence was available to tedros at the time of his speech, so his statement was incorrect.
"Advances on presymptomatic or asymptomatic carrier transmission of COVID-19" -- Gao et al. 6 March 2020
"Presumed Asymptomatic Carrier Transmission of COVID-19" Yan Bai et al.
"Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus is ‘very rare,’ WHO says" - Jun 8 press conference by Kerkhove.
"WHO walks back comments on asymptomatic coronavirus spread, says much is still unknown" -- Jun 9 press conference by Kerkhove.
"WHO official clarifies position on asymptomatic COVID-19 spread"
Study on asymptomatic spread
"COVID-19: in the footsteps of Ernest Shackleton" Ing et al., 27 May 2020
"Advice on the use of masks the community, during home care and in health care settings in the context of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak - Interim guidance"
W.H.O. 29 January 2020 Problems of Taiwan joining the WHO as a sovereign country