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Covid 19 Affect on climbing? 25-Mar-2020 At 9:22:21 AM gordoste
On 23-Mar-2020 Ni wrote:
>On 22-Mar-2020 E. Wells wrote:
>>Basic math has no place in stats, just like basic science has no place
>in this heist.
>UN / WHO "flawed" ? look at what they have done.
>Appointed Robert Mugabe to a senior position in non-communicable diseases.
He was appointed a "goodwill ambassador" (i.e. had no power) and promptly removed after outcry.

>Advised against travel restrictions as Covid deaths soared.
I looked but couldn't find this.

>Accused conservative governments who did introduce travel restrictions
>of stygmatizing (aka being racist)
I looked but also couldn't find this. If you're talking about Trump's travel ban from Europe and China, they basically said it was too late because the disease had already spread widely in the US.

>Produced a recent report on how wonderful Iran's health system is, and
>how well they look after minorities.
Ignoring the minorities bit, are they wrong? There are plenty of democracies with worse health systems than Iran's. Freedom doesn't necessarily mean good healthcare, as you can see in the US.

>As covid deaths climbed, released a communique promoting traditional medicine,
>drawing attention to their policy of incorporating T&CM into standard medical
WHO has certainly been promoting T&CM, at the behest of China. Perhaps COVID-19 will make China less enthusiastic about this. It's also important to note that Western governments pretty much sit back and let this happen.

>Not to mention their actions in the field of diabetes, but given the lack
>of response to my previous post I guess chockstoners with an interest in
>that topic are all too embarrassed to discuss it.

The point is, all governmental institutions are flawed. If you only look for evidence to confirm your opinion that WHO is flawed, and ignore all of the benefits, then of course you'll conclude you're right - it's called confirmation bias.
The real question to ask is "Is the world better off with WHO?". I think it's good to have an semi-neutral organisation so that health authorities all around the world can share research, statistics, treatments, etc. around COVID-19. Without that, every country would be operating in the dark and reinventing the wheel and the situation would be much much worse.

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