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A petition calling for Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to resign as the head of the World Health Organization has grown to almost 1 million signatures in less than a week.
On Easter morning, the petition crossed the 900,000 signature milestone and is quickly approaching its goal of 1 million signatures.
The petition claims that Tedros mismanaged the COVID-19 outbreak that began in Wuhan China.
Furthermore, the petition claims that Tedros permitted China to mislead the world on the severity of the outbreak, which resulted in a global pandemic like no other in recent decades.
More details on the online petition below:
WHO is under fire for blindly sharing propoganda from the Chinese communist government.
In January, the Chinese government claimed that COVID-19 was not transmissible through human-to-human contact.
Obviously, that claim was terribly untrue, but the WHO tweeted that claim.
There are also many questions about China's official COVID-19 numbers, but the WHO has unquestioned the numbers that seem too good to be true.
China has stated that their rate of new coronavirus infections has dropped to virtually zero.
Fox News has more details on the online Change petition that is quickly gaining international support:
An online petition calling for the resignation of the embattled leader of the World Health Organization neared 1 million signatures early Sunday.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Ethiopian politician who has led the United Nations-backed health body as director-general since July 2017, has been under fire over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 100,000 people worldwide and sickened more than 1.7 million.
Specifically, Tedros has been accused of allowing China to underreport the impact of the virus in Wuhan, the city believed to have been the point of origin for the deadly outbreak. The allegedly lowballed numbers from China have affected other nations’ ability to adequately respond to the outbreak, critics have asserted.
“We strongly think Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is not fit for his role as WHO Director General,” the petition with 853,000 signatures, posted on the Change.org website, states, calling for the official’s immediate resignation.
“A lot of us are really disappointed,” the petition continues. “We believe WHO is supposed to be politically neutral. Without any investigation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus solely believes on [sic] the death and infected numbers that the Chinese government provided with them.”
China also banned journalists and health experts from entering the country, which could have helped slow or outright prevented its global spread.
In additional to the toll on human life, the novel coronavirus has brought the global economy to a screeching halt, threatening millions of people's livelihoods.
Questions have also been raised about Tedros' connections to China.
Another one of Tedros' early missteps was a statement that travel bans were unnecessary.
However, it has since been proven that travel bans slowed the spread of COVID-19, granting countries more time to prepare for localized outbreaks.
The Washington Times reports that Liz Cheney has accused Tedros of being a Chinese puppet:
House Republican Conference chair Liz Cheney said Thursday that the World Health Organization head “absolutely should go,” arguing that having a Chinese Communist Party “puppet” in charge is “costing lives around the world.”
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has come under heavy U.S. criticism for his response to the coronavirus pandemic, including from President Trump, who threatened Tuesday to cut off U.S. funding to the UN agency.
“[W]e’re in a situation where having somebody who is a puppet of the Chinese Communist Party running the WHO is costing lives around the world,” Ms. Cheney told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt in a transcript. “And in order for that organization to play anywhere near the role we need it to play, it needs a new director, certainly.”
Mr. Tedros, an Ethiopian microbiologist who holds a doctorate in community health, pushed back Wednesday against those “politicizing this virus,” saying, “If you don’t want many more body bags, then you refrain from politicizing it.”
Sen. Martha McSally, Arizona Republican, called last week for Mr. Tedros to resign, while Sen. Rick Scott, Florida Republican, said Congress should investigate when it returns the WHO response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
China has been looking to politicize the novel coronavirus, even though the pandemic began and spread from within its own borders.
The communist Chinese government has sent testing kits and medical equipment to countries all over the world.
However, many of these tests were returned when it was discovered that up to 70 percent of the results were inaccurate.
As more attention mounts on Tedros, many eyes will be on how the WHO chooses to handle its leadership.