Read in the news that Trump is slamming WHO over handling of the Corona Virus .
As always, decide to read WHO Recommendations and analysis of the Corona Virus. All WHO situation reports are online from the first report January 21. Focused in the first few reports to understand how WHO handled the situation and what were the recommendations.
In my opinion, the following advisory published January 24th is problematic :
“With the information currently available for the novel coronavirus, WHO advises that measures to limit the risk of exportation or importation of the disease should be implemented, without unnecessary restrictions of international traffic.”
The advisory recommend screening people in exit and entrance of international ports, when there was not enough information if all patients are symptomatic.
This argument is quite political right now, and obviously the most important thing is to contain the virus and get back to our normal lives, but I certainly hope WHO and the international community will study from this and react faster in the future.
And a word about Taiwan, which is not a member of the WHO .
Taiwan learned SARS lessons and reacted faster, closing borders, monitoring and containing faster than other countries while not getting any assistance or information from WHO.