World Health Organisation supports reopening of Chinese wet markets.

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    it's their food supply, many do not have the refrigeration needed, so they buy the livestock alive.... but I agree, the WHO should have stayed silent on it
     
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    have to wonder how the ops article got it so wrong
     
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    Does this mean that you approve of the practice?

    Why do you think that?
     
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    If that’s where the pandemic started, why would they stay silent about it?
     
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    No direct quote. I should have done better with my sourcing. I'm still trying to figure this one out - it's a bit confusing. I'm seeing the following quotes attributed to the WHO being thrown around:

    Wet markets are crucial sources of food and should be allowed to continue trading. But it is necessary to regulate them and introduce measures to decrease the risk of transmission of diseases at them.

    Wet markets and other food markets do not need to be closed down.

    If these quotes were accurate, then it would certainly look like the WHO is supporting wet markets, albeit with regulations.

    Yeah - are you referring to a particular part?

    I don't see a quote in there in which the WHO specifically urges China to close them. Are you referring to a particular quote?
     
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    Only the radio host mentioned WHO supporting wet markets. The person being interviewed said nothing about it at all, not even a hint with agreeing with her comment. The only mention of WHO supporting wet markets is in the title of the web page and repeated in the main body
    "Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Dr Nabarro said while WHO is not able to tell governments what to do, their advice is to close wet markets" He replied: “You know how WHO and other parts of the international system work – we don’t have the capacity to police the world. Instead, what we have to do is offer advice and guidance, and there’s very clear advice from the Food and Agriculture Organisation and WHO that said there are real dangers in these kinds of environments.. "

    Above is clearly NOT support to opening wet markets. Also wet markets can be found in New York and no doubt in other US cities too. Don't Aborigines have similar markets regarding bush meat?

    Factory farms are not too dissimilar to wet markets except they are behind closed doors.
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    "Their advice is to CLOSE wet markets." - this isn't reflected in Navarro's quote.
     
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    He literally answers "yes" at 2:20:42 on the radio interview when asked by the interviewer "the advice to China on wet markets is to close them, is it?"
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000h8fs
     
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    I missed the pictures of bats, scorpians, rats, songbirds, and snakes penned up for US consumption.
     
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    Maybe not those animals but have a look at this wet market in NY:
     
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    Ask yourself who is patronizing those markets.
    #Build the wall
     
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    Are you a Vegan?
     
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    youtube has several under cover videos of wet markets in SE Asia, they are horrible. I keep seeing those bears raised in cages their entire lives, makes me want to puke.
     
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    Americans?
     
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    it means if they would starve if they did not do it, then they need to be helped to do otherwise

    do we make it illegal to own pets, to buy chickens, ect....

    some have said dogs and cats can catch, only a matter of time for them to mutate to a version a human can catch as well
     
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    general livestock can give you qfever.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q_fever

    mad cow disease... also a happy thing.

    So far the west has had a lot of them.
    Not so keen to add the place of origin though.
     
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    China previously banned the consumption and trade of dangerous wild animals that are known to transmit coronaviruses. Not all wet markets in China trade live animals, and when they do, the animals are mostly live chickens, ducks and other forms of poultry. WHO supported to reopen China's wet markets as long as they are not allowed to sell illegal wildlife for food. The Aussie news outlets misinterpreted WHO's statement by omitting this important condition and they are not very good at reporting international news unlike British or American outlets.

     
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    All multi national organizations should go to hell.
     
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    How the hell did you come across this? Great work. Did you actually listen to the entire 3 hour broadcast? So how do you explain the contradictory quotes seen even in the Washington Post?
     
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    Although, there is this contradicting information:

    Why do you say that?
     
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    "Catch" what?
     
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