(PoliticalLookout.Com)- Following President Donald Trump’s announcement that he was withdrawing all funding to the World Health Organization while their conduct is investigated, the global health organization has begun a damage control operation involving celebrities. The WHO has been accused of trusting China’s false data in the early days of the outbreak and endangering the lives of people all over the world by failing to declare a global health emergency sooner.
The group remains convinced, however, that they haven’t done anything wrong. This despite the fact that it praised China’s “transparency” on multiple occasions, and directed baseless smears against Taiwan.
On Saturday, the WHO sponsored a global concert aired to NBC, ABC, and CBS. “One World: Together at Home,” featured Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Fallon, and featured global superstars Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, the Killers, and even the Rolling Stones. The concert was aired to “boost morale” for people all over the country who are stuck at home, waiting for the economy to open.
In a similar vein to the original Live Aid concerts, the event was designed to raise money for a COVID-19 relief fund set up specifically for the event. It didn’t go down too well with everybody, though.
The New York Post, one of the few sane publications left in New York, branded it “insufferable” and “lousy,” suggesting it achieved the impossible task of making us “feel even worse about our already miserable circumstances.”
Doesn’t look like the sponsorship could have helped the WHO too much!
The controversial global health organization used its sponsorship to explain to the American people why the role they play is so important.
“#COVID19 has taken so much from us, but it has also given us a unique opportunity: to put aside our differences, to break down barriers, to see and seek the best in each other, to lift our voices for #HealthForAll,” the WHO director-general said.
The statement was echoed by Maria Van Kerkhove, the chief of the coronavirus response team at the WHO.
“We are all in this together,” she said. “Trust in science and know that the world is working hard on a vaccine and treatments. Keep being kind to one another and always find joy in your days.”
Is a concert enough for you to forgive the WHO for failing to act on the virus sooner?