From Elze van Hamelen, a kindred spirit in the Netherlands:
Just sharing this information. The establishment of a WHO Epidemic intelligence unit was announced by Merkel and Tedros yesterday.
For the Netherlands there was symbolic relevance, as we celebrate the liberation from the Nazis on that day (not much to celebrate). It was announced an hour after Merkel gave the Fifth of May speech on Dutch national television, which was beyond inappropriate. The day before – May 4, when we remember the dead from WWII– the theme has shifted from remembering the Holocaust to reflecting on issues of diversity, racial inequality and self-criticism – so as not to offend the ‘Woke’ people.
So the new Fuhrer gives our ‘liberation’ speech, while one of our few national traditions is turning into a struggle session that destroys both culture and history in a clean swoop. Meanwhile, making comparisons between the current events and the Nazi period is considered ‘hate speech’ and provokes ‘moral’ outrage. It is better not to think or remember the Holocaust altogether, so this current Holocaust remains a collective blind spot for as long as possible.
Anyway, this is the news:
Joint virtual event with H.E. German Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela MERKEL, WHO Director−General Dr. Tedros Adhanom GHEBREYESUS and H.E. German Federal Minister of Health Jens SPAHN, on “WHO Global Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence”
Date and Time: Wednesday, 05 May 2021 at 13:30-14:00 CEST (Geneva/Berlin time)
Subject: Joint virtual event with H.E. German Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela MERKEL, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom GHEBREYESUS and H.E. German Federal Minister of Health Jens SPAHN, on the establishment of the “WHO Global Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence”
The new Hub is to expand and augment the capabilities of WHO and of countries in preparing and responding to epidemic and pandemic risks. It will act as a global Hub and function as a platform, interacting with Member States and other partners from around the world.
With best regards,
Elze van Hamelen