Batman: WHO have a responsibility to get things absolutely right. Instead they make statements that while technically not untrue, are misleading. And it did mislead the world. Blind leading the blind.
Well I must have my eyes open - as I had no problem understanding some of the statements that you didn't.
Here's what happened on January 14th: (15th NZ time)
WHO held a press briefing during which it stated that, based on experience with respiratory pathogens, the potential for human-to-human transmission in the 41 confirmed cases in the People’s Republic of China existed: “it is certainly possible that there is limited human-to-human transmission”.
(5 hours later)
WHO tweeted that preliminary investigations by the Chinese authorities had found “no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission”. In its risk assessment, WHO said additional investigation was “needed to ascertain the presence of human-to-human transmission, modes of transmission, common source of exposure and the presence of asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic cases that are undetected”.
So, maybe think about "getting things absolutely right" before accusing others - especially when they're authorities on the subject.
The tweet where WHO cited "Chinese Authorities" (not WHO) had found no evidence of human to human transmission was preceded by (5 hours earlier) and the tweet where WHO's own expert very clearly stated that h2h transmission is possible.
This never became a the "big issue" you're making it out to be until - and probably due to abject failure of the US administration to deal with a pandemic - they ("he") retrospectively tried to blame China and WHO. It's Trumpist BS that's become "common knowledge". Sorry that again politics is mentioned - but a lot of the pseudo-scientific nonsense and conspiracy theory in circulation has partisan political roots.
Same in many ways with the blame on China. It was only 3 days earlier they'd established/announced that the disease was in fact from a "novel coronavirus". Before that - they didn't know either. People get sick and die from pneumonia, there will be other pathogens (opportunistic) presence of which could explain the illness. It's never going to be that easy - finding and identifying new viruses is very difficult. We're (humans) full of them.