During the 72nd session of the Regional Committee for Africa on Monday, World Health Organization (W.H.O.) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus continued to exploit the coronavirus pandemic by claiming it proved the world needs a “stronger” and more “empowered” organization.
“The pandemic has demonstrated not only why the world needs W.H.O., but why the world needs a stronger, empowered and sustainably financed W.H.O.,” he said before thanking Member States for “the historic commitment you made at this year’s World Health Assembly to gradually increase assessed contributions to 50 percent of the base budget over the next decade.”
He also expressed pleasure in seeing reported cases and deaths in the region reaching the lowest levels since the start of the pandemic, despite, he said, the “appalling inequity in access to vaccines” as well as “misinformation and disinformation.”
Ghebreyesus not only failed to mention that vaccines do not stop the transmission of the virus, he continued to urge the African member states to aim for vaccinating “100 percent of health workers and 100 percent of people aged over 60,” adding, “This is the best way to save lives and drive a truly sustainable recovery.”
Some on the Right aren’t buying it. Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) in May introduced a measure to stop such “dangerous globalist overreach,” and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) made it clear that his state would stand against it.