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Petition Calling For Who Head’s Resignation Gains Traction


As of April 25, an online petition on Change.org has attracted more than 1 million signatures to call Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization (WHO), to function.

The petition was initiated by an anonymous Taiwanese activist named "Osuka Yip", from January 31. By the morning of April 25, the number of signatures had surpassed 1 million and is still increasing, although in some countries citizens must use circumvention tools to open petitions.

“We think that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is not suitable for the role of WHO Director-General. We urge you to resign immediately.”
the petition wrote.
Mr Tedros is facing criticism around the world for his mistreatment of the Covid-19 epidemic and his objection to the Chinese government's statement.

“On January 23, 2020, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus refused to declare a global health emergency while the corona virus had no effective treatment. The number of infected people and deaths increased 10 times in just 5 days. Partly because Tedros underestimated the danger of corona viruses.”
the petition argued.

The first case of Covid-19 infection is thought to occur in China on November 17, 2019. On January 14, 2020, WHO helped Beijing propaganda on Twitter:

“There is no clear evidence that human-to-human transmission of the new strain of coronavirus (2019-nCov) has been identified in Vũ. Han, China.”

The WHO tweet came a day before the first case of nCov infection in the US was reported as a man who flew from Wuhan to Washington. According to Foreign Policy, while officials around the world criticize Beijing for concealing information about the Covid-19 epidemic, WHO
"especially appreciates the commitment of the highest leadership and the transparency that China has.”
NHK newspaper said Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso said in the National Assembly that some people have even begun to call the World Health Organization China Health Organization and argue that the agency is incapable of doing so, nothing more than to repeat Beijing's diplomatic message.

President Trump announced on April 14 the suspension of funding for WHO. He said that:

“WHO has "failed to carry out its basic task and must be responsible for it".
Breitbart news agency said that this is not the first time Mr. Tedros had to catch criticism in the role of WHO Director General.

In October 2017, Tedros selected Robert Mugabe, the dictatorial leader of Zimbabwe as the WHO's "goodwill ambassador" in the fight against non-communicable diseases in Africa, sparking outrage from the public health professionals and human rights organizations. 

Finally, under pressure from the international community, Tedros was reluctant to give up his decision.


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