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What reforms do you think are needed at the World Health Organization (WHO)?

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They need to focus more on developing countries which are suffering most from coronavirus.

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in addition to Recless' suggestion, the need financing that is independent of individual countries. How, I don't know, but health issues should not be politicized.

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One way to clean it up would be to shut it down.

But that's not likely to happen.

Otherwise, let Taiwan in to represent China, and kick the PRC out until the CCP is no longer in power. And have member nations contribute as a % of their GDP, and prevent individuals, NPOS and corporations from donating to minimise the risk of conflicts of interest.

Right now Bill Gates and his associated foundations are the second-largest donors (https://open.who.int/2018-19/contributors/contributor)

This gives them tremendous influence in how the WHO acts, and the messages WHO sends out. Given that Gates has large investments in the pharmaceutical industry and spends a lot of time pushing vaccination, this is a bit concerning in light of current events.

Potentially why the WHO was saying in the early days that masks are unnecessary was to speed up the spread, creating a panic so that guess who could offer the magic solution. It could then reverse its decision a few months later when the damage was already done, claiming that "the facts have changed."

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Let the independent country of Taiwan be a full member. That would be my first change.

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Potentially why the WHO was saying in the early days that masks are unnecessary was to speed up the spread, creating a panic so that guess who could offer the magic solution. It could then reverse its decision a few months later when the damage was already done, claiming that "the facts have changed."

The most obvious reason is that facts actually changed. If there is no evidence of the efficacy of masks at diminishing the spreading of the disease, and if there are only very limited amount of cases in the community it makes all the sense of the world not to blindly recommend for everybody to use them, specially if there is not even enough production for the hospital environment where it actually had some proof of efficacy.

After it became clear that asymptomatic and presymptomatic people were an important part of the spreading, that masks actually had value to interrupt this, and when it was much more likely to have encounters with infected people in the general population then (and only then) the recommendation had to change.

Lots of people are used to be told what to do without any kind of real foundation, but scientific authorities have the responsibility of only recommending things when objective valid information allows them to do it. It may take some time for some to get used for this, but it is actually the correct way to do it.

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Serve the people of the world, of all nations equally. Don't be bought by dictatorships to play their political games. Clean house because you know the top people have fattened their overseas accounts.

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Have a rule that won't allow countries to donate supplies and finances beyond a certain percentage of their GDP, as well allow governments to intervene in the WHO's internal affairs. An international organization should be run internationally and not just by a select few powerful countries that can theoretically manipulate the WHO according to their needs. Agree with the posters above me, I could not have said it any better.

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Maybe they should stop taking communist money?

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Telling the truth would be a good start. But then all of their top investors and money lenders are... well, no matter.

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Potentially why the WHO was saying in the early days that masks are unnecessary was to speed up the spread, creating a panic so that guess who could offer the magic solution. It could then reverse its decision a few months later when the damage was already done, claiming that "the facts have changed."

Whoops! Tinfoil sales up again....

This Bill Gates conspiracy is laughable.... what next... the lizard people are behind gates?

The WHO needs to have a central fund where countries deposit their funds anonymously. That would silence the conspiracy theorists and certain Presidents... possibly...

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