The World Health Organization’s Puerile Squabbles Will Cause Untold Deaths

The World Health Organization’s Puerile Squabbles Will Cause Untold Deaths

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Posted: Mar 22, 2022 12:01 AM

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It is widely known that the World Health Organization (WHO) did not cover itself in glory at the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak. Despite reports all over the world of the virus escaping the confines of China, it was not until mid-March 2020 that the WHO finally conceded that widespread community transmission was occurring and officially declared a pandemic.News from Canada this past week suggests that the taxpayer-funded WHO is failing the global population once again by declaring that it will “very likely” not approve the first Canadian-produced Covid vaccine. This is based on the bizarre premise that a tobacco company owns a minority share interest in the company which manufactures the vaccine.This is the first plant-based Covid vaccination, and has been developed by Medicago, a Quebec-based company in a joint enterprise with pharmaceutical giant Glaxo SmithKline Beecham. Canadian authorities have approved it for use but the WHO has denied emergency approval because Philip Morris International owns a 21 percent stake in Medicago.The vaccine is manufactured in a fast-growing relative of the tobacco plant which enables doses to be produced in weeks, rather than months, as is the case with traditional methods. Furthermore, as the plants are grown in greenhouses and not a lab, the vaccines can be produced locally in low and middle-income countries instead of relying on expensive technology elsewhere.Developing nations have been crying out for supplies of vaccinations through the Covax scheme, which is a partnership between the WHO and two international groups with the aim of providing vaccines to hundreds of millions of people inneed around the world.  The good news is that Canada has m …

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