Dr. Anthony Fauci wasted no time allying with Joe Biden to undercut important actions taken by President Trump responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joe Biden‘s top adviser on the pandemic announced on January 21 that the United States will resume funding the corrupt Chinese-influenced World Health Organization (WHO).
President Trump and the WHO
On May 29, 2020, President Trump announced that the United States would be cutting ties with the WHO.
“China has total control over the World Health Organization despite only paying $40 million per year compared to what the United States has been paying, which is approximately $450 million a year,” Trump said during a news conference in the White House Rose Garden.
“The world needs answers from China on the virus. We must have transparency. Why is it that China shut off infected people from Wuhan to all other parts of China?. It didn’t go to Beijing, it went nowhere else, but they allowed them to freely travel throughout the world, including Europe and the United States” he added.
Trump’s decision was the right one, for a variety of reasons, including the fact that it saved U.S. taxpayers’ money from being spent overseas on a corrupt organization. Biden doesn’t seem to care about the serious mistakes made by the WHO, as he is following Fauci’s lead in re-committing to the organization.
Many conservatives point out that this is just another piece of evidence that Biden and other Democrats are more concerned with the international community than the American people.
“I am honored to announce that the United States will remain a member of the World Health Organization,” Fauci told a virtual meeting of the WHO, in the first public statement to an international audience made by a member of Biden’s administration.
Fauci also added that the Biden administration will resume “regular engagement” with the WHO and will “fulfill its financial obligations to the organization.”
The leadership of the WHO, and other member countries are excited that the U.S. is back, likely because our money will have a major impact.
Danish Health Minister Magnus Heunicke wrote on Facebook: “This is going to have a huge impact on the world’s ability to fight the pandemic. It is decisive that the United States is involved as a driving force and not a country that is looking for the exit when a global catastrophe rages.”
Fauci later announced that Biden will be issuing a directive on January 21 that indicates the United States’ intent to join the COVAX Facility, a project to deploy COVID-19 vaccines to people in need around the world.
News outlet WSFA 12 reported that, “Under Trump, the U.S. had been the highest-profile — and most deep-pocketed — holdout from the COVAX Facility, which has struggled to meet its goals of distributing millions of vaccines both because of