An agency that oversees international public health was put on notice that the United States will formally end relations because it allegedly is spreading Chinese “disinformation” about the deadly Asian disease.
The Trump administration has decided to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2021 because the United Nations-controlled agency served as a “puppet” for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) throughout the CCP Virus pandemic.
Effective July 6, 2021, the United States will leave the WHO and stop paying financial obligations enshrined in a joint resolution passed by Congress back in 1948. The agency’s assessed payable contributions records show the United States will owe more than $236.9 million in assessed contributions before ending more than 70 years of WHO membership.
Vice President Mike Pence supported the president’s decision because the agency failed to warn the United States early enough that a worldwide outbreak had started in mainland China.
“The World Health Organization let the world down by not informing the United States and the wider world of this pandemic as it began in China,” he told Fox News. “[WHO was] giving ill-fated advice in January and February, there have to be consequences for this.”
Pence rejected criticism from Democratic House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that withdrawing during the pandemic was truly “senseless.” He was also concerned by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s promise to rejoin the WHO, if he wins the upcoming general election on Nov. 3.
“Joe Biden actually condemned President Trump’s actions when he suspended all travel from China at the end of January,” he said. “If Joe Biden would have had his way, we literally would have had tens of millions of more Chinese coming into our country and spreading the pandemic, and putting more and more Americans at risk.”
The vice president maintains if the Democrats could make the final decision, the total number of Americans who died from the virus would be much higher than the present 133,000 known death cases, according to the Worldometer website.
“We made the right decision on the WHO,” he said. “Joe Biden would have made the wrong decision in January.”
The United Nations is now frantically trying to determine whether to accept the Trump administration’s resignation from the WHO.
“The secretary-general … is in the process of verifying with the World Health Organization whether all the conditions for such withdrawal are met,” agency spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement obtained by the Reuters newswire service.