Updated: May 20, 2020
Fun fact: Did you know that billionaire turned presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is in with the WHO?
What’s his role?
What does his role with the organization’s bio say?
As a philanthropist, Bloomberg has given more than $4.3 billion in support of education, the environment, government innovation, the arts, and public health. His philanthropic investments in public health aim to combat widespread health hazards by spreading proven solutions that protect more people and save more lives. These investments include initiatives to eradicate polio and reduce deaths by noncommunicable diseases by tackling global tobacco use, drowning, and obesity, and improving access to maternal health care. Bloomberg has paid special attention to unmet health needs. To stem deaths and injuries caused by traffic crashes, he has lead efforts to improve road safety, and in 2015, he joined the Australian government to co-fund a $100 million initiative to improve health data systems in low- and middle-income countries.
Polio was once one of the most feared diseases in the U.S. In the early 1950s, before polio vaccines were available, polio outbreaks caused more than 15,000 cases of paralysis each year. Following introduction of vaccines—specifically, trivalent inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) in 1955 and trivalent oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) in 1963—the number of polio cases fell rapidly to less than 100 in the 1960s and fewer than 10 in the 1970s.
Well Mike, the WHO needs you and your dollars now!
The World Health Organization is set to decide Thursday whether to declare the new coronavirus, which has sickened thousands and sparked concern around the world, a public health emergency of international concern.
The organization deliberated for two days last week on the same issue but declined to declare a global emergency at the time. Since then, however, patients from Germany, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus without having visited China. The new coronavirus is in the same family of viruses as the common cold and SARS.
And it’s really crappy that you, Mike, have let one of your favorite cities succumb to the virus (and in doing so having caused China to be screwed and for other countries to now have the problem on their soil). I guess running for office to spite Donald Trump is more important:
So, Wuhan took on Bloomberg’s agenda, and where are they now?
The deadly coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has officially spread to every region of the country.
Cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, officially called 2019 n-CoV, have been confirmed in all 34 of China's major regions, after the National Health Commission said Thursdaythat a person in the southwestern frontier region of Tibet had contracted the disease.
There are now 7,711 confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland, with 10 in Hong Kong, seven in Macau, and eight in Taiwan.
Bodies are piling up in Wuhan’s hospitals, leaving alive patients exposed to corpses.
So, Mike, why not help one of your cities and the WHO? They need medical supplies and PPE (personal protective equipment) in order to help keep them safe. They helped with YOUR agenda, and their prize for doing so is being left to fend for themselves in a crisis situation? I guess it’s more important to eat ”big gay ice cream” for campaign ads than help your friends who are in deep crap.