In yet another case of selective media bias-by-omission, an ominous slip of the tongue was issued by World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during a press availability for Geneva journalists on December 20, 2021.
Suffice to say, had an official with the Trump Administration made a comment that clearly implied the Omicron booster shot could be deadly (especially when given to children)…
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… this clip wouldn’t have been virtually erased from any possibility of public view, let alone be explained away.
A video showing the head of World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, speaking about prioritizing vaccination efforts for poorer countries and more vulnerable populations over giving booster shots to children has been misconstrued online. While the scene highlighted online is authentic, users have misconstrued his message. A WHO spokesperson told Reuters the sentence was the result of a slip of the tongue.
Oh, but it didn’t stop there.
Contacted by Reuters, a WHO spokesperson said Tedros “got stuck on the first syllable [of children] ‘chil’ and it came out sounding like ‘cil/kil.’ He then correctly pronounced the same syllable immediately after, with it coming out audibly as ‘cil-children’,” the spokesperson said.
“Any other interpretation of this is 100% incorrect,” the spokesperson added.
— Reuters, 12/29/21
Funny, it didn’t sound like the kind of slip of the tongue we’re used to (see Joe Biden).
Ghebreyesus’ statement was quite deliberate and given the media “fact check” and clip censorship, there’s obviously more to the known side effects of the booster than the unelected would have the public know.
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