The War Against the WHO

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After the end of the Second World War, the United States was one of the first countries to champion the idea of having an international health agency to help countries rebuild their national health systems. Up until Trump’s 2020 decision to stop the cash, the WHO has seen a steady and large stream of funding coming across the Atlantic.

If this mass exodus of funding does happen, what will happen to the U.S. feet on the ground? Many public health researchers and policymakers are deeply entwined within the organization, with some of their researchers serving in WHO’s scientific-advisory groups.

Most notably, as part of the team advising on the current COVID-19 outbreak. So, is former President Trump justified in his criticism of this decades old ally?

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