//US and WHO

US and WHO

US data, Wednesday 15th July
https://www.npr.org/2020/07/15/891563628/trump-administration-orders-hospitals-to-bypass-cdc-send-covid-19-data-to-washin

https://theconversation.com/us-coronavirus-data-will-now-go-straight-to-the-white-house-heres-what-this-means-for-the-world-142814

Mike Pompeo

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/07/21/mike-pompeo-claims-china-bought-chief/

Dr Tedros had struck a deal with China that helped him secure election

WHO was a “political” rather than “science-based organisation” that had failed to deal with the pandemic

Dr Tedros, who was … bought by the Chinese government,

I can’t say more, but I can tell, I’m saying this on a firm intelligence foundation, a deal was made…

there was a deal making election and when push came to shove, you get dead Britons, because of the deal that was made.”

Dr David Nabarro

WHO

Comments are unacceptable, untrue and without any foundation

The entire focus of the organisation is on saving lives

Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, proud WHO employee

10th January

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/transcripts/covid-19-virtual-press-conference—23-july.pdf?sfvrsn=89cb51c2_2

International traffic: no restrictions recommended

Wuhan city is a major domestic and international transport hub.

Currently, there are no reports of cases outside of Wuhan City.

Given the heavy population movements, expected to significantly increase during the Chinese New Year in the last week of January, the risk of cases being reported form elsewhere is increased.

WHO does not recommend any specific health measures for travellers.

24 Jan
https://www.who.int/news-room/articles-detail/updated-who-advice-for-international-traffic-in-relation-to-the-outbreak-of-the-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-24-jan/

The current outbreak originated in Wuhan city, which is a major domestic and international transport hub.

Given the large population movements, expected to significantly increase during the Chinese New Year in the last week of January,

and the observed human to human transmission,

it is not unexpected that new confirmed cases will continue to appear in other areas and countries.

With the information currently available for the novel coronavirus,

WHO advises that measures to limit the risk of exportation or importation of the disease should be implemented,

without unnecessary restrictions of international traffic.

3rd February
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-who/who-chief-says-widespread-travel-bans-not-needed-to-beat-china-virus-idUSKBN1ZX1H3

WHO … there was no need for measures that “unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade”

Monday was the 3rd February

WHO 4th February
https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/transcripts/who-audio-executive-board-eb146-coronavirus-briefing-script-04feb2020-final.pdf?sfvrsn=70a66dfc_2

It’s important to underline that 99% of the cases are in China and 97% of the deaths are in Hubei Province.

This is still first and foremost an emergency for China.

We continue to work closely with the Chinese government to support its efforts to address this outbreak at the epicentre.

That’s our best chance of preventing a broader global crisis.

29th February
Updated WHO recommendations for international traffic in relation to COVID-19 outbreak

https://www.who.int/news-room/articles-detail/updated-who-recommendations-for-international-traffic-in-relation-to-covid-19-outbreak

Recommendations for international traffic

WHO continues to advise against the application of travel or trade restrictions to countries experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks.

In general, evidence shows that restricting the movement of people and goods during public health emergencies is ineffective in most situations

Travel bans to affected areas or denial of entry to passengers coming from affected areas are usually not effective in preventing the importation of cases

but may have a significant economic and social impact.

11th March
https://www.icao.int/Security/COVID-19/Pages/Statements.aspx

Joint ICAO-WHO Statement on COVID-19

International Civil Aviation Organisation

ICAO and WHO remind all stakeholders of the importance of following existing regulations and guidelines

23rd July
https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/transcripts/covid-19-virtual-press-conference—23-july.pdf?sfvrsn=89cb51c2_2

No matter where you live or how old you are you can be a leader in your community not just to defeat the pandemic but to build back better.

In recent years we have seen young people leading grass-roots movements for climate change and racial equality.

Now we need young people to start a global movement for health, for a world in which health is a human right, not a privilege.