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Donald Trump Is Right To Dump The WHO

Donald Trump announced at Tuesday’s press briefing that he was suspending American funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) “while a review is conducted to assess the World Health Organization’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.”

The WHO claims to “courageously and selflessly defend everyone’s right to health” with “independent” decisions that are “fair, transparent and timely.” Yet as the president pointed out yesterday, “the reality is that the WHO failed to adequately obtain, vet, and share information in a timely and transparent fashion” He added that “the WHO failed in this basic duty and must be held accountable.”

Why has the WHO failed so miserably in tackling the coronavirus crisis?

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