WHO Is Spreading Misinformation! 293 Scientific Experts Challenge and Say That SARS-CoV-2 is Airborne. Retaliation Called Against WHO
: Despite mounting evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is airborne and that the general public worldwide needs to be aware of this, the WHO (World Health Organization) is still taking a stance that it is not the case but is only spread by large respiratory droplets that, once expelled by infected people in coughs and sneezes, fall quickly to the floor.
The WHO lead by black Ethiopian national, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus along with his team of ‘experts’ from day one has mismanaged the coronavirus outbreak by protecting and siding with China and failing to control the spread of the coronavirus worldwide, hence the situation the world is in today. America is one of the most badly affected countries and most of the dead from the COVID-19 crisis has been black African Americans as they are most susceptible to the disease due to having underlying chronic diseases and economic issues. Yet no representatives from the Black Lives Matters movements have spoken out against their own fellow black Tedros (A firm China supporter) who is indirectly the cause of this predicament that poor and unfortunate black Americans have to endure.
Airborne transmission of coronavirus is a significant factor in the pandemic, especially in crowded spaces with poor ventilation; the consequences for containment will be significant. Masks may be needed indoors, even in socially distant settings. Health care workers may need N95 masks that filter out even the smallest respiratory droplets as they care for coronavirus patients
The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is finding new victims worldwide, in bars and restaurants, offices, markets and casinos, giving rise to frightening clusters of infection that increasingly confirm what many scientists have been saying for months: The virus lingers in the air indoors, infecting those nearby.
The ventilation systems in schools, nursing homes, residences and businesses may need to minimize recirculating air and add powerful new filters. Ultraviolet lights may be needed to kill viral particles floating in tiny droplets indoors.
In an open letter to the WHO, 239 scientists in 32 countries have outlined the evidence showing that smaller particles can infect people and are calling for the agency to revise its recommendations.
The researchers will be publishong their letter in a scientific journal: Clinical Infectious Diseases
In its latest update on the coronavirus, released 29 June, the WHO said airborne transmission of the virus is possible only after medical procedures that produce aerosols, or droplets smaller than 5 microns (a micron is equal to 1 millionth of a metre).Proper ventilation and N95 masks are of concern only in those circumstances, according to the WHO. Instead, its infection control guidance, before and during this pandemic, has heavily promoted the importance of handwashing as a primary prevention strategy, even though there is limited evidence for transmission of the virus from surfaces (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says surfaces are likely to play only a minor role).
Another ‘expert’ from WHO, it’s technica
l lead on infection control, Dr Benedetta Allegranzi, the said the evidence for the virus spreading by air was unconvincing.
She said, “Especially in the last couple of months, we have been stating several times that we consider airborne transmission as possible but certainly not supported by solid or even clear evidence. There is a strong debate on this.”
However interviews with nearly 20 scientists including a dozen WHO consultants and several members of the committee that crafted the guidance and internal emails paint a picture of an organization that, despite good intentions, is out of step with science, mainly due to the leadership team.
These scientific researchers are saying that whether carried aloft by large droplets that zoom through the air after a sneeze, or by much smaller exhaled droplets that may glide the length of a room, the coronavirus is borne through air and can infect people when inhaled.
Many medical researchers are saying that WHO is outdated and incompetent and from day one has been spreading misinformation and fake news such as the virus is not spread from human to human and even to a recent statement saying that asymptomatic individuals do not spread the virus.
The incompetent infection prevention and control committee in particular, experts said, is bound by a rigid and overly medicalized view of scientific evidence, is slow and risk-averse in updating its guidance and allows a few conservative voices to shout down dissent.
“These ‘dinosaurs’ will die defending their view,” said one long-standing WHO consultant, who did not wish to be identified because of her continuing work for the organization. Even its staunchest supporters said the committee should diversify its expertise and relax its criteria for proof, especially in a fast-moving outbreak.
Dr Mary-Louise McLaws, a committee member and epidemiologist at the University of New South Wales in Sydney “I do get frustrated about the issues of airflow and sizing of particles, absolutely.”
She added, “If we started revisiting airflow, we would have to be prepared to change a lot of what we do. I think it’s a good idea, a very good idea, but it will cause an enormous shudder through the infection control society.”
As early in April, a group of 36 experts on air quality and aerosols urged the WHO to consider the growing evidence on airborne transmission of the coronavirus. The agency responded promptly, calling Dr Lidia Morawska, the group’s leader and a longtime WHO consultant, to arrange a meeting.
However the discussion was dominated by a few experts who were staunch supporters of handwashing and felt it must be emphasized over aerosols, according to some participants, and the committee’s advice remained unchanged.
Dr Morawska and others pointed to several incidents that indicate airborne transmission of the virus, particularly in poorly ventilated and crowded indoor spaces. They said the WHO was making an artificial distinction between tiny aerosols and larger droplets, even though infected people produce both.
Dr Linsey Marr, an expert in airborne transmission of viruses at Virginia Tech said, “We’ve known since 1946 that coughing and talking generate aerosols,”
Scientists have not been able to grow the coronavirus from aerosols in the lab. But that doesn’t mean aerosols are not infective, Dr Marr said: Most of the samples in those experiments have come from hospital rooms with good air flow that would dilute viral levels.
