International independent inquiry into China & World Health Organization WHO on Covid-19 is needed
Updated: Sep 28, 2020
China's rulers, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is a virus that creates viruses! China under CCP only has rule by law; it does NOT have the rule of law which it MUST have to be a responsible partner globally (see WHO obligations below).
CCP is NOT China!
Foreign Investors should remember that China's GDP/capita is only ranked 79th in the World, and going nowhere, do not confuse your greed with the realities of the people of China under CCP!
Is this 2020 with global civil societies and institutions - or are we in 400 B.C. China when conflicts between autocratic warlords sparked wars between states? Then and now there is only the rule by law in China. The Warring States today are the competing factions within the CCP!
Although it is now 2020 China is still ruled by an Emperor. Professor Xu Zhiyong recently wrote an open letter to CCP's Xi Jingping saying 'the Emperor has no clothes!' Professor Xu has been missing ever since!
Who does CCP think it is, that it runs roughshod over all of humanity and its global institutions!
China's obligations are clearly defined in the United Nation's World Health Organization's (WHO) International Health Regulations IHR (2005), so why did China not perform? Did CCP use coercion to gain influence over the WHO?
Where are our global institutions like the WHO? Having received the PEOPLE'S money, they should have already pushed back against CCP! This was NOT the personal money of autocrats like Trump, Xi, Putin and others - it is the taxpayer money from the PEOPLES of USA, China, Russia and elsewhere.
United Nations WHO employees : get off your arses and do the job that we the people PAY you to do! If you want to kiss anyones' arses, please kiss the arses of those people who fund your organisation, and who you are meant to serve!
For example; The World Health Organization (WHO) tried to calm fears of a pandemic on 14 Jan. 2020 by repeating China’s claim that coronavirus was not contagious among humans. “Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China,” the WHO tweeted. Just 60 days later, the global death toll from coronavirus had topped 8000 and continued to climb. WHO employees you MUST be held liable!
The CCP are NOT to be believed in any matters, nor engaged on anything! CCP is history's worst authoritarian regime having killed at least 77 million of their own citizens since 1949.
'Self-exiled Chinese virologist publishes report claiming COVID-19 was made in a lab'
[UPDATE] Apple Daily 16 September 2020.
"The coronavirus that has caused the global COVID-19 pandemic was made in a laboratory and could be created in six months, according to a journal article published by Yan Meng-li, a virologist who escaped from China.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus “shows biological characteristics that are inconsistent with a naturally occurring, zoonotic virus,” according to the report titled “Unusual Features of the SARS-CoV-2 Genome Suggesting Sophisticated Laboratory Modification Rather Than Natural Evolution and Delineation of Its Probably Synthetic Route.”
“The genome sequence of SARS-CoV-2 has likely undergone genetic engineering, through which the virus has gained the ability to target humans with enhanced virulence and infectivity,” Yan wrote in the paper uploaded to open-access repository Zenodo. It is unlikely to have been peer-reviewed.
Yan said similar findings that the virus was created in a laboratory had been heavily censored in peer-reviewed journals. She called for an independent investigation into relevant laboratories and a critical review of evidence of the virus' origin.
Yan, currently residing in the United States, earlier told Fox News that her findings were ignored by her colleagues at the University of Hong Kong, where she used to work as a virologist. She decided to flee Hong Kong for Los Angeles after she felt that her findings would put her at risk.
Speaking on a British talk show aired on ITV last week, Yan claimed that the virus was from a government-controlled laboratory in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the COVID-19 outbreak is believed to have originated."
CCP must be treated as a virus. It needs to be removed as soon as possible for the world to overcome the current attack on the health of all human beings worldwide, on human rights, economies, businesses, societies, culture, religion, language, humanity and most importantly on the Universe and Earth that sustains us all.
CCP by their legislation, policies and practices created this novel coronavirus, Covid-19. In addition, for their own selfish desire to remain in power, the CCP has assisted the spread of Covid-19 allowing it to become a pandemic infecting innocent humans worldwide.
