Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the World Health Organisation (WHO) must play a key role in ensuring there is not a repeat of the COVID-19 outbreak. Despite there being strong evidence that the outbreak began in a wet market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the WHO does not support the closure of wet markets.
Morrison is doubtful whether wet markets can be made safe, with the outbreak of SARS in 2003 also blamed on wet markets. Liberal MP Andrew Hastie says it is hard to believe that the Chinese Communist Party could not shut down wet markets if it wanted to, while Labor MP Peter Khalil says it is absurd to claim they can be made safe. From The Australian:
The World Health Organisation has backed the reopening of China’s notorious wet markets, prompting calls from Scott Morrison for greater “transparency” from the UN body on the causes of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Despite strong evidence the coronavirus originated in a Wuhan wet market, the WHO said it did not support the closure of the markets “because they are a source of livelihood and food security to many people”…
“Australia and the world will be looking to organisations like the WHO to ensure lessons are learned from the devastating coronavirus outbreak,” Mr Morrison told The Australian.
“There must be transparency in understanding how it began in Wuhan and how it was transmitted. We also need to fully understand and protect against the global health threat posed by places like wet markets”…
As China’s wet markets reopen, the WHO told The Australian the facilities could be made safe with proper regulation…
To add insult to injury, a report has emerged claiming that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will give animal traders tax breaks to export wild animals, thus raising the risk of spreading future viruses throughout the world:
Meanwhile, Fake Greens Senator, Sarah Hanson Young, told Sky News that she is “concerned about the call just to ban wet markets in China” fearing the move would drive the practice to the “black market” – a view destroyed by Former Labor MP Michael Danby and Mark Latham:
The WHO’s support of China’s wet markets is indefensible and is more proof that it has become China’s puppet.
The WHO acted far too late on the Wuhan coronavirus and has placated China at every turn. Even in early February, when it was clear that the virus had become a pandemic, the WHO said there was no need for measures that “unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade” and commended China for taking necessary measures to contain the virus.
The below report from World is One News (WION) prosecutes that WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has “ignored China’s criminal negligence” and has “turned a blind eye to China’s actions”. WION also claims that Dr Ghebreyesus’s appointment to WHO Director-General was bankrolled by China:
No wonder the WHO is now referred to by some as the “Wuhan Health Organization” as it turns a blind eye to China’s negligence, cultivation and exporting of pandemics.