Monday, May 18, 2009

What's good for the WHO also good for the IPCC?

Andrew Bolt

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 01:54pm

If only the UN’s climate change alarmists at the IPCC were challenged the way the UN’s health alarmists at WHO are:
World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Margaret Chan on Monday warned that the world might be facing the calm before a swine flu storm as she faced pressure from Britain and other nations not to rush into declaring a pandemic.... At the moment there are more than 8,800 confirmed cases of the flu in 40 countries with more than 70 deaths…
Britain’s Health Secretary Alan Johnson led calls for caution, backed by New Zealand, Switzerland, and the head of the Pan American Health Organisation, the WHO’s regional body for the Americas.
“I think you, as you and others have said, need more time, we need more time to study this,” Johnson said, adding that it was crucial to ensure public support for the influenza alert system following the swine flu outbreak. The general public would find it “bemusing” if WHO followed a “mechanistic” plan based on future concerns without carefully considering the current severity of the virus, he added. Based on current evidence, scientists say the new virus appears to be no more dangerous than seasonal flu.

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