Scientist Who Supports Draconian COVID-19 Measures to Lead WHO Advisory Group

By Allen Zhong
Allen Zhong
Allen Zhong
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Allen Zhong is a long-time writer and reporter for The Epoch Times. He joined the Epoch Media Group in 2012. His main focus is on U.S. politics. Send him your story ideas: allen.zhong@epochtimes.nyc
July 26, 2022 Updated: July 27, 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) has appointed a scientist from the British Communist Party to lead its Technical Advisory Group for Behavioural Insights and Science for Health.

Susan Michie, 67, is a professor in health psychology at University College London.

She is also a leading participant of the UK government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), a group that is currently advising on the UK government’s response to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus, also known as the novel coronavirus, pandemic.

“Many congratulations to Professor Susan Michie for being appointed Chair of WHO’s Technical Advisory Group for Behavioural Insights and Science for Health!” the college’s Division of Psychology and Language Sciences announced the appointment in a social media post.

Masks Should Continue ‘Forever’

Michie, a 41-year member of the British Communist Party, is known for her controversial views on mask mandates during the COVID pandemic.

During an interview with Channel 5 News, she appeared to suggest that people should wear masks forever.

“And the third thing is people’s behavior. That is, the behavior of social distancing, of … making sure there’s good ventilation [indoor], or if there’s not, wearing face masks, and [keeping] hand and surface hygiene,” she said. “We will need to keep these going in the long term, and that will be good not only for COVID but also to reduce other [diseases].”

“I think forever, to some extent,” she replied when she was asked to define the words “long term.”

Tokyo pedestrians
Pedestrians wearing protective face masks amid COVID-19 walk at a shopping district in Tokyo, on March 22, 2022. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

She criticized the media for reporting her comments without context and elaborated on her stance during an interview with UnHerd.

Her main point is changing people’s behavior and making people get used to wearing face masks so they can put on and off the mask without any mental resistance during COVID or another pandemic, she explained.

“I think it’s a good idea to keep these behaviors that we can turn on or off as needed,” she said.

Michie dodged the question of whether her policy stance is connected to her communist party membership when she was pressed on Good Morning Britain.