President Biden is walking back a number of policies set by President Trump. One of them includes our involvement with the WHO. Former President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the World Health Organization because he says they failed to make reforms, like countering China’s oversized influence on it. But President Biden, on day one, rolled back Trump’s order, saying he did it to show global leadership.
Another problem Trump raised was how the WHO repeated China’s propaganda that the CCP virus was not contagious. The WHO director-general also praised China multiple times, saying it set a new standard in controlling outbreaks. But evidence shows that the Chinese Communist Party covered it up and the regime knew how bad the outbreak was. According to a Washington University report on the outbreak, the CCP delayed revealing evidence of human-to-human transmission for about three weeks, up to Jan. 20.
Founding Director of the Democracy Institute says he’s disappointed with Biden’s decision, and that he should ask the WHO to reform. But he doesn’t expect much. President Biden’s nominee for Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said he believes that the Chinese Communist Party misled the world about the virus and that the WHO needs to be reformed, but it’s better done from within than without.
We reached out to the WHO, but they didn’t get back to us in time for broadcast.