@blumenkraft a talking point from American Conservative Media POV is the President of WHO is not a good leader so why should we follow their guidance? I’ve only heard Conservative Media complain about this.
@Kabuku I’ve heard from Conservative Media, pundits say that smoke stacks are good for the economy and that environmental regulation under the Obama Administration hurt the environment. Makes no sense. /@blumenkraft
@jacobrealo That mindset says, “Following mammon is a tough job but someone’s gotta do it.” I don’t know anyone in my circle who’s explicitly for mining and yet.. mining is making a comeback in places like Alaska. Makes no sense. /@blumenkraft
@Kabuku the States and it’s people are divided over what good leadership looks like; what would make that scenario better by serving under a global organization that other countries have say about? That’s a slap to the face for 50% Americans.
@j_r_snook “serving” isn’t something the WHO is set up to oversee. It’s not a government, it’s an organisation which combines health data at all levels, funds research, and provides critical information. The CDC used to be informed by the WHO but now... ?
@j_r_snook the reason for why there should be a WHO is the same reason why there are doctors. people don't want to die from weird diseases. health authorities are common on a regional, on a national, and on an international level.
@j_r_snook the reason for its existence is due to the fact that in some cases, you need nations to work together in order to work effectively in the face of health issues. then you need a coordinating organization.
@blumenkraft I don’t doubt they are charitable; I’m just questioning the load of authority they carry over nations. If they don’t act as a government, then what’s the alarm if a nation ceases to listen to them?
@blumenkraft well if they are only giving recommendations, then they are mostly harmless. However for a country to get all of its a data from one organization would be alarming. Who ever controls the organization controls that country.
@j_r_snook i really think you have a wrong impression about the WHO. they help poor countries out. this is in all our interest. a pandemic successfully fought in, say, Tanzania, means no pandemic in your country. ½
@33MHz well, when the US runs out headless, it's only logical that China would take over the lead (since they are the de facto hegemony anyway). the US also canceled a lot of pandemic research projects during the pandemic. no words... // @j_r_snook