Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said that if he wins the election, he will restore the country’s membership in the World Health Organization.
On Tuesday, it became known that US President Donald Trump has officially notified Congress that the country has withdrawn from the WHO.
“Americans feel safer when America is engaged in strengthening global health. On my first day as President, I will join the WHO and restore our leadership on the world stage,” tweeted.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 7, 2020
Trump previously said that the country is ending relations with the WHO because the organization “refused to carry out the required reforms.” According to him, the US will “redirect these funds to the entire world for urgent health needs.” Trump also accused the WHO of hiding the scale of the coronavirus epidemic in the interests of China.