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US author warns against WHO chief’s re-election Links Ethiopian cover-ups to risk of 2nd pandemic

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WASHINGTON DC, AUG. 5, 2021 – The American economist and author who reported World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for Ethiopian crimes against humanity posted a warning today that Tedros, who goes by his first name, could put the planet at risk of another pandemic if re-elected to lead the global public health agency.

tedros ghebreyesus 1 e1588378967318Tedros served on the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front, or TPLF, politburo which ruled Ethiopia in dictatorial fashion from 1991 until its 2018 overthrow ahead of popular protests. The TPLF, reduced to Tigray’s provincial power, is at war with the federal government, led by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Ethiopia is unlikely to re-nominate Tedros to the WHO director-generalship because of the Tigray conflict. However, one account that he plans to run again suggests another country may nominate him.

David Steinman, the Ethiopian democracy movement’s former advisor who filed the ICC complaint, presented evidence that Tedros’ controversial handling of the Wuhan outbreak was not an isolated incident but part of a larger pattern of attempted cover-ups of embarrassing information as favors for political partners.

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According to the complaint, Tedros engaged in the cover-ups when he was a senior Ethiopian official 2012-2016. They allegedly include downplaying the extent of a 2015 famine, fudging poverty rates (also see), falsely claiming arrested journalists were criminals, and denying a massacre by security forces for which he shared command responsibility.

Tedros also looked the other way while he knew subordinate security forces were torturing children and sending them to concentration camps, the complaint alleges.

“Tedros’ Ethiopian cover-up attempts have been under-reported, but their implications for international security are enormous,” Mr. Steinman stated. “They indicate a probability that, if another of Tedros’ political friends needs an epidemic minimized, Tedros will do it again.”

Many accuse Tedros of colluding with China to understate the transmissibility of the Covid-19 Wuhan outbreak until it was too late to stop its deadly spread.

Mr. Steinman insisted it is vital that the public understands the risks of allowing Tedros a second term before the WHO nomination process ends this September.

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“To leave a man with a long and proven history of cover-ups in charge of an organization that’s supposed to alert the world to grave danger would be insane,” he wrote. “We could have another pandemic.”

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7 Comments

  1. I think politics can be more dignified. I don’t consider destroying one’s professional career a good practice. Tedros Adhanom also commands respect in the international community.

  2. You watch! He is gonna be re-elected. Money talks! Those cool crisp pilfered 30+ billion in US dollars are still out there generating interest income and dividends in millions. They talk and walk. Those mouth watering crisp US dollars will walk this man back to his office unless he preferred to go on a lavish retirement life. You just watch!!!

  3. The last episode of electing World Health Organization’s Director-General was a tragic moment to the whole world. For the first time a Politician with no medical doctor experience from a Tribal Tigray Liberation Front,TPLF aka Terrorist TPLF was tragically elected instead of many Medical Doctors. Then the world was confronted with Corona Virus epidemic deaths and infection. His ineptness and hollowness in medical education costs the world many millions of families life. The Lack of knowledge in medical terminology, education and experience was very visible when he was flashing for one minutes to mumble not more than memorized two sentences. How Sad!!!

    Instead this guy is wasting the precious time and resources of WHO on one thing he knows best! On Tigray Liberation Front, aka Terrorist TPLF group cause and politics. His mission is to get back to Ethiopia and back on the power seat to slaughter innocent Amharas and Ethiopians that he thinks are in his way which is what TPLF is known for. i.e Terrorist TPLF is a rouge gone tribal group that has gone mad for being rejected from 27 years of power after loosing the support of Ethiopians for brutal and looting style of ruling. Ethiopians realized by saying NO MORE DIVIDE AND CONQUER because ALL ETHIOPIANS ARE EQUAL AND UNITED!!!!

  4. I liked the last comment by Sara D. “GET RID OF HIM. HE IS NOT EXPERIENCED, BUT A FOREST GUERILLA MAN”
    Yeah, Get rid of him because the international community couldn’t afford another catastrophe in his leadership of this highly responsible office of the world as he is incompetent, without qualification and a tribal politician who bend backwards to appease the Chinese to unleash such a pandemic with his poor judgment. The seat of WHO general is larger than him. It has been said that Bill Gates and his family business prop up this corrupt individual to this office on the pretext of Africa’s turn, while underneath they know how deep corrupt he is and yield and bow for their agenda of profit-sharing at the cost of the world’s population. health issue. So, GET RID OF HIM AS HE IS INCOMPETENT TO LEAD WHO.

  5. Let us wait for the re-election nomination and see if he gets nominated again. I know he wouldn’t get nominated through his country because he is being labeled as member of a terrorist TPLF, a labeling by Ethiopian government.Then our voice and the voice of the rest of the world, if he gets nominated again, would then determine wether he goes back to the office or not. Otherwise if we base our judgment on what muzungu says, we would block the chance of our African brother because muzungus are complex humans.

  6. I think we shall not confuse a person’s career with the current political and military conflict between TPLF and ethiopian government.
    Mr. Tedros Adnahom achieved also a lot as a minster of health in Ethiopia.
    Ofcourse there are some rumors about his role in supporting the current TPLF warriors. If there is any fact with a concrete proof in in it, this those with the proof shall present. WHO will evaluate and release him for violation WHO’s rules.
    It’s a legitmate right of the ethiopian government to support or not-support him. Whatever the reasons.
    Otherwise: he is still an ethiopian like all our tigrean sisters and brothers. And most of all he is an african.

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