The World Health Organization (WHO) has once again warned governments against imposing travel restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus, saying that the closing of borders would stoke “fear and stigma”.
Is it just me or does anyone else find it odd that an organization that’s supposed to be concerned with international public health has chosen political correctness and the free flow of goods and people over real-world action that would work to stop the spread of this dangerous virus? Perplexing, isn’t it?
Officially, more than 20,000 people have been infected with the corona virus, with tens of thousands more believed to be infected. Despite all of this, the WHO’s primary concern still lies with refraining from hurting people’s feelings and maintaining the unrestricted movement of people throughout the globe.
Recently, in a public statement, the Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that imposing travel bans “can have the effect of increasing fear and stigma, with little public health benefit.”
“Where such measures have been implemented, we urge that they are short in duration, proportionate to the public health risks, and are reconsidered regularly as the situation evolves,” Ghebreyesus added.
Despite the chief globalist health minister’s “warnings”, at least 22 governments around the world have already decided against taking heed to his advice, and have gone ahead and implemented travel restrictions. Apparently, some heads of state believe that such restrictions have a clear public health benefit.
It’s nice to know that some nation-states still put the health and well-being of their people above global commerce and free movement of non-citizens.
As for those who are still desperately clutching to their globalism before everything ideology, one wonders what it would take for them to question their deeply entrenched belief system which elevates the free movement of people, uber-egalitarianism, and global commerce above literally everything else.
Would a global pandemic that claims the lives of hundreds of thousands of people do it? What about millions of lives? Billions?