The World Health Organization has emerged as one of the great villains of the coronavirus pandemic.
The organization helped China cover up the outbreak and allowed it to spread across the globe.
And now Donald Trump has one ace in the hole to shut down the WHO.
At a White House press briefing on Tuesday President Trump announced he was putting a hold on the over $500 million the United States sent to the World Health Organization.
The President made this decision to hold the WHO accountable for its disastrous pro-China stance during the early days of the outbreak.
President Trump cited the fact that on January 14 the WHO repeated Chinese propaganda that there was no evidence of human to human transmission of the coronavirus.
Nearly ten days later the WHO fought against declaring an emergency based on the faulty data from China.
Now a devastating report in Australia found that in January when countries could have stopped the spread of the virus, the WHO fought with health experts from multiple countries over travel bans to keep infected people traveling out of China from seeding the globe with potential outbreaks.
In Australia, Sky News digital editor Jack Houghton reported:
[WHO] actually decided not to go ahead with [travel ban recommendations] and not declare a global health emergency but there were a few dissenting voices. So the official meeting records say there was a divergence of views but they won’t actually go into detail about who was trying to block it. But there were doctors there who wanted to issue travel bans and the World Health Organization blocked it.
The WHO also strongly condemned the President’s travel ban at the end of January.
Many Americans cheered the President’s decision to stop funding to the WHO.
The WHO failed its primary mission during the coronavirus pandemic by acting as a propaganda mouthpiece for the Chinese government instead of a organization to protect the public health.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.