Despite it's obligations, China's CCP has NOT been entirely truthful domestically or internationally about anything connected to Covid-19! Has the CCP acted as a responsible global citizen? NOT about the date of the earliest infections (rumored to be as early as October 2019); NOT about the daily data of infections, serious cases, recovered patients or deaths; NOT about the source being the consumption of wildlife animals. Not about anything!
Dr. Li Wenliang, 34, was one of eight medical professionals in the central Chinese city of Wuhan who, amid silence from health officials there, tried to warn colleagues and others about a newly discovered virus similar to SARS. After he reported that seven patients had contracted the virus, he was visited on January 3 by police, who forced him to sign a statement admitting to having spread "rumors." Li then developed a cough on January 10, fever on January 11 and was hospitalized on January 12, after which he began having trouble breathing. Sadly, Li died on February 7, 2020. R.I.P.
SCMP reported on 13 March 2020 that China’s first confirmed Covid-19 case has been traced back to 17 November 2020 and by 1 January 2020 the number of confirmed cases was 381.
In a 17 January 2020 Medical paper UK's Imperial College estimated by 12 January 2020 there were an estimated 1,723 cases of 2019-nCov in Wuhan City.
Instead of trying to contain Covid-19 at a local level in Wuhan, using a typical CCP tactic, authorities chose to hide the virus by cracking down on citizen's reporting, which CCP termed "mis-information," and then spread their own fake news! See CCP Wuhan Virus Coverup Timeline.
Following on from this, CCP Central Government under Xi Jingping used the same tactic at a national and international level including with United Nations World Health Organization (WHO). Everyone was fed misinformation. Just to add to the confusion the Chinese medical authorities kept changing the aspect of the patient status they were reporting (e.g. those tested and asymptomatic, versus those with pneumonia)! The CCP's violation totally disregarded its obligations to international treaties including International Health Regulations (see details of legal background and obligations below).
The world will not just sit idle and allow CCP to do whatever it wants!
CCP, YOU HAVE NO RIGHT!
We know the scale of infection in China is massive - the number of people in cities in containment lockdown in China starting in February 2020 was in the order of 250 million. Such draconian measures can only point to a major problem, otherwise why would China shut down its economy? These lockdowns clearly violated Chinese citizens' human rights. To some degree these lockdowns worked, and for this, CCP should at least be given some credit; but the fundamental problem is that CCP has been neither honest with its reporting nor forthcoming across the board on Covid-19. Social media has been awash with video and personal accounts of the horrors taking place inside quarantined cities in China - however, the CCP has moved quickly to censor and lock up citizens reporting. Data, case studies and scientific and medical information has been presented only selectively. Openness and transparency are an anathema to the CCP.
It has been estimated that China's data infections and deaths may be at least 10-20 times higher than the so called "official" numbers given by CCP. Weirdly, at one stage the numbers even seemed to rise at a mathematically uniform rate. Withholding the truth makes it incredibly difficult for the rest of the world to prepare, to understand and learn about this virus! CCP's tactics meant the world lost valuable time and knowledge in its response to the new health threat.
Wuhan is connected globally by an international airport. Covid-19 is asymtomatic and highly contagious (estimated R0 = 3 - 6.7). Certainly by the end of December 2019 CCP knew there was a problematic Covid-19 outbreak because 3,000 healthcare professionals had been infected. This was WEEKS before the lockdown of Wuhan, all the while Covid-19 was being spread domestically and internationally by airline passengers from the city; 60,00 Wuhan residents flew to international destinations. When the Wuhan lockdown finally came, roughly 5 million people (out of 11 million total population) had already departed or escaped Wuhan; some of these people and their contacts, while not showing any symptoms of illness, undoubtedly went on to infect communities worldwide.
