One of the few news items to immediately brighten my day in these trying times crossed my virtual desk this morning.

US President Donald Trump has threatened to defund the World Health Organisation after the “China centric” body failed to support early travel bans which could have saved tens of thousands of lives.

Mr Trump called for an investigation into the body which has been widely condemned for praising China’s response to the coronavirus despite the fact the country covered up hundreds of cases in 2019.

The totalitarian regime also locked up doctors who issued early warnings of the coronavirus and continues to lie about case and death figures

As many writers, including here at The BFD, have (perhaps wishfully) predicted, the Xi Plague could drive a backlash against globalism. The globalists’ beloved open borders were shuttered with astonishing haste. More to the point, citizens around the world turned, not to unelected trans-nationals, but to their national governments. The world has suddenly rediscovered the importance of nationalism.

Meanwhile, the globalists have been missing in action at best – at worst, conspicuously complicit in China’s crimes which have driven this pandemic.

The coronavirus 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.

On March 11, the WHO belatedly renamed the disease a pandemic. By this time it had spread to more than 100 countries.

Like most globalist institutions, the WHO is little more than a bloated parasite funding the luxurious lifestyles of elite bureaucrats.

It has changed from an organisation that copes with health emergencies to one preoccupied with gender equality, human rights and sustainable development. Its latest budget has increased while its allocation to polio eradication has declined.

In 2009, the New England Journal of Medicine reported on the WHO’s response to the H1N1 swine flu pandemic. Its sole contribution was to (again belatedly) declare a pandemic.

In the African Ebola outbreak in 2014-16, the WHO again was slow to respond[…]

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has again shown the WHO to be incapable of fulfilling its role as leader of medical management of worldwide outbreaks; its contribution has been to give outdated statistics and, far too late, proclaim a pandemic.

Worse, under the directorship of the Chinese-backed, Communist-sympathising Tedros Ghebreyesus, the WHO has become little more than Beijing’s bootlicker.

The WHO has conspicuously failed to call out China for its early concealment of the epidemic, while praising it for its subsequent authoritarian control; it has perversely praised the country for its transparency.

In January, when the WHO travel advice was ­issued, China was already engaged in a cover-up, including imprisonment of doctors who had tried to notify overseas authorities. The WHO even desig­nated the virus COVID-19 to remove any connection with its Chinese source. The refusal of the organisation, like its parent the UN, to recognise the existence of Taiwan is ­another example of political ­expediency.

Defunding and dismantling the WHO should be the first step in kicking the whole stinking corpse of the useless, globalist plaything, the UN, into the ditch of history’s failures.

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