WHO Principal Legal Officer Steven Solomon – WHO COVID-19 Daily Press briefing on 04/05/20

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WHO Principal Legal Officer Steven Solomon replying to a question from a journalist at the WHO Daily Press briefing on COVID-19 from the 4th of May 2020.

Full press conference can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/LFCn0Gp_9aQ

More information on WHO’s COVID-19 Response (and version of this press conference with interpretation in six UN languages)
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

24 COMMENTS

  1. reading its email contents as verbatim to the public. Taiwan never thought this was coming that how shameful of them of spinning stories as WHO lawmaker put it. It about science with data to support a claim. Of course, some people choose to believe the tabloid news, hilarious to read that disinfection can kill CV19 inside a human body.

  2. We know to Little of the Corona virus, Lets study it becourse from hiv virus after 8 jears you can get aids, and the virus have 8 receptors One is Like hiv virus. Take your vitamine D and C.

  3. Your misinformation campaign in the beginning has costed almost 300.000 lives. How can you go on as if your should be trusted?

  4. WHO=Bill Gates inc. your time is running out evil criminals that lied to the world, the people are waking up and do not consent to your NWO, you will not control and enslave us

  5. WHO should investigate USA Fort Derick & Greenspring ‘flu-like-incidents’ September 2019 to uncover if there’s any cover-up!

  6. He is still there in spite of millions petitioning for his resignation he is shameless and treacherous. It is our money paying him we should have a right to shut these dangerous organisations down.

  7. So… Before December 31st as per your statement, before Taiwan contacted WHO related to this pendemic you had other correspondence about this issue
    So you know for longer
    Who were these other countries that gave you the information?
    How long before December 31st?
    Why only after Taiwan emailed you took action?
    Who are you WHO and UN to call a country like China to be the head of a sovereign country as Taiwan?
    As far as I know Taiwan is an independent country.
    Why the China CCP speak for Taiwan?
    Who are you people to take away the sovereignty and independence of a country?
    What legal right you have to make this decision???

  8. Taiwan should really blame US for the one China Policy, specifically Nixon Era !! Unless they want to declare independence without US, China, and the world consent. Then, they can figure out and regret how that is going end up !

  9. In response to WHO’s denial that Taiwan ever alerted it to the possibility of human-to-human transmission of COVID-19, the Central Epidemic Command Center makes the following statement, April 11:

    The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) learned from online sources that there had been at least seven cases of atypical pneumonia in Wuhan, China. In China, the term “atypical pneumonia” is commonly used to refer to SARS, a disease transmitted between humans caused by coronavirus.

    Owing to its experience with the SARS epidemic in 2003, Taiwan vigilantly kept track of information about the new outbreak. On December 31, 2019, Taiwan sent an email to the International Health Regulations (IHR) focal point under the World Health Organization (WHO), informing WHO of its understanding of the disease and also requesting further information from WHO. Given the lack of clarity at the time, as well as the many rumors that were circulating, Taiwan’s aim was to ensure that all relevant parties remained alert, especially since the outbreak occurred just before the Lunar New Year holiday, which typically sees tremendous amounts of travel. To be prudent, in the email we took pains to refer to atypical pneumonia, and specifically noted that patients had been isolated for treatment. Public health professionals could discern from this wording that there was a real possibility of human-to-human transmission of the disease. However, because at the time there were as yet no cases of the disease in Taiwan, we could not state directly and conclusively that there had been human-to-human transmission.

    The Taiwan CDC also contacted the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention in a bid to obtain more information. However, in response to our inquiries, the WHO IHR focal point only responded with a short message stating that Taiwan’s information had been forwarded to expert colleagues; China provided only a press release.

    Even though Taiwan strongly suspected that human-to-human transmission of the disease was already occurring at the time, we were unable to gain confirmation through existing channels. Therefore, on the day the aforementioned email was sent to WHO, the Taiwan government activated enhanced border control and quarantine measures based on the assumption that human-to-human transmission was in fact occurring. These measures included screening passengers on flights from Wuhan prior to disembarkation.

    In mid-January, the Taiwan CDC dispatched experts to Wuhan to gain a better understanding of the epidemic, the control measures taken there, and patients’ exposure history. Based on preliminary research, Taiwan determined that this form of pneumonia could indeed spread via human-to-human transmission.

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