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July 1, 2020

World hostage

Filed under: Cartoons, Drugs, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 13:51



  1. Should have included WHO . I’m sorry but this organization effed up much earlier than the US. More than a hundred countries are now investigating WHO. We should check out the other side of the news. The world should know what’s happening in other parts of the world. In fact, what’s happening now would have more impact on the world than Trump’s incompetency.


    Comment by renxkyoko — July 2, 2020 @ 01:06

    • Hello renxkyoko. People need to understand the rules in place for the WHO. They do not have the authority to do what many people claim they should have. They can only go into a country if invited. They can not independently act in a country on anything. WHO can only advise and assist. They disseminated the information they had as early as possible, despite China not wanting to release it in that manner. They not only warned all the countries early and completely with what was known, but they developed working tests and procedures to combat the Covid 19 virus. Some countries block the WHO from operating in their country, such as the US. The WHO is not a political body despite tRump trying to force them to be. By the way, the US only provided 14% of the WHO funding and we are still involved with the organization. You are correct the US should look at what is happening with the virus response in other countries, as most of the developed countries managed to stay in lock down and keep their economies going and are now safely opening up. The rates of new cases in Europe are around 4000, while new cases in the US are over 50,000 a day. Plus in those countries the health systems are not in danger where in the US they are. So as far as the WHO being bad for the world, no their advise was very helpful, their tests worked, and the countries are better for working with them. As for the US tRump’s incompetence and delusions have really screwed the country and will now cost a lot more lives and further damage to the economy. Hugs


      Comment by Scottie — July 4, 2020 @ 08:19

      • We are on the same side of the spectrum, but as far as WHO is concerned, I’m afraid so many people have been blindsided . Even before Trump’s Covid fiasco, I’d already noted WHO was giving out false narrative regarding the virus. They blatantly echoed China’s narative. I was eagerly checking out the news early on because my mother, sister and I were scheduled to go on vacation in the Philippines in February. ( We went on schedule, came back to the US, sans virus, thank goodness.) The head of WHO, that guy, had been giving out wrong news about the virus, even telling the rest of the world it wasn’t necessary to stop flights going to China and ban flights coming from China. I clearly remember that. Unfortunately, Trump was the first person to call WHO on that., like the proverbial pot calling the kettle black. He simply doesn’t have the moral authority, but it doesn’t mean his government was totally wrong. Furthermore, American media should also be aware of what’s going on around the world. Currently, what’s going on will have more impact on the US and on the rest of the world. Do you know what China is doing in Asia ? I’m American but I was born in the Philippines, that’s why I pay so much attention on what’s going on there. Like the grabbing of Philippine territorial waters on South China Sea ( now called West Philippine Sea,) … the same is happening in India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan,and yes, North Korea. And of course, HongKong.

        This is also the reason why we want to know Biden;s stance on China’s aggression . China wants the territorial seas of these countries mentioned above. A few months ago, A Chinese boat sunk a Filipino fisherman’s boat, vacuumed WEst Philippine Sea of endangered giant clams, a Chinese fishing boat was caught on Philippine territory with hundreds of turtles on their ships, some of which were hundred years old, ( near Turtle Island in the Philippines, a protected area ) … then 2 weeks ago, a Chinese boat sunk a Filipino fishing boat with 40 fishermen, and presumed to have drowned. Then some Chinese naval boats were seen on Tabittaha Reef , a Philippine territory, Tabittaha Reef is the most protected site ( by UN) in the world. I’m sure they want to vacuum that area , too… Not to mention the slaughter of thousands of elephants for their tusks, taking advantage of poverty of people of Africa. . They do love their ivory ., and playing with mahjong tiles made of ivory. Google Tabittaha Reef in the Philippines.

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        Comment by renxkyoko — July 5, 2020 @ 06:09

        • WOW! This information is mind-boggling. Of course few know about these things state-side since few read the “lesser” stories and instead focus on “the headlines.” That’s assuming there are U.S. news sources even reporting on such events!

          Actually, there is probably a great deal going on in the world that the average U.S. citizen is unaware of … !

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          Comment by Nan — July 5, 2020 @ 12:27

        • Hello renxkyoko. As I said before the WHO can only accept the information they are given until they have the virus material to study. They updated their information as soon as they got it, and China did release the DNA information of the Covid-19 virus. To blame the WHO for the initial misinformation that China gave them is to put the blame on the wrong organization. Here is a great timeline that shows how the WHO disseminated the information they had as soon as they had it and how they worked with over governments. None of this was done in secret.

          31 Dec 2019
          WHO’s Country Office in the People’s Republic of China picked up a media statement by the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission from their website on cases of ‘viral pneumonia’ in Wuhan, People’s Republic of China.