In many buildings, she said “the air-exchange rate is usually much lower, allowing virus to accumulate in the air and pose a greater risk.”
Incompetently, the WHO also is relying on a dated definition of airborne transmission, Dr Marr said. The agency believes an airborne pathogen, like the measles virus, has to be highly infectious and to travel long distances.
WHO has found itself at odds with groups of scientists more than once during this pandemic.
The agency lagged behind most of its member nations in endorsing face coverings for the public. While other organisations, including the CDC, have long since acknowledged the importance of transmission by people without symptoms, the WHO still maintains that asymptomatic transmission is rare.
“At the country level, a lot of WHO technical staff are scratching their heads,” said a consultant at a regional office in Southeast Asia, who did not wish to be identified because he was worried about losing his contract. “This is not giving us credibility.”
The health consultant recalled that the WHO staff members in his country were the only ones to go without masks after the government there endorsed them.
Many scientific experts said the WHO should embrace what some called a “precautionary principle” and others called “needs and values” the idea that even without definitive evidence, the agency should assume the worst of the virus, apply common sense and recommend the best protection possible.
Dr Trish Greenhalgh, a primary care doctor at the University of Oxford in Britain commented, “There is no incontrovertible proof that SARS-CoV-2 travels or is transmitted significantly by aerosols, but there is absolutely no evidence that it’s not. So at the moment we have to make a decision in the face of uncertainty, and my goodness, it’s going to be a disastrous decision if we get it wrong. So why not just mask up for a few weeks, just in case?”
Interestingly, the WHO seems willing to accept without much evidence the idea that the virus may be transmitted from surfaces, she and other researchers noted, even as other health agencies have stepped back from emphasizing this route.
“I agree that fomite transmission is not directly demonstrated for this virus,” Allegranzi, the WHO’s technical lead on infection control, said, referring to objects that may be infectious. “But it is well known that other coronaviruses and respiratory viruses are transmitted, and demonstrated to be transmitted, by contact with fomite.”
The agency also must consider the needs of all its member nations, including those with limited resources, and make sure its recommendations are tempered by “availability, feasibility, compliance, resource implications,” she said.
Aerosols may play some limited role in spreading the virus, said Dr Paul Hunter, another ‘dinosaur’ member of the infection prevention committee and professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia in Britain. But if the WHO were to push for rigorous control measures in the absence of proof, hospitals in low- and middle-income countries may be forced to divert scarce resources from other crucial programs.
He added, “That’s the balance that an organization like the WHO has to achieve. It’s the easiest thing in the world to say, ‘We’ve got to follow the precautionary principle’ and ignore the opportunity costs of that.”
Many scientists are criticizing this view as paternalistic.
Professor Dr Don Milton, an aerosol expert at the University of Maryland.
“‘We’re not going to say what we really think, because we think you can’t deal with it?’ I don’t think that’s right.”
Even cloth masks, if worn by everyone, can significantly reduce transmission, and the WHO should say so clearly, he added.
Many experts criticized the WHO’s messaging throughout the pandemic, saying the staff seems to prize scientific perspective over clarity.
“What you say is designed to help people understand the nature of a public health problem,” said Dr William Aldis, a longtime WHO collaborator based in Thailand. “That’s different than just scientifically describing a disease or a virus.”
The WHO tends to describe “an absence of evidence as evidence of absence,” Aldis added. In April, for example, the WHO said, “There is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection.”
The statement was intended to indicate uncertainty, but the phrasing stoked unease among the public and earned rebukes from several experts and journalists. The WHO later walked back its comments.
In a less public instance, the WHO said there was “no evidence to suggest” that people with HIV were at increased risk from the coronavirus. After Dr Joseph Amon, a longtime WHO associate and director of global health at Drexel University in Philadelphia, pointed out that the phrasing was misleading, the WHO changed it to say the level of risk was “unknown.”
The WHO has since the start of the pandemic been spreading lots of misinformation and fake news and only constantly praising China.
The general public worldwide should start retaliating against this incompetent agency that is funded by tax payers monies worldwide and is responsible for the global spread of this COVID-19 disease that originated from China. It should be noted that this agency from day one headed by Ethopian national Tedros was against border closures, air travel shutdown and was only praising China and spending millions of the monies they got were spent on buying ad spaces in various social media platforms including Chinese owned Tik Tok and on search engines to promote dissemination of its misinformation instead of using those monies to be spent on critical medical supplies or critical research.
People should start boycotting social media platforms that carry WHO information and write to these platforms to take down WHO’s materials. Media and journalist should stop covering anything to do with WHO and people who have been affected by WHO’s misinformation should start taking legal recourse.
Black african americans and africans should start joining for the removal of WHO’S director general, Ethopian national Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus , who has been a firm supporter of the Chinese. Despite an online petition calling for his resignation that has more than one million people worldwide signing it, Tedros still refuses to step down. https://www.change.org/p/united-nations-call-for-the-resignation-of-tedros-adhanom-ghebreyesus-who-director-general
WHO should understand that ALL LIVES MATTER not just Chinese Lives!
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