Report: British Communist Academic Appointed to Chair WHO’s Behavioral Health Board

A 40 year member of the Communist Party of Britain has been appointed to Chair the World Health Organization’s Technical Advisory Group for Behavioural Insights and Science for Health, the UK Telegraph reported.

The WHO still lists Professor Cass R. Sunstein—author of the paternalistic social engineering treatise “Nudge”—as the current Chair of the advisory group. Sunstein was appointed to the position in August of 2020.

Communist Professor Susan Michie is a British academic and clinical psychologist who is the co-Director of the Behavioural Science Policy Research Unit at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Her research focuses on behaviour change in relation to health and the environment: how to understand it theoretically and apply theory to intervention development, evaluation and implementation. She serves as an expert advisor on the UK’s Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behavioural Science (Covid-19), to Public Health England and the UK Department of Health and Social Care, is Chair of the UK Food Standard Agency’s Social Sciences Advisory Committee, and chaired the Academy of Social Science’s ‘Health of People’ project.

Throughout the pandemic, Michie has been a frequent contributor on the BBC and ITV, where she voices her hardline views on vaccine, mask, and lockdown policies.

During an appearance on “Good Morning Britain” in July of 2021, she was called out for her 40 year membership of the Communist Party of Britain. The communist academic had appeared on the show to argue against the lifting of restrictions, saying the move would lead to an increased rise in cases.

Good Morning Britain host Richard Madeley asked Michie whether her communist views had any bearing on her opinion that COVID restrictions should remain in place indefinitely.

“We look at Communist countries around the world and we see that they are tremendously top down dominant and controlled societies that they rule over,” Madeley began. “I just wonder and I’m putting this question on behalf of those who wonder about your politics, if your politics actually informs your sense of control. It’s not just the medical arguments, but you have a kind of political bent to want the state to tell people what to do.”

The professor refused to answer the question, telling Madeley that she had come on the show as a scientist and complained that other scientists weren’t asked about their personal politics. She said that she was happy to speak about science, and “limit it to that.”

Michie is a behavioral psychologist with no background or expertise in epidemiology, vaccinology or infectious disease.

During a previous interview on a different channel, she was asked how long COVID policies like “test, trace and isolate,” “border control,” social distancing, and vaccine and mask mandates should remain in place.

“I think forever, to some extent,” Michie replied.

Michie is an active member of the Communist Party of Britain, which reportedly had a positive view of the Soviet Union, and has positive relations with the Workers (Communist) Party of North Korea. A Communist Party of Britain magazine has reportedly published articles in support of the DPRK. There are reportedly about 1,200 members of the Communist Party of Britain.

During a Communist Party meeting in 2018, she said that communists should be “working full tilt” for the election of Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister.

“We are in a really good situation to work much more closely that we have in the past. The Communist Party and the Labour left have much in common and have a track record of impressive joint working in trade union campaigns and elections,” Michie said in a speech at a Communist event in London called “Working with Labour for a socialist future.”

She added: “Communist Party members should absolutely be involved in electoral work, and working full tilt to get Jeremy elected as leader, and the Labour party into government.”

Michie’s promotion to chair of WHO’s “nudge unit” comes just two days after WHO’s corrupt Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus unilaterally declared Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Tedros made the declaration despite a lack of consensus among members of the WHO’s emergency committee on the monkeypox outbreak. It’s the first time a leader of a UN health agency has made such a decision unilaterally.

The world’s first-ever global outbreak of Monkeypox appeared in May of 2022—as predicted by an international biosecurity simulation exactly one year prior.

Both the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, and the National Institutes of Health in the United States were researching Monkeypox ahead of the outbreak.

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Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

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