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The secrecy of WHO surrounding the new Ebola epidemic was underlined when WHO spokesperson Gregory Härtl refused to reveal the names of the people who sit on WHO’s new key Emergency Committee, sparking concerns that the UN health body is once more concealing pharmaceutical conflicts of interests.
In an astonishing email exchange on Friday, Hartl not only refused to reveal the names of key advisors; he also refused to answer simple, factual questions about the Ebola epidemic unfolding in Guinea.
He even denied there were any plans to declare an epidemic – and trigger “contractual agreements” presumably for pandemic vaccines under new more elastic “interim” guidelines which apply to pandemics and epidemics. This, in spite of the media hype about Ebola’s rapid spread and danger, the French government putting a plane under quarantine and the UK government putting hospitals on alert.