The World Health Organisation – missing in action
Dr Graham Pinn, retired consultant physician and tropical medicine specialist, writes that the coronavirus crisis has shone the spotlight on the World Health Organisation.
‘On January 10, it stated “there are no specific health measures for travellers to and from Wuhan, China”.’
‘Two days later, the WHO cited Chinese authorities, saying it was “reassured of the quality of the ongoing investigations and the response measures (as well as) the commitment to share information”. There was “no clear evidence of human to human transmission”.’
‘Yet evidence of Beijing’s suppression of vital early warnings about the outbreak quickly emerged.’