Another corrupt, incompetent, affirmative action hire...
“In October 2017, he announced his senior leadership team, with women representing 60% of appointments. While Tedros received praise for his commitment to gender equality, he also received criticism for a lack of transparency. He appointed Dr. Tereza Kasaeva of the Russian Ministry of Health to lead the WHO Global Tuberculosis Program without soliciting civil society input; days before the appointment, civil society organizations had published an open letter calling for a competitive, open process to identify the Program’s new director.
In early 2020, Tedros oversaw the world’s management of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). According to the Georgetown professor Lawrence Gostin, his strategy was to “coax China to transparency” rather than to criticise it. Tedros offered “effusive praise” to China for its containment measures, describing them as a “new standard for outbreak control”, which was criticised in light of China’s efforts to suppress information. He was also criticised for the delay in declaring it a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.[12
On 18 October 2017, Tedros announced that he had chosen President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe to serve as a WHO Goodwill Ambassador to help tackle non-communicable diseases for Africa. He said Zimbabwe was “a country that places universal health coverage and health promotion at the centre of its policies to provide health care to all”. Mugabe’s appointment was severely criticised, with WHO member states and international organisations saying that Zimbabwe’s healthcare system had in fact gone backwards under his regime, as well as pointing out Mugabe’s many human rights abuses. It was also noted that Mugabe himself does not use his own country’s health system, instead travelling to Singapore for treatment. Observers said Tedros was returning a campaign favour. Mugabe was chair of the African Union when Tedros was endorsed as a sole African Union candidate in a murky process that did not consider qualified alternatives like Michel Sidibé of Mali and Awa Marie Coll-Seck of Senegal. His judgement was widely questioned on social media. The editor-in-chief of Lancet, a prominent medical journal, called Tedros “Dictator-General”. After a widespread condemnation, on 22 October 2017 Tedros rescinded Mugabe’s goodwill ambassador role.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tedros was widely criticised by the public as he was perceived to have acted slowly in his efforts to stem the epidemic. In the first week of February 2020, he stated that there was no need for the world to take measures that “unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade” such as worldwide travel restrictions. This was interpreted to have contributed to the spread of the virus.
There is a petition with over 500,000 signatures demanding the resignation of Tedros on Change.org.”
Well at least one good thing to come out of the coronavirus crisis is that China’s incompetent toadies are being revealed