Some of us sent an email when it was (only apparently) less serious but we got no reply,
as far as I know. It was sent by the UG of Washington DC and I contacted WMCH doing that,
because they might reach their central office quickly in Geneva if necessary.
Changing some licenses was one of the things I hoped to discuss, but in general we knew it
was already serious and we were trying to gain some time.
In the end, WHO changed their attitude only after the last week-end, probably because
people started finally to be worried in the USA, but the pandemia should have been
declared weeks ago or at least last week, IMHO, when also the data of another "not
small" country, that is Spain, started to be quite out of control (if Italy was
already not enough after China, Iran and South Korea).
They seem to have taken more slowly than necessary. Let's hope they finally reach
Il giovedì 12 marzo 2020, 16:29:34 CET, Andy Mabbett <andy(a)pigsonthewing.org.uk>
WHO have a great video on COVID-19 ("Coronavius"):
Now would be a good time for the WMF, local chapters, other
affiliates, and individual, to publicly call on them to open licence
such material, as I have done, here:
[much of their published material is under NC restrictions -
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