UN Health Agency Faces Scrutiny as Pandemic Rages in Americas

With its own response to the pandemic coming under even more scrutiny, the World Health Organization on Wednesday said more than 100,000 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported for each of the past five days, marking an acceleration of the outbreak as the new coronavirus wreaks havoc in the Americas.

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WHO Calls for Vaccine Patent Pool as Virus Spreads in Developing World

With the coronavirus pandemic spreading faster in the developing world, the World Health Organization and national leaders on Friday launched a plea to ensure patents for drugs and vaccines developed to combat Covid-19 are shared around the world to ensure even the poorest can be treated.

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WHO Chief Shows No Sign of Buckling to US Pressure

Saying it is crucial to focus on “fighting the fire” of an accelerating pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization on Wednesday gave no indication he was ready to mollify President Donald Trump, who has threatened to pull the United States out of the global health agency he labels “China’s puppet.”

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US Accuses UN Health Agency of Deadly Failure in Pandemic

In an escalating fight with China, the United States on Monday attacked the World Health Organization for what it called failures that “cost a lot of lives,” an accusation that cast a shadow over a global health assembly seeking to bring countries together as the world tackles the coronavirus pandemic.

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