America is about to cross the unprecedented edge in 3 million Covid-19 cases, twice as many as the next highest. The Trump administration has officially informed the United Nations about the withdrawal of the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO). Since March, the United States has consistently topped the world in the number of cases and deaths (twice as many as the next highest) after failing to control the spread of the virus.
Many experts believe Trump is trying to shift the blame for the misuse of his own epidemic when the World Health Organization is attacked. WHO Director General Dr. In his four-page letter to Tedros Adhanom Gherbais, While Trump was openly lying to the world, and thus became aware of the WHO virus; the agency accused him of acting too late, ignoring reports published in early December in The Lancet Medical Journal. The Lancet has denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating “Similar, baseless allegations concerning the virus have been made more than once.
The move was previously announced by President Donald Trump in May to the concern of many scientists, health, and medical professionals. The withdrawal process will take one year and is expected to take effect on July 6, 2021. The WHO will not have access to critical intelligence and information regarding current and upcoming diseases in the United States. It could be a remarkable step at any time, but in the midst of a global pandemic that has so far killed 130,000 Americans, with signs that the infection has not slowed down.
A day after the WHO declared a global health emergency, the United States is set to declare a Covid-19 public health emergency on January 31. From the outset, senators have voiced concern that the administration is not taking the risk seriously. Trump has changed his position at a snail’s pace, claiming the epidemic is a hoax, true but “under a lot of control”, it will only disappear in April and again in July, and the United States has the best numbers in the world. Just a few weeks ago, he admitted that he had asked officials to reduce examinations to reduce the number of reported cases. Testing and tracing are of course important to prevent the spread of the disease.
The chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Said in a statement,
“I do not agree with the president’s decision. Of course, the mistakes that the World Health Organization can make about the coronavirus need to be given a good and strict look, but it’s time to dump her and move on.” The withdrawal from the WHO has caused bilateral concerns in Congress. Senators disagree with the president’s decision and believe it puts America at risk.
“Withdrawal of membership in the United States could, among other things, interfere with the clinical trials required for the development of vaccines, which citizens of the United States and others around the world need,” he added. “And the withdrawal could make it more difficult to work with other countries to stop the viruses before they go to the United States.”
These sentiments were echoed by the committee’s top Democrat, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), who said: “President Trump must understand that this crisis does not recognize the border and hiding or blaming it does not remove it or make it any less responsible. Refusing to work with our partners around the world to fight this epidemic will only prolong the crisis, further erode our international position and make us less prepared for future crises.”
The United States is not only losing information about the Covid-19 epidemic, but also about diseases such as Ebola, HIV / AIDS, and more; The United States is the largest contributor to the WHO, accounting for 15 percent of its funding. The loss of funding is a shock to global health organizations but without access to the WHO.