In early January 2020 all the confirmed Covid-19 cases were in China, about which the rest of the world knew almost nothing. This meant that other countries and communities that were soon going to be affected did not know what was going on with Covid-19, nor knew what needed to be done to contain its spread and protect healthy people worldwide from what was clearly CCP's problem!
Being a novel coronavirus it has no known antidote or pharmaceutical cure, and humans have no antibodies for it. We can only use NPI (Non-Pharmaceutical Initiatives) to control the spread of the contagion. This failure of CCP to correctly inform the WHO and the world, and its failure to appropriately address what is a public health crisis in China has in effect meant that instead of containment we now have a pandemic to deal with.
Given this incompetence in government it is no wonder the world is unable to deal with issues like global climate change! The coronavirus pandemic is a jolt for humanity, to awaken our consciousness, our awareness.
Some of us have watched videos on social media of Covid-19 infected people in China deliberately infecting others - e.g. licking or spitting on elevator buttons - and many of us have been horrified at such anti-social behaviour (here's a further example)! The truth is that this is EXACTLY what CCP is now doing worldwide to EVERYONE! CCP acts selfishly, lacks humanity and has no broad sense of social conscience.
There is ample evidence to indicate that China has not met it's obligations to the World by banning the sale and human consumption of wild animals (see the VOX video below).
The last serious outbreak of a coronavirus was SARS in 2002-2003 which started in China and was caused, according to Chinese scientists, by humans eating cave dwelling horseshoe bats from Yunnan Province, China.
The ONLY people who can afford to eat expensive wildlife in China are the well-paid corrupt CCP officials!
So how and why is this tiny minority of corrupt, rich people able to put the WHOLE WORLD AT RISK?
It is a sad fact that now many individual people globally are paying the price of health, time and their own money, just so that CCP bureaucrats can eat wild animals! The Hong Kong government on February 26, 2020 announced in its annual budget a boost in hospital spending to help combat the Wuhan virus, plus a massive US$15billion bailout of businesses and individuals suffering financially.
CCP, Xi Jinping : when are you going to recompense the people of Hong Kong? By the way, you have not yet paid up for our SARS outbreak expenses from 2002-2003!
The world needs truth - not more CCP face-saving lies!
There is a need to apportion blame in this Covid-19 pandemic so that this does not happen again.
There is a need to hold those responsible accountable for their actions; including financially. [Update 7 April 2020. China Could Face Lawsuits Totaling Trillions Over Handling of Coronavirus].
We need FACTS because it is time for the world to recognise that CCP is the virus and get rid of it for everyone's sake!
An international independent inquiry is the only way to get to the truth, to make corrections and to improve our global openness, accountability and transparency.
An independent inquiry on Covid-19 must make public its findings and make clear its recommendations for changes. Further, in light of China's obligations there must be an independent inquiry to investigate :
- China's actions during the Covid-19 outbreak
- China's relationship with United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and its broader influence in the UN
- China's use of coercion with WHO and other UN Agencies
The battle with Covid-19 is also the battle with CCP
Currently we keep seeing that the CCP, working as a virus, is spreading its misinformation and propaganda to serve its own interests. While many people know this CCP tactic of manipulating and controlling the narrative (see our blog on CCP propaganda), fewer people globally are aware of their coercive tactics (see our blogs on CCP coercion and how its used).
A senior Communist Party official has called for the people of Coronavirus-hit Wuhan to be given "gratitude education". This call comes after a video went viral on social media showing Wuhan residents haranguing vice premier Sun Chunlan, shouting "it's all fake" from the windows of their apartments as she inspected a neighborhood in the city.
Many people, for example, were disturbed and unnerved by flattering comments made by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (WHO Director-General) about China and the coronavirus outbreak. The reasons given for renaming the Wuhan virus as Covid-19 were laughable, for instance. A lot of people have doubts about the ability of the WHO to act as a global leader to combat this crisis. They are not alone in questioning the relationship between generous sponsors of UN bodies, and the unfettered ability of those organisations to do the work that falls within their gambit. It's about dirty politics and corruption, power games and bureaucracy, favouritism and political sensitivity, grandstanding and influence, and it's not about the truth!.
