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The World Health Organisation's appeasement of China has made another pandemic more likely


My article for The Telegraph:It is a year ago last week since the World Health Organisation conceded, belatedly, that a pandemic was under way.

The organisation’s decisions in early 2020 were undoubtedly influenced by the Chinese government. On 14 January, to widespread surprise, the WHO was still echoing China’s assurance that there was no evidence of person-to-person spread: “it is very clear right now that we have no sustained human-to-human transmission,” said an official that day.

Within days even China conceded this was wrong.Later that month the WHO director-general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said his admiration for China’s speed in detecting the virus and sharing information was “beyond words”, adding “so is China's commitment.

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