The US administration officially notified that it is cutting all ties with the World Health Organization (WHO) citing the reason that the international body failed to handle the coronavirus crisis and did not provide any accurate information on Covid-19. Donald Trump while formalising the decision greatly criticised WHO for being a puppet to China.
The US can exit the WHO on a one year notice after fully meeting all financial obligations. The administration sent the letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on July 6, making the US withdrawal official.
However, many slammed the Trump administration’s move and said it would not help Americans. Democrats say this move will leave Americans sick and alone. Meanwhile, Joe Biden promised that if he gets elected, then he would reverse Trump’s decision and return the US to the WHO. The US has been a member of the WHO for more than 70 years.