Yesterday’s “One World Together at Home” concert, featuring famous entertainers like Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Elton John and Celine Dion, was a tribute for the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
According to CNN, the musical melange raised almost $128 million, $55 million of which will go to the WHO. During the program, which aired across several major channels, performer Lady Gaga referred to the head of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom, as a “superstar.”
The explication reinforces my belief that singers can produce incredible music we should all listen to but their philosophical or ideological beliefs aren’t worth even a momentary listen. Are any of these political geniuses from last night’s concert aware that it was the WHO’s incompetence that helped the virus spread and become the worldwide pandemic that it is?
Tedros is a superstar? Let’s break down his alleged astronomical shine: He’s tied to the hip of China. His native country of Ethiopia is basically a subservient follower of the Chinese government. China is heavily involved in making loans to Ethiopia and building the country’s infrastructure.
Back in January, Tedros was telling the world human-to-human transmission of the virus was non-existent. Even the New York Times published a piece on January 23 quoting the WHO’s assertion that human-to-human transmission wouldn’t be an issue. Again, the WHO, just like Dr. Fauci as explained in this post, continued to rely on false data provided by the Chinese to inform modeling and predictions. The models they used had crazy low mortality rates and basically, no new cases. When President Trump banned travel from China on January 31, the WHO rigorously condemned it as unnecessary and xenophobic.
Here’s the exact quote:
“Although travel restrictions may intuitively seem like the right thing to do, this is not something that WHO usually recommends. This is because of the social disruption they cause and the intensive use of resources required.”– Tarik Jašarević, WHO spokesperson
The criticism of President Trump by the WHO is indistinguishable from the critiques issued by the Chinese Communist Party. It has come to light that the virus in all probability escaped from a virology laboratory in Wuhan. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday China is blocking access to the lab with alleged origins to the COVID-19 outbreak.
As evidence mounts that this was definitely caused by China’s ineptitude, the Chinese government and the WHO both have become more stringent in their denials. Why in the world would rockstars want the WHO to receive any more funding? The organization is already well funded by most countries across the globe, especially by the United States and the Gates Foundation. (On Thursday, Bill Gates announced he’d donate another $150 million to the WHO.)
The WHO is not only the organization that failed to prevent this global pandemic but also covered up for China’s egregious viral iniquity. So, why would anyone give them another $55 million as a result of a worldwide concert by international superstars? But then again, I watch this video from one of their standout performers and it all starts to make sense: