U.S. Withdrawal From WHO Is Sad For Global Health And Bad For AmericaPresident Donald Trump has announced that he is terminating the country’s relationship with the World Health Organization. This move could be dangerous for America, and destabilize the global coronavirus pandemic response.
Why Leaving the WHO Could Be Disastrous for the U.S. and the WorldOn Friday, President Trump announced that the U.S. would immediately terminate its “relationship with the World Health Organization”—the culmination of a threat that the administration issued a month earlier. It’s a decision, experts warn, that could have dire repercussions on efforts to keep people safe from the coronavirus pandemic and other global public health threats.
The CDC waited ‘its entire existence for this moment.’ What went wrong?The CDC made early testing mistakes that contributed to a cascade of problems that persist today. It failed to provide timely counts of infections and deaths, and it hesitated in absorbing the lessons of other countries, including the perils of silent carriers spreading the infection.