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WHO Chief Warns World Leaders Not To ‘Politicise’ Pandemic

World leaders must not politicise the coronavirus pandemic but unite to fight it, the head of the World Health Organization warned Monday, reminding all that the pandemic is still accelerating and producing record daily increases in infections. The comments by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who has faced criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump, came as the number of reported infections soared in Brazil, Iraq, India and southern and western U.S. states, straining local hospitals.

Read Here – APNews

China Doesn’t Want A New World Order. It Wants This One

China has always said it is not seeking to overthrow the global order. We should listen. Why would China go to the trouble of capsizing the global order when it can simply take it over, whole and intact? … Far from opening up a new battleground, China’s plan is to fight on familiar territory. Its message to the world is simple: China is ready to pick up the slack, as the United States retreats from its global responsibilities. For a world exhausted and impoverished by the pandemic, it’s a seductive proposition.

Read Here – The New York Times

Yes, Blame WHO For Its Disastrous Coronavirus Response

From its founding in 1948 until the first decade of this century, WHO was mainly known for defeating smallpox, fighting polio and tuberculosis, and providing support to poor countries that lacked sufficient health infrastructure. However, under the leadership of Margaret Chan, appointed director-general in 2006, and her successor since 2017, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO has bounced from scandal to scandal.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

China Is Its Own Worst Enemy

Had Chinese President Xi Jinping’s communist regime been wise, it would have sought to repair the pandemic-inflicted damage to China’s image by showing empathy and compassion to other countries. Instead, China has acted in ways that undermine its long-term interests.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

China Supports Investigation Of WHO And Coronavirus Pandemic

Member states of the World Health Organisation, including China, backed a call on Tuesday for an independent investigation into  the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 318,000 people around the world. The resolution, which was drafted and promoted by the European Union but did not identify any country by name, called for an “impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation” of the pandemic, including the actions of the WHO.

Can India Stay Focused As China, US Set To Clash At World Health Assembly?

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With China and the United States locked in conflict, tensions running high between Beijing and Taipei, and calls growing for an inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic, India is set for a baptism of fire as it takes up a new leadership role at the World Health Organisation (WHO) this week.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

All Eyes On China As World Health Organisation Body Meets On Coronavirus, Taiwan

China will be in the spotlight at the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) annual health forum, with major powers pushing for an independent inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic and for Taiwan to be granted a seat at the table. The World Health Assembly (WHA), the WHO’s decision-making body, will meet online for a shortened agenda on Monday and Tuesday, when Beijing and Western countries – particularly the United States – are expected to debate responsibility for the pandemic.

China’s Victim Card Doesn’t Work

China’s attempts to project itself as a victim at a time when it is being squarely blamed for infecting the world with the deadly coronavirus won’t work, for while the world might not have come together to fight the pandemic, it has definitely joined hands to take Beijing head-on.

Read Here – Takshashila Blog

It’s Time For An Independent Coronavirus Review

Halting the pandemic that is ravaging much of the world should be everyone’s top priority, but delaying an independent review of national and international responses won’t slow the spread of the disease. Waiting to initiate such an inquiry will only deprive the WHO and its member states of valuable feedback that could help them improve their responses and save lives.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

Donald Trump Is Right To Dump The WHO

Why has the WHO failed so miserably in tackling the coronavirus crisis? The answer is in the acronym. The key problem at the WHO isn’t corruption or mismanagement, though the WHO has a terrible track record on both. It’s “who” is at the top: director-general Tedros Adhanom.

Read Here – The National Interest

Also Read: What The U.S. Funds Freeze Could Mean For WHO And Its Work

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