While the global covid-19 pandemic is tapering down and which led director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to exude confidence that the organisation is in a better position to end the pandemic; in China, the country from where the novel coronavirus originated is facing a spiralling of cases. It may be recalled that between December 27 to 29,2019 Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, China, reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province. A novel coronavirus was eventually identified. The newly identified virus called novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV, or COVID-19) was identified in Wuhan, China. The COVID-19 has then rapidly spread to all over China and the world. Even as late as January 23,2020, when the virus spread rapidly in many countries , Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declined to declare China virus outbreak as a global health emergency. WHO did not take reports of outbreak of a different kind of flu caused by an unknown virus as seriously but went along with the Chinese to cover up and assuage reports trickling from Wuhan, China. According to many leaders and in particular, former US president Donald Trump , China lied about the virus by hiding facts about its rapid transmission and the yet unknown virus. It was after the new virus became widespread all across the world, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus eventually and almost reluctantly declared a global pandemic. The fact that the WHO made a belated declaration seemingly under compulsion, gave rise to many speculations. One of which is the China used its awesome financial resources to fund various WHO programmes. Also the director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is been covering up China’s deceits in reporting the true situation of the virus. His late declaration of the pandemic had also delayed the necessary emergency safety precautions required in a pandemic. The WHO has had to work hard in order to repair the dent suffered to its image when the coronavirus spread globally. That the director general WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has exuded confidence that the coronavirus or Covid-19 will be on its way out and that the pandemic is on its last leg and expected to end by 2022 is being contradicted by events in China. If WHO is confident that the pandemic will end by 2022, then it has spoken too soon as much as it had spoken too late in 2020 in proclaiming the pandemic. The events in China prove that the virus is still very much alive and infecting people by the thousands. Worse, it is believed that the virus is not natural by artificially created.Dr Li-Meng Yan, a Chinese virologist, who had fled to the United States fearing persecution by the Chinese authorities, claims that the Covid-19 virus was created at Wuhan lab and is not natural. She also said that the genome sequence of Covid-19 looks like a human fingerprint and added that based on this, one can identify that the virus is not from nature. The covid vaccines have also failed to stop the virus and are mutating every month at a faster rate than the production of newer vaccines. Presently the country of origin of the Wuhan(covid-19) virus, China, is witnessing massive protests across the country against forced lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus. The WHO should accept that it has a share of the blame when it covered up the scenario in China.
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