House Committee Finds WHO Complicit In Chinese Coronavirus Coverup: “The Pandemic Could Have Been Avoided”


A new report from the House Foreign Affairs Committee alleges that China violated the International Health Regulations of the World Health Organization in the earliest days of the novel coronavirus outbreak and that the WHO was complicit in the massive coverup.

The report, obtained by the National Review, recommends that WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus be ousted for his “full-throated defense of the [Communist Chinese Party’s] response and embrace of their revisionist history,” and calls for an international investigation into the CCP’s failure to mitigate the spread of the disease.

“It is highly likely the ongoing pandemic could have been prevented,” the 50-page report says. “As such, it is incumbent upon the United States and likeminded W.H.O Member States to ensure the accountability and reforms necessary to prevent the CCP’s malfeasance from giving rise to a third pandemic during the 21st century.”

“In sum, as early as mid-December, and no later than December 27th, the CCP had enough information to assess it was legally obligated to inform the WHO that the outbreak in Wuhan was an event ‘that may constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern,'” the report goes on. “Had the CCP not been committed to covering up the outbreak, it would have answered YES to all four of the criteria and notified the WHO The CCP failed to do so.”

The report notes comments by Dr. Michael Ryan, the WHO’s executive director of its Health Emergencies Program, who stated that the organization learned about the disease through “open-source platform partners PRO-MED,” not the Chinese government. It also cites Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s COVID-19 Technical Lead, who said on back in April that the first notification the health organization received about the virus included support for human-to-human transmission.

“It is hard to reconcile the W.H.O’s own Technical Lead saying that on December 31st she knew that ‘of course’ human-to-human transmission could be occurring with the W.H.O’s January 13th statement that ‘there has been no suggestion of human-to-human transmission,'” the report said. “Either the W.H.O willfully ignored their experts, or they deferred to CCP pressure.”

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