Defying US, Xi praises China, WHO for battling coronavirus
Said the country had demonstrated the strengths of its socialist system and traditional Chinese culture.
US cuts remaining dues payment to WHO after Trump pullout
Will continue to participate in select WHO meetings and make one-time contributions to specific programs during a one-year wind-down period.
US not joining global effort to find COVID-19 vaccine
Trump doesn’t ant to be “constrained” by multilateral groups, claims the WHO is heavily influenced by China.
UN cautions virus plasma treatment still experimental
WHO considers plasma therapy to be experimental and that it should continue to be evaluated.
China defends WHO, lashes out at US move to withdraw
Calls the move “another demonstration of the US pursuing unilateralism, withdrawing from groups and breaking contracts.”
Biden proposes $700B-plus `Buy American’ campaign
Proposes tightening current Buy American laws easily circumvented by government agencies.
Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in air
UN health agency said it is aware of the article and is reviewing it with technical experts.
Vaccinations skipped during virus shutdown may lead to other outbreaks
WHO estimates 117 million people worldwide will miss out on vaccinations for preventable diseases due to COVID-19.
WHO bows to calls from countries for independent virus probe
Review will focus on lessons learned from WHO’s co-ordination of the global response to COVID-19.
Barring Taiwan from WHO a ‘serious’ health concern: Canada, US, allies
Letter says Taiwan’s early success at controlling the pandemic qualifies it for a seat at the World Health Assembly meetings.
China pushes back against efforts to get Taiwan access at WHO
Canada and other nations have called on the WHO to give Taiwan observer status at an upcoming meeting.
UN says 8 `top’ candidates for a COVID 19 vaccine exist
Accelerated effort is under way, helped by $8 billion pledged by leaders from 40 countries.
Trudeau takes part in EU’s COVID-19 virtual pledging conference
US a no-show, Britain’s envoy to Canada says the distribution of a new COVID-19 vaccine can’t be a competitive process.
Trump envoy to Canada defends pause in WHO funding
President accuses international agency of a cover-up and making mistakes in handling the outbreak in China.
WHO warns rush to ease virus rules could cause resurgence
Lifting measures must be done gradually to strike the right balance between keeping people healthy and allowing economies to function.