Retired U.S. general says new pandemic declaration on 'predicted schedule'
One former general called the WHO leader a "Marxist from Ethiopia, totally supported by the Chinese Communist Party."
Two retired U.S. generals, MG Paul Vallely of the Army and Thomas McInerney of the Air Force, are raising the alarm about the World Health Organization declaring monkeypox a global health emergency following the agency's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vallely said that despite the WHO's declaration, people should not be alarmed about monkeypox, which primarily affects gay and bisexual men. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed more than 22,000 monkeypox cases globally as of Friday.
"Although the declaration does not impose requirements on national governments, it serves as an urgent call for action. The WHO can only issue guidance and recommendations to its member states, not mandates. Member states are required to report events that pose a threat to global health," Vallely told The Epoch Times.
"Beware of this politically driven global organization that is funded by the global elite," he said.
The WHO declared monkeypox an international public health emergency on July 23, with WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus saying the virus "has spread around the world rapidly, through new modes of transmission, about which we understand too little."
"WHO Director Tedros is not a medical doctor, he is a Marxist from Ethiopia, totally supported by the Chinese Communist Party. He lied about C-19 from the beginning to cover for China," Vallely said in criticizing he WHO leader.
Congressional Republicans have accused Tedros for more than two years of siding with China during the pandemic.
McInerny said they thought another pandemic would be declared around now.
"They are right on our predicted schedule," McInerney explained, going on to stress his defiance against pandemic restrictions.
"We shall not conform to their guidelines, we must resist lockdowns... now is the time for America and the world and we the people to say no!" he said. "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me!"