Dec. 16, 2021
Covid19 preparedness and response failures of Houston , Harris county and Texas USA.
Dr. Ntuba Akwo Thompson international political leader physician and communicator ' certified professional and expert global health and adviser of prime ministers and presidents has worked with Houston 'Harris county and Texas officials. In the USA national preparedness and response to Covid19 as a WHO certified national support flat form authority and recorded some successes and many failures and gaps in the USA and local governments responses.
Political correctness was top and center and vaccines nationalism was another problem .
Republicans never wanted to take advice from so-called democratic leaders of Houston and Harris county instead they followed the advise of republican governor Gregg Abbot of Texas ' who wanted Trump no masks and no shutting down of mass gatherings and injecting bleach and use of Ivermectin .
Dr Ntuba Akwo Thompson on many occasions warned the Houston and Harris county local government leaders of the possible death of expatriates and residents who were in the USA of Covid19 from their inaction .
Dr. Ntuba Akwo told the Houston and Harris team members and leaders to stop making mention and calling variants of the Virus Brazil or British variants as that could lead to stigmatization of Brazilian and or British Americans, an advise which mayor Turner agreed with before the WHO brought in the naming of the variants by Greek letters not by names of nations where the genomic sequencing picked them up.
Dr Ntuba Akwo Thompson was of the opinion that Americans were following the advice of Mr Donald Trump ' to not do more tests or tell the world of the situation of Covid19 in the USA .
Dr Ntuba Akwo Thompson ' asked the Houston Texas medical center authorities to show the world the different variants in America they were picking up in their genomic sequencing and never had answers.
Poll questions method of press conferences mostly used in uncivilized Banana republics was mostly used by those who feared the questions from global health communicators trained in Medicine and communication, doing a great disservice to the populations .
When questions were asked about the connection between Covid19 and tobacco smoke, we got answers that made no sense .
People went to address empty halls in the Districts of Houston ' fooling themselves that they were doing community Conversations and dialogues.
Governor Gregg Abbot came to Houston and politicking Covid19
case management work by saying Methodist Medical center or Hospital System was the best at the Texas medical center or medical district. Unfortunately, calling a Hospital district with multiple medical centers can create it's own problems. Methodist like Memorial Hermann each has it,s own infectious diseases department, and the is nothing like the infectious disease department of the texas medical center.
Dr. Peter Hottez and Dr. Calendar agreed with Dr Ntuba Akwo Thompson on most of the issues raised.
While many have died 'as close to 800 000 in the USA ' others continue to play with their lives as far as Covid19 vaccinations are concerned.
The need to move emphasis from Hospital to Health has been hammered into the minds of Global health professionals and experts .
.The different medical centers or Hospital systems at the Houston medical district or hospital industrial complex could not address sudden surges of new Covid19 cases that shows how buildings on their own no matter how large and many they are cannot really help the general population in global pandemics .
In national meetings in the USA ' American health leaders have told Dr Ntuba Akwo Thompson that underfunding of the USA public health System is to be blamed for the poor outcomes in Covid19 preparedness and response .
Those who were to be held accountable in the USA for poor work like Alex Azar without medical school training anywhere in the world or global health training though appointed minister of Health in the USA should consider the foundation they created for close to one million Americans dying from Covid19.
.No matter what people say ' American leadership has no excuse for the failures recorded in the containment of Covid19 and should humble themselves. and work with the rest of Human kind.
Dr , Ntuba Thompson Akwo international political leader physician and communicator. Certified professional and expert global health USA. Adviser of prime ministers and presidents.