World Health Organization Conference
As the very real West African Ebola epidemic death toll continues to mount exponentially, and threatens to spill into Europe and the USA, hundreds of delegates are flying into Moscow tonight for the World Health Organisation’s conference on the entirely imaginaryglobal tobacco epidemic.
There they will be met by Vladimir Putin, and will spend five days discussing ways of imposing a global tax on tobacco, and making life even worse for the 40 million Russian smokers now enduring the public smoking ban that was introduced on 1 June this year.
Eve Adams, the parliamentary secretary to [Canadian] Health Minister Rona Ambrose, called the event a farcical international conference.
For the money that is now being spent , flying to a 4-star or 5-star hotels in Moscow could have been (and should have been) spent on real diseases like Ebola, which have been known about for nearly 40 years without either a vaccine or a cure being found.
With luck, the current “farcical” and useless conference in Moscow will be the last of its kind.