The cut in funding to the W.H.O. doesn’t surprise us.
Does the gaslighting, blame game, attacks on globalism, and the political pettiness ever stop?
Chief Of Staff
It might help, by the way, if the new Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows had a four-year college degree,
Prior to December 2018, Meadows claimed to have received a Bachelor of Arts degree. When questions about his credentials arose during media speculation that he was under consideration to serve as White House chief of staff, Meadows amended his official House biography and other sources to indicate that his degree was an associate, not a bachelor’s. — Wikipedia
Hey, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, two of our greatest presidents didn’t have four-year university degrees. Washington earned a surveyor’s license at the College of William & Mary in Virginia and Lincoln, well, you know the stories.
Most, who think on their own, can speculate why Meadows does not. Simple Kakistocracy.
W.H.O Funding Cuts
Though we don’t know the details, the cut to WHO funding during a global pandemic is a huge mistake, in our opinion. More Americans and our international friends could die from the seasonal flu, for example, as the organization plays a huge role in developing your annual flu shots, folks.
It’s hard to believe any of the scientists would advocate for these cuts.
Trump said the review would cover the WHO’s “role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of coronavirus.”
Trump’s announcement comes in the middle of the worst global pandemic in decades and as he angrily defends his own handling of the outbreak in the United States. — CNN
The Making Of Your Annual Flu Shots
The seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine is designed to protect against the three or four influenza viruses research indicates are most likely to spread and cause illness among people during the upcoming flu season. Flu viruses are constantly changing, so the vaccine composition is reviewed each year and updated as needed based on which influenza viruses are making people sick, the extent to which those viruses are spreading, and how well the previous season’s vaccine protects against those viruses.
More than 100 national influenza centers in over 100 countries conduct year-round surveillance for influenza. This involves receiving and testing thousands of influenza virus samples from patients. The laboratories send representative viruses to five World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centers for Reference and Research on Influenza, which are located in the following places:
- Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC);
- London, United Kingdom (The Francis Crick Institute);
- Melbourne, Australia (Victoria Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory);
- Tokyo, Japan (National Institute for Infectious Diseases); and
- Beijing, China (National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention).
Twice a year, the World Health Organization (WHO) organizes a consultation with the Directors of the WHO Collaborating Centers, essential regulatory laboratories and representatives of key national laboratories and academies. They review the results of surveillance, laboratory, and clinical studies, and the availability of vaccine viruses and make recommendations on the composition of the influenza vaccine. These meetings take place in February for selection of the upcoming Northern Hemisphere’s seasonal influenza vaccine and in September for the Southern Hemisphere’s vaccine. WHO recommends specific vaccine viruses for inclusion in influenza vaccines, but then each country makes their own decision about which viruses should be included in influenza vaccines licensed in their country.
In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) makes the final decision about vaccine viruses for influenza vaccines to be sold in the U.S. Information about circulation of influenza viruses and available vaccine viruses is summarized and presented to an advisory committee of the FDA in February each year for the U.S. decision about which viruses to include in the upcoming season’s vaccine. — CDC
With a normal government, it would be safe to assume the funding cuts were well thought out, signed off by the government’s medical scientists, and would not put Americans at risk. This current American government is not normal so we can’t assume that.
Where we sit the funding cuts look like a classic case of projection.
The Trump administration clearly failed in its initial reaction to the global pandemic, which we think is reflected in the second tenet of the Serenity Prayer, which is so apropos during the lockdown.
God, grant me the Serenity, to accept the things I can not change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference.
Trump announced during his venting hour that the United States would cut funding to the World Health Organization. Emphasizing the country’s “duty to insist on full accountability,” Trump announced he would cease American funding to the WHO while a review is conducted to determine its role in “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.” – Intellegencer
Is Projection the Most Powerful Defense Mechanism?
Projection is a basic, self-protective defense, and a process which affects how people understand one another. When we project, we “put” part of ourselves onto other people, usually to “get rid of” something objectionable. It is as if we are throwing a part of ourselves outward and casting it, like the image from a movie projector, onto (really, into) the other person. It often plays out in relationship dysfunction, as the defensive activity bounces back and forth between us over time, operating beneath the radar without being addressed. – Psychology Today