Cholera Cover Up Charge Hurled at Tedros

The race for WHO Director-General took a brutal turn this weekend as a global health expert accused front-runner Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of covering up 3 cholera epidemics when he was health minister of Ethiopia from 2005 to 2012.

Saying the charge was part of a “last-minute smear campaign,” Tedros denied the accusation by Lawrence O. Gostin, director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. Gostin, who is informally advising David Nabarro in his run for DG, said Ethiopia has long denied its cholera outbreaks and that WHO “might lose its legitimacy” were it to be led by a representative of a country that covers up epidemics.

Nabarro said he did not know that Gostin would make the charge.

Source: The New York Times

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February 24, 2020

Such are the consequences today....

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