More than 4.9 million cases of the novel coronavirus have been registered in total since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP. "In the last 24h, there have been 106,000 cases reported to WHO-the most in a single day since the outbreak began".
In the letter, Trump threatened to cut U.S.
"WHO is supporting Member States to ensure supply chains remain open and medical supplies reach health workers and patients", he said.
U.S. President Donald Trump, who has accused the agency of being "China centric", threatened in a tweeted letter to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday to permanently halt funding if the World Health Organization did not commit to improvements within 30 days, and to reconsider his country's membership of the agency.
"This review will ensure we have a complete and transparent understanding of the source, timeline of events, and decision-making process for the WHO's response to the COVID-19 pandemic", wrote Giroir, who is one of the board's 34 global members.
We, of course, note that Professor Winston Davidson of the School of Public Health and Health Technology, at the University of Technology, Jamaica, has congratulated the "WHO and its professional and technical experts for its indefatigable scientific, evidence-based, data-driven, fact-based, peer-reviewed scientific work", in a letter to the editor in Tuesday's edition of the newspaper.
"I hope the recommendations of the independent committee will be taken seriously by member states", he said.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director General of the WHO, said the resolution assigned responsibilities for both the WHO and its member states, and captured the comprehensive whole of government and whole of society approach that the WHO was calling for since its outbreak.
He also rejected the notion that the draft resolution was equivalent to Australia's call for an independent global investigation into the pandemic, something Chinese authorities oppose.
"The draft resolution proposes to initiate at the appropriate moment an evaluation rather than to launch an 'independent worldwide review, '" Zhao said. I don't want to go through it, the letter is very detailed, long letter.
"There is also a clear mandate to identify the source of the COVID-19 virus and how it was transmitted to humans", the statement said.
Anchor: Instead of taking part in the latest World Health Organization's annual assembly, U.S. President Donald Trump recently sent a letter to the United Nations health agency, threatening to halt funding and sever its membership.