The WHO (World Health Organization) is facing accusations of spreading Chinese propaganda, based on their early reaction to the coronavirus pandemic.
The World Health Organization tweeted January 14th:
Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China
On January 19th, WHO tweeted:
An animal source seems the most likely primary source of this novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, with some limited human-to-human transmission occurring between close contacts.
On January 30th, WHO claimed:
“To date, new #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) person-to-person transmission outside of #China has been limited.”
Here is some of the backlash on Twitter.
World Health Organisation….. seriously?? Remove Health and add Chinese instead.
World Chinese Organization – WCO
— Agnostic Front_Exploring (@AKhatri25) March 17, 2020
Wuhan Health Organisation
— Friendly neighborhood memer boy (@_y_maalik) March 18, 2020
How many lives could have been saved if China had been honest from the start?
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) March 18, 2020