As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases explodes across Africa, the creeping involvement of the WHO has made some leaders suspicious of the NGO. Tanzanian President John Magufuli was growing suspicious of the organization, so he reportedly decided to investigate whether the organization was as trustworthy and reliable as it claimed to be.
He played what the local press described as “a trick” on the organization: He sent the WHO samples of a goat, a papaya and a quail for testing.
All three samples reportedly tested positive. When the president heard the news, he reportedly confronted the WHO, then kicked the organization out of the country. Though, to be sure, the WHO has yet to comment on the situation.
That would suggest one of two conclusions: either the strain of SARS-CoV-2 running amok in Tanzania is much, much more infectious than scientists understand, or the WHO has been reporting incorrect results either on purpose (as an attempt to bolster its credibility in the face of President Trump’s attacks) or via error (yet another indication that the WHO truly is “badly brokem” – as Vox described it back in 2015).
Most rational people would probably accept the latter scenario as the most accurate one.
Of course, Magufuli has garnered plenty of controversy himself over the past few weeks. He recently requested stockpiles of an ‘herbal tea’ that has been falsely branded as a COVID-19 cure, and has launched investigations impacting domestic labs and even frontline medical workers as he’s claimed the number of positive tests in his country is too high. The reality is that Tanzania doesn’t have much of a outbreak: It has recorded only 503 cases and 21 deaths. Though its mortality rate of 4% would suggest that the true number of cases likely numbers in the thousands.
Following the results, Magufuli fired the head of Tanzania’s national lab, sparking a political firestorm. Of course, though Magufuli has been criticized for trying to play down the impact of the virus, the government has so far refused to answer questions about where its test kits were manufactured, as Al Jazeera points out. On Thursday, the head of the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention rejected claims of faulty tests by Tanzania’s president.
The unreliability of COVID-19 tests manufactured in China has been a major problem for the US, and for Europe, as countries and states have been forced to discard PPE purchased in China – often after purchasing it at inflated prices – because only one-third of the masks actually work, and many of the tests have been found to produce positive and negative results more or less at random.
But we’d love to hear Bill Gates regale us with “data-based arguments” about why the WHO is indispensable to the international effort to combat the coronavirus.
Finally; another Leader who has had enough of the WHO and it’s lying; deceitful ways.
Thank you President Magufuli!!!
The United States is finally realizing you can’t buy love, friendship, and loyalty. It is time to reevaluate what our money to all foreign countries gets us. They take our money then kick us in the teeth. $450 million to WHO is a waste of our tax dollars. If Bill Gates wants to support them, let him out of his own pocket.
Bill Gates is a shill for whoever will say nice things about him. Gates should be relegated to the trash heap of history and totally ignored henceforth..
How is a guy like Gates who has no medical training or anything except a lot of money qualified to even suggest mandatory vaccines and all the other bullshit he has been laughing about. He is a major funding part of the Wuhan lab and Fauci research. If he wants me to take one of his vaccines let him come and give it to me himself.
I am all for President Trump to send the WHO money directly to countries in need and leave the WHO out of the loop. These globalist just want us to fall in line so they can get all our money, all our inventions, all our ideas while they sit back and do nothing. Some of these peoples ancestors have been around before the birth of Christ but still live in homes without glass windows or aircondioning. If the world had waited for them to invent anything we would still be waiting. They have gotten everything from us. The young nation that taught the rest of the world everything. The steam engine, the automobile, the assembly line. What were all these tribes doing for thousands of years?
It my tax dollars that go to WHO or The uniter Nation should be stop. They are ran by a bunch of hated people who hate our country. No let keep or taxes dollars at home and help the American people our people the he’ll With the rest of the world. Keep our Republic and throw the Democratic party and the fake news under the bus. This country is to be what the founding father wanted not a bunch of lying people in Washington and it government by the people for the people the he’ll With Washington
F__K the WHO, the UN, And Bill Gates!! No more Dollars to the UN and the WHO!! THEY’RE AS CORRUPT AS THE DEMONCRACKHEADS!!! Gates I got a Vaccine for you and that bitch wife of yours. It comes in a Full Metal Jacket and is quite painless and it won’t cost you a Cent!!
Gates should stick to his business. He developed a software program which made him a billionaire, but other than the price of the software, it was crap. Now, we are supposed to listen to him as he pushes for vaccines which actually reduce the world’s population (I thought the purpose for vaccines was to extend the lives of recipients, but his thinking probably has a bunch to do with the quality of his software). He is a One World Order enthusiast and most of these nut cases hope to create a world where a group of elites (the really smart people) govern and make the rules and the balance of the population serve as slaves, producing huge benefits for the elites and subsistence benefits for the rest of us. I read 1984, and I want no part of it.
I don’t agree that your “rational people” would think the WHO is broken. It might be broken but it is also corrupt,deceitful, lying . What kind of health organization(leadership) would help China cover-up this virus for well over a month and allow it to spread globally and infect every country on this planet ????? That is not just broken — that is pure corruption. I have suggested someone better check the bank account(s) of Tedros as he decided to partner with China in the spread of this pandemic.