As a counter-point to the WHâ€™s false claim that it has ended the pandemic, sits the WHOâ€™s latest consideration of the circumstances of the pandemic.
Ars, quoting White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, reports that the WH has given up:
â€œI mean, when we look at this, weâ€™re going to defeat the virus. Weâ€™re not going to control it. We will try to contain it as best we can,â€ he told reporters outside the White House yesterday. He again emphasized the need for therapeutics and vaccines.
But here is WHOâ€™s consideration of the implications of trumpâ€™s non-action:
[WHO Executive Director Michael Ryan] also offered a grim caution of what can happen when countries and governments do not try to control the virus. He noted that in April and March many places in the world, including some in the US, used â€œmitigationâ€â€”he used air quotes for this wordâ€”as their strategy and â€œemergency rooms were overwhelmed and we were rolling freezer trucks up to the back of hospitals,â€ he said. â€œThatâ€™s the reality of mitigating a disease in the face of a tsunami of cases. You run out of capacity to cope and that is the fear right now.â€
These are not two different perspectives clashing; the WHO is drawing out implications that the WH refuses to consider.