WHO characterizes COVID-19 as a pandemic


Speaking at the daily COVID-19 media briefing from WHO HQ on 11 March 2020, Dr Tedros, WHO Director-General said:
“WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction.We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, leading to unnecessary suffering and death.Describing the situation as a pandemic does not change WHO’s assessment of the threat posed by this virus. It doesn’t change what WHO is doing, and it doesn’t change what countries should do. We have never before seen a pandemic sparked by a coronavirus. This is the first pandemic caused by a coronavirus. And we have never before seen a pandemic that can be controlled, at the same time.”



  1. WHO, tell us, is Coronavirus the new russian "Novichok agent" for the whole World? Tell us the truth. You did take the Hippocratic oath!

  2. WHO = Wu Han Organization

    Tedros should be held accountable for recklessly managing this deadly pandemic. Tedros apparently turned a blind eye to what happened in Wuhan and the rest of China and, after meeting with Xi in January, has helped China to play down the severity, prevalence and scope of the COVID-19 outbreak.

    From the outset, Tedros has defended China despite its gross mismanagement of the highly contagious disease. As the number of cases and the death toll soared, the WHO took months to declare the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, even though it had met the criteria of transmission between people, high fatality rates and worldwide spread.

    When President Trump took a critical step to stop the coronavirus at U.S. borders by issuing a travel ban as early as Jan. 31, Tedros said widespread travel bans and restrictions were not needed to stop the outbreak and could “have the effect of increasing fear and stigma, with little public health benefit.” He warned that interfering with transportation and trade could harm efforts to address the crisis, and advised other countries not to follow the U.S. lead.

    When he should have been focusing on global counter-pandemic efforts, Tedros instead was politicizing the crisis and helping Xi to shirk his responsibility for a series of wrongdoings in addressing the outbreak. Tedros used the WHO platform to defend the Chinese government’s gross violation of human rights. For example, from its first case discovered in November to its Wuhan lockdown, and even until today, China has been dishonest about the coronavirus’s origin and prevalence. People who tried to uncover it were detained or disappeared, their online reports and posts deleted. China has misinformed and misled the world, and Tedros joined this effort by publicly praising China’s “transparency” in battling the spread of the disease.

    When Xi ordered Chinese health officials to speed up the development of drugs by using “integrated Chinese traditional herbal medicine and Western medicine,” the WHO’s official publication, “Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19),” made a subtle change. Chinese netizens found a discrepancy between the Chinese and English versions of a list of measures deemed ineffective against COVID-19. The English version listed four items — smoking, wearing multiple masks, taking antibiotics, and traditional herbal remedies. The fourth item was not included in the Chinese version. (Today the English version also has deleted that item.)

    China recently pledged $20 million to help the WHO fight the COVID-19 outbreak, for which Tedros thanked Xi. But we note China’s connections to Tedros’s homeland of Ethiopia, now called East Africa’s “Little China” because it has become China’s bridgehead to influence Africa and a key to China’s Belt and Road initiative there. Indeed, China has invested heavily in Ethiopia.

    Tedros was elected to his position with the WHO in 2017, despite the fact that he was not trained as a medical doctor and had no global health management experience. A former minister of health and minister of foreign affairs for Ethiopia, Tedros is an executive member of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) political party, which came to power through a struggle in 1991 and has been listed as a perpetrator in the Global Terrorism Database. After he became the WHO’s chief, critics questioned Tedros’s attempt to appoint then-Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe as a WHO goodwill ambassador.

    The coronavirus pandemic has shown that Tedros is not fit to lead the WHO. Because of his leadership, the world may have missed a critical window to halt the pandemic or mitigate its virulence. The world is now battling rising infections and many countries have imposed restrictions. As leader of the WHO, Tedros should be held accountable for his role in mismanaging efforts to control the spread of the virus.

  3. I believe there is no outbreak of a virus, their calling the common cold, which is a flu, that people in their lives endure at one stage which can turn into pneumonia if you do not look after yourself, its a flu that can be overcome by just simply staying home and making you lemon and honey drinks, they do what you would normally do. But the World Health Organisation is claiming it to be a pandemic, whereeverer they got their reports from about people dying in certain countries I find that hard to swallow. Because like I said earlier these freaks are trying to call a common cold a pandemic virus, but you get over it, and yes it can be contagious, but when people are sick anyway they do not have the capacity to function, their sick the normal reaction would be to stay home. But I have a real problem with why these freaks sitting and informing the world about this pandemic, what to do, encouraging all commonwealth countries to share with the nations their recommendations provided by their own experts and health practitioners, whoever they are. The world has their own remedies when it comes to illnesses, especially the common cold, everyone in the world should know what to do. Who really is the World Health Organisation, and who are they to tell other countries how to look after themselves. Are the pushing an agenda, could that be the reason, is there another entity behind them conspiring to deal the world over.

  4. I think it may be best to Corden off villages towns cities that are not infected to stop the spread of cov19 roadblocks only let people through to deliver food meds and essential items and are wearing PPE and I think people that are packing food meds and essential items should be wearing PPE I think covid can survive on surfaces lots longer than a few hours.