We can see that the CCP is acting exactly like a virus, continuing it's viral campaign:
Whereas before the U.S. and many other countries believed there was value economically and politically in working with China, now many will be re-evaluating the extent of their engagement and commitment. We live in a different world now, and the coronavirus outbreak has lessons to teach us about honesty, about our interconnectedness, and about humanity.
Legal background & obligations
We need to think about what the government of Hong Kong (HK) should be doing amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Since CCP, through its 'one country, two systems' policy exerts control over the SAR, we should ask whether the HK government is meeting its obligations to the people.
Reference is made here to HK’s Department of Justice Treaties obligations signed and ratified by HK Government. (Bold format has been added on some quoted text).
In the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 25:
“1. Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
2. Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.”
HK's Basic Law:
In addition to being included in UN Treaties signed and ratified by HK the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) are also included in Hong Kong’s Basic Law Article 39.
Under ICCPR article 6.1 “Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life.”
Under ICESCR article 12 “1. The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.
2. The steps to be taken by the States Parties to the present Covenant to achieve the full realization of this right shall include those necessary for:
(a) The provision for the reduction of the stillbirth-rate and of infant mortality and for the healthy development of the child;
(b) The improvement of all aspects of environmental and industrial hygiene;
(c) The prevention, treatment and control of epidemic, endemic, occupational and other diseases;
(d) The creation of conditions which would assure to all medical service and medical attention in the event of sickness.”
United Nations World Health Organization (WHO):
Under Treaties sub-section “Health” HK Department of Justice has signed and ratified the UN’s WHO “International Health Regulations” (IHR) (2005).
The purpose and scope of WHO’s International Health Regulations IHR (2005) are “to prevent, protect against, control and provide a public health response to the international spread of disease in ways that are commensurate with and restricted to public health risks, and which avoid unnecessary interference with international traffic and trade.”
The IHR (2005) contain a range of innovations, including:
(a) a scope not limited to any specific disease or manner of transmission, but covering “illness or medical condition, irrespective of origin or source, that presents or could present significant harm to humans”;
(b) State Party obligations to develop certain minimum core public health capacities;
(c) obligations on States Parties to notify WHO of events that may constitute a public health emergency of international concern according to defined criteria;
(d) provisions authorizing WHO to take into consideration unofficial reports of public health events and to obtain verification from States Parties concerning such events;
(e) procedures for the determination by the Director-General of a “public health emergency of international concern” and issuance of corresponding temporary recommendations, after taking into account the views of an Emergency Committee;
(f) protection of the human rights of persons and travellers; and
(g) the establishment of National IHR Focal Points and WHO IHR Contact Points for urgent communications between States Parties and WHO.
CCP is a virus that creates viruses.
Get rid of CCP to help the world return to health!
18 March 2020. A Wuhan lab that identified COVID-19 as a highly contagious pathogen in late December was ordered by local officials to stop tests and destroy samples. Beijing is now scrambling to censor the story The Times
20 March 2020. Wuhan Residents Take 'Zero Cases' Claim With Pinch of Salt
27 March 2020. Can we forgive China? By Brahma Chellaney
13 April 2020 CNN Beijing tightens grip over coronavirus research, amid US-China row on virus origin. These restrictions are designed by CCP to stop the origin of this coronavirus from being made public!
17 April 2020 SCMP Coronavirus outbreak may have started in September, say British scientists
23 April 2020 RTHK Australia calls for plan to end wet wildlife markets
9 May 2020 Taiwan News China asked WHO to cover up coronavirus outbreak: German intelligence service
8 May 2020 Vanity Fair If 80% of Americans Wore Masks, COVID-19 Infections Would Plummet, New Study Says