A World Health Organization official said she suspected human-to-human transmission of coronavirus "right from the start," but echoed Chinese talking points.
H/T: Daily Caller
“Right from the start, from the first notification we received on the 31st of December, given that this was a cluster of pneumonia — I’m a MERS specialist, so my background is in coronaviruses and influenza — so immediately thought, given that this is a respiratory pathogen, that of course there may be human-to-human transmission,” Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove said in a press briefing Monday.
Taiwan accusing World Health Org. @WHO of downplaying the severity and spread of the coronavirus in an attempt to pander to China even after Taiwan sounded the alarm about at least 7 cases of atypical pneumonia in Wuhan where the virus originatedhttps://t.co/Y2Ad870abY— Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) April 14, 2020
Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China🇨🇳. pic.twitter.com/Fnl5P877VG— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 14, 2020
"I'm not happy with the World Health Organization." pic.twitter.com/BqqkI0iRF8— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) April 14, 2020