          The Country Office notified the International Health Regulations (IHR) focal point in the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office about the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission media statement of the cases and provided a translation of it.

          WHO’s Epidemic Intelligence from Open Sources (EIOS) platform also picked up a media report on ProMED (a programme of the International Society for Infectious Diseases) about the same cluster of cases of “pneumonia of unknown cause”, in Wuhan.

          Several health authorities from around the world contacted WHO seeking additional information.

          1 January 2020
          WHO requested information on the reported cluster of atypical pneumonia cases in Wuhan from the Chinese authorities.

          WHO activated its Incident Management Support Team (IMST), as part of its emergency response framework, which ensures coordination of activities and response across the three levels of WHO (Headquarters, Regional, Country) for public health emergencies.

          2 January 2020
          The WHO Representative in China wrote to the National Health Commission, offering WHO support and repeating the request for further information on the cluster of cases.

          WHO informed Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) partners about the cluster of pneumonia cases in the People’s Republic of China. GOARN partners include major public health agencies, laboratories, sister UN agencies, international organizations and NGOs.

          3 January 2020
          Chinese officials provided information to WHO on the cluster of cases of ‘viral pneumonia of unknown cause’ identified in Wuhan.

          4 January 2020
          WHO tweeted that there was a cluster of pneumonia cases – with no deaths – in Wuhan, Hubei province, People’s Republic of China, and that investigations to identify the cause were underway.

          5 January 2020
          WHO shared detailed information about a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause through the IHR (2005) Event Information System, which is accessible to all Member States. The event notice provided information on the cases and advised Member States to take precautions to reduce the risk of acute respiratory infections.

          WHO also issued its first Disease Outbreak News report. This is a public, web-based platform for the publication of technical information addressed to the scientific and public health communities, as well as global media. The report contained information about the number of cases and their clinical status; details about the Wuhan national authority’s response measures; and WHO’s risk assessment and advice on public health measures. It advised that “WHO’s recommendations on public health measures and surveillance of influenza and severe acute respiratory infections still apply”.

          9 January 2020
          WHO reported that Chinese authorities have determined that the outbreak is caused by a novel coronavirus.

          WHO convened the first of many teleconferences with global expert networks, beginning with the Clinical Network.

          10 January 2020
          The Global Coordination Mechanism for Research and Development to prevent and respond to epidemics held its first teleconference on the novel coronavirus, as did the Scientific Advisory Group of the research and development (R&D) Blueprint, a global strategy and preparedness plan that allows the rapid activation of research and development activities during epidemics.

          The Director-General spoke with the Head of the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China. He also had a call to share information with the Director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

          The Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Infectious Hazards (STAG-IH) held its first meeting on the novel coronavirus outbreak.
          10-12 January 2020
          WHO published a comprehensive package of guidance documents for countries, covering topics related to the management of an outbreak of a new disease:

          Infection prevention and control
          Laboratory testing
          National capacities review tool
          Risk communication and community engagement
          Disease Commodity Package (v1)
          Disease Commodity Package (v2)
          Travel advice
          Clinical management
          Surveillance case definitions

          11 January 2020
          WHO tweeted that it had received the genetic sequences for the novel coronavirus from the People’s Republic of China and expected these to soon be made publicly available.
          Chinese media reported the first death from the novel coronavirus.

          12 January 2020
          WHO convened the first teleconference with the diagnostics and laboratories global expert network.

          This is just the first 12 days. The timeline goes on until June 26th. Also remember the WHO has not independent authority in a host country, they must rely on the information initially given.

          However remember the Europeans acted on the WHO news much sooner than the US, they followed the WHO advice, they have had a much better response and recovery. How could that be if the WHO was lying about everything?

          As for China down playing the outbreak and the results, that is the initial response of many countries especially authoritarian ones. The US did it from the beginning and US states are right now reporting incorrect and misleading numbers of cases and the effect of it on the healthcare systems. I find it hard to admit but you have to put the US in the same category as Iran and North Korea on this one, along with others that are doing the same. My understanding is president Rodrigo Duterte is and has been doing the same thing. Look at Brazil and the total denial and chaos there.

          As for China’s aggression and claiming territory that historically and currently doesn’t belong to them the Obama administration pushed back hard on China, often sending Navy vessels into areas China was trying to claim, and if a single ship was pushed out, the Obama administration would send a task force of ships. Unfortunately tRump has dropped that stance in favor of trying to get a better trade deal to further his reflection plans. tRump simply doesn’t care about anything not related to him, and it doesn’t bother him if China wants to claim others rightful territory. Just like it doesn’t bother him about China cracking down on and taking complete control over Hong Kong. Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — July 6, 2020 @ 08:07

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