Comment by tonytran2015: The daily Situation Report by WHO is an insult to the intelligence of readers: 1. China with a population of nearly 2 billion people has less fatality than Australia with only 20+ million people and with expensive free health care. 2. Countries are grouped according to their influence on WHO: European region is overcrowded with high fatalities and includes even Israel. The World has not been partitioned for ease of analysis.
There is an excellent article in The Tyee, by Andrew Nikiforuk, in which he says that “The world is now paying a frightful price for a historical accident. It is this: a highly disruptive and novel virus happened to emerge first in China, a high-tech surveillance state that, despite the experience of SARS, remains allergic to the truth and fearful of transparency … [and] … Compounding the cost to humanity is China’s influence over the World Health Organization, which has whitewashed its public health analysis and prescriptions at this crucial moment.“