Tag: World Health Organization

Trump administration notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organization amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won’t take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new administration or if circumstances change. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said he would reverse the decision […]

Coronavirus: Trump terminates US relationship with WHO

The president has accused the WHO of failing to hold Beijing to account over the coronavirus pandemic. “China has total control over the World Health Organization,” the president said while announcing measures aimed at punishing Beijing. Washington will redirect funds to other bodies, he said. The WHO, a UN agency that helps countries promote healthcare […]

WHO’s exclusion of Taiwan from coronavirus assembly leads more nations to sound the alarm

Global leaders have joined the United States’ call for the World Health Assembly [WHA] on the coronavirus to include Taiwan. In a letter to the World Health Organization sent last week, the U.S. made a bipartisan appeal to allies for support in confronting the World Health Organization over its exclusion of the island nation. Taiwan has conducted perhaps the most effective containment of the […]

W.H.O. Continues to Obey China, Ignores Taiwan Coronavirus Success

The island state’s government said it would still strive to take part regardless, ABC News in Australia reported. China forced Taiwan out of the global body in 2016 after the election of President Tsai Ing-wen, who China views as a separatist. It has blocked every effort since for Taiwan to regain even observer status at W.H.O.’s annual policy […]

Gov. Cuomo: WHO pandemic warnings were ‘too little, too late’ and Trump is right to question them

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signaled agreement with President Donald Trump this week regarding enhanced public scrutiny applied to the World Health Organization’s early stage handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a Wednesday news conference, Cuomo told reporters the global politics of the matter were “not my field,” but he was unrestrained in suggesting […]

Trump announces US will halt funding to World Health Organization over coronavirus response

President Trump announced at the White House coronavirus news briefing in the Rose Garden on Tuesday that the United States will immediately halt all funding for the World Health Organization (WHO), saying it had put “political correctness over lifesaving measures.” Also at the briefing, the president said plans to ease the national economic shutdown were […]

Coronavirus: The World Health Organization Is Becoming The Planet’s Most Important Social Media Influencer

Nicole Scherzinger, the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, has done it. Likewise, Kaká, the Brazilian soccer star. And so did F1 driver Romain Rosjen. That is, they washed their hands and then posted a video of themselves doing it to social media, completing one of the most viral trends in the world right now: […]

WHO warns of global shortage of medical equipment to fight coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday warned of a global shortage and price gouging for protective equipment to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus and asked companies and governments to increase production by 40% as the death toll from the respiratory illness mounted. Meanwhile, the U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates on Tuesday in an emergency […]

WHO head says that coronavirus is deadlier than the seasonal flu, but that containing it is possible

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19, may spread less efficiently than the seasonal flu, but that it’s deadlier and more severe. At a press briefing from the international organization’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made a point of explaining the […]

World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Outbreak A Global Health Emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) is declaring an international emergency in response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. On Thursday, the organization panel announced the fast spreading disease, which has infected more than 8,200 people across the world, is now a global health emergency. Since it emerged less than a month ago, the coronavirus has resulted […]