  5. You know what face mask not available 😷 pharmacies in Arachchikattuwa.Sri Lanka.
    Same one tell me go to Hardware shop to buy
    Mask 😷. Market Egg 🥚 price 15.00.🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️ Government price tag 🏷 10.00. Seling 15.00 Rupees.
    After that With out mask went I shop buy some staff i need ……🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️No choice….💀.why don’t available 😷 every biggest supermarkets and bank in Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 think about not enough only wash aver hands 🤚🏻🖐🏾🤚🏻🖐🏾

  6. Tedros you are a clown and late to the party…..l am thinking pandemic was like December 2019 January 2020 ….l guess the WHO and clowns do not go calendar time..tedros have you no shame

  7. Corana is a very comman diseas .Chinese bio scientist are Practical human body there a comman virus are increasing in human body because in this planet 🪐 are non veg eating % are very high .
    You are not believe my thoughts because You are responsible this virus 🦠 understand .
    Your system are one day finished this planet 🪐
    Lesson apply our old culture life style
    Study our old life style about Shiv Puran
    I’m study this virus 🦠 effect and I believe that lord shiva life style.
    Today our world life style is very poor.
    Save Our planet 🌍 because world system in your hand (world health organisation)
    Please sir don’t ignore this msg all department are corrupt in world 🌍
    Otherwise our planet is very very beautiful in this gellexy understand mr.WHO

  8. WHO in the pocket of China and the CCP. More lies, more deception. Boycott China 🇨🇳 Disband this corrupt organisation.

  9. زيت مكافح الرياح الاخضر. جرب ولو في حاله واحده وشوف النتيجه. قبل ان تحكم. ولا تنسونا ا ذا طبتم ومات الفيروس وتشافاء المريض

  10. علاج فيروس الانفلونزا. سخن ماء حتى يطلع بخار الماء. ضيف. اليه. زيت مكافح الرياح. وضع بطانيه. على راسك. يعني غطي راسك. ونصف جسمك وجعل راسك فوق القدر واستنشق. بخار الماء مع. مكافح الرياح سوف تنزل لبين الماء. كل السائل المخاطي وتفتح انفك وتحس ارتياح في الريئتين. المده ربع ساعه مرتين. بعد المغرب و قبل النوم ولا تتعرض للرياح. سوف تقوم الصباح. ولا يوجد شي. من الانفلونزا. قبل ماتنام امسح عنقك. ب مكافح الرياح. والله الشافي انشاء الله انا كذا افعل ولا يبقاء شي من الانفلونزا. العاديه. بس حاولو. مع كورونا محتمل. تزول بئذن الله

  11. and stop the people eating bats snakes cats dogs pigs and many other wild organisms which are the carriers of these viruses people are disturbing the nature now see the results

  12. "This isn't a joke"
    Jaroori nahi hai ki ek din k 'JANTA CURFEW' se "COVID-19" jaisi bimari asani se 'INDIA' se khtm ho jayegi isiliye mai sabhi se ek hi baat khunga jaisi sawdhani hm log aaj dikha rhe hai waisi sawdhani hme aage bhi dikhani chahiye.

  13. Till There Is UNO & WHO In The World, There Would Be No Third World War Or No Global Crises Or No Global Epidemic.
    Only UNO it's branch can bring peace.
    Good works UNO & yours branches.
    UNO is like a tree & it's other sub-organizations is like its branches which gives fruits to eat to poor people, flowers as medicines to ill & shelter to shelter-lees.
    UNO live long!😊😇☺🙂😍😎🙏👍👌

  14. The countries where Chloroquine is used prophylactically to treat Malaria are showing remarkably low numbers of COVID19 uptake – please take note: Nigeria, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil all have unusually large populations, but rather low numbers of infected individuals. Chloroquine use is the common thread.

  15. So there's a virus that causes no symptoms at all in the majority of the world's people (meaning we are healthy) yet it's a crisis because healthy people test positive. This a a world level scam perpetuated by flim flam artist/con men.
    You know you're being conned when they mass test for a harmless virus to manipulate the public with fearmongering. Shame on all the world misleaders! Booo!

  16. This man (Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus) is a political hack – he's a Marxist, has made a life of defending Socialism, and is not an impartial voice. His advice on NOT closing orders has been tinged with political correctness. The UN is a disgusting place – and he is the perfect poster-boy for it.

    WIKIPEDIA: "Mugabe Goodwill Ambassador controversy
    : On 18 October 2017, Tedros Adhanom announced that he had chosen President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe to serve as a WHO Goodwill Ambassador to help tackle non-communicable diseases for Africa.[59] He said Zimbabwe was "a country that places universal health coverage and health promotion at the center of its policies to provide health care to all". Mugabe's appointment was severely criticised, …"

  17. Many people have lost lives , and many could have been saved if WHO acted like it should have rather than incredibly negligent inaction. It placed political pandering over its actual mission. WHO should have "ring the alarm bell loud and clear" back in January. Much blood and lost lives are in your hand, Secretary General. Take responsibility for your catastrophic failure and step down, so real doctor can do their jobs.


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