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U.S. Conservatives Don’t Like China’s Close Relationship With the World Health Organization

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a daily press briefing on COVID-19 virus at the WHO headquarters in Geneva on March 11, 2020. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on March 11, 2020 that the new coronavirus outbreak can now be characterised as a pandemic. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP

There’s growing anger among U.S. conservatives over the World Health Organization’s handling of the burgeoning COVID-19 and the international body’s close ties with the Chinese government. Additionally, these U.S. critics contend that the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has the backing of Beijing in part because of his Ethiopian nationality.

  • THE FEDERALIST: “Tedros was the perfect puppet for China, because his Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front was already a patsy for the CCP. Addis Ababa is known as “the city that China built,” with the CCP funding the construction of everything from the metro system to highways and skyscrapers throughout the city, as well as the $200 million headquarters of the African Union.” (READ MORE)
  • THE HILL: “We believe the organization’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, like China’s Xi Jinping, 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.” (READ MORE)

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