Senators in the United States have come up to call for the resignation of World Health Organization (WHO) director Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus over trusting China’s communist regime’s official reporting about the extent of the spread of coronavirus.
Speaking to Fox News, Republican Senator Martha Mcsally said that part of the blame for China’s lack of transparency in reporting of the COVID19 impact lay with the WHO director-general, saying that he should resign as soon as possible.
She further said that, “Dr. Tedros deceived the world. At one point, he even praised China’s transparency during its coronavirus response efforts.”
These are growing accusations of China’s significant downplay in it’s official virus cases. Some have claimed that China’s coronavirus death toll could be as high as 40,000.
As it stands, China has so far officially recorded over 81,000 cases with a death toll of over 3,300.
However, activists in Wuhan claim this is not true. A whistleblower doctor, Li Wenliang, who later died of the disease, came out to warn the public at the eve of the coronavirus outbreak but was sanctioned by medical authorities and police and forced to sign a statement denouncing his warnings and claims as unfolded and illegal rumor.
Many social media posts in China that were asking the accuracy of the numbers have been long deleted, probably because of censorship.
Texan Republican Senator, Ted Cruz, has also joined efforts calling the WHO to consider removing Tedros from office, claiming that WHO has lost credibility necessary for it to be effective.
Florida Senator, Marco Rubio, also called for Tedros to be accountable for the wide spread of the pandemic.