The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to flounder and lose what little credibility it has left. It’s been under fire for the handling of the coronavirus pandemic and for helping China cover up the outbreak originally. China delayed reporting the outbreak and by doing so, helped cause the spread and subsequent lock downs worldwide. WHO also agreed with China as late as mid-January, and said that the virus could not be spread between humans.
Most recently, WHO stumbled when it released a statement saying that masks did not significantly stop the spread of the virus. The very next day, they changed their position again and said that they hadn’t changed from their original position on wearing masks.
And now WHO has gone back and changed its explanation of how it found out about the virus, which originated in Wuhan, China. It had said that Chinese authorities alerted them to the outbreak but WHO has changed its story, and now says that staff at its offices in China found out through internet reports.
So which is it? Was China forthcoming and cooperative or did they not even tell the World Health Organization there was an outbreak? We don’t know. We probably won’t ever know, because the World Health Organization changes what it says routinely. How are we ever to trust its competence and know that our money is well spent?