A new report by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation denounces Chinese control of the World Health Organization, and how it damaged all of us in the current crisis
by Marco Respinti
The CCP governs through lies, and lies about the origins and spread of the coronavirus are the CCP’s means to turn the present pandemic into a propagandistic advantage. Many media outlets are blowing the whistle on this unprecedent fabrication of fake news. Bitter Winter is not the least of them.
A new Situation Brief by the China Studies Program of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VCMF) now connects all the dots. VCMF, based in Washington, D.C., is a public educational, research, and human rights foundation authorized by a unanimous Congressional Act, which was signed as Public Law 103-199 by President William J. Clinton on December 17, 1993. VCMF is devoted to commemorating the more than 100 million victims of Communism around the world. Its latest document, The Coronavirus Cover-Up: A Timeline, meticulously collects and contrasts the official news published by the CCP since December 2019, the official assertions by the World Health Organization (WHO) and what has really been going on since November 2019, when the first cases of COVID-19 were reported by medical doctors in China, who were promptly silenced by the authorities.
None of the information in the VCMF’s report is new or comes from confidential sources. Rather than a weakness, this is a strength of the report. The truth was already out there, and everybody can check the sources quoted in the 122 footnotes. In fact, the report argues, “the denial of information, outright fabrications, and disregard for human life—both within and outside of China’s borders—is so shocking and pervasive that the contracting of the virus by millions worldwide and the resultant death toll was not only foreseeable but entirely avoidable.” The world has been lied to, and in a very transparent way.
But the CCP has a partner in its lies. The VCMF’s report is in fact more than a summary of the ongoing CCP disinformation campaign. It “also demonstrates how the World Health Organization (WHO) has promoted and helped legitimize China’s false claims.”
While the CCP was silencing those who tried to warn the world, the WHO asked no serious questions, simply taking at face value the official version of a government known for its systematic contempt of human life, until it was simply too late. In this way, a UN agency that exists to respond to epidemics and pandemics granting people one of their most fundamental human right, i.e. health care, became the partner of the regime mostly responsible for the present carnage.
Three are the conclusions of VCMF. First, China “must be held accountable through demands for economic reparations and other sanctions pertaining to human rights”, something that many in the world are now considering. Secondly, China should “be suspended from full membership in the WHO.” And thirdly, the WHO itself should “be subject to immediate investigation and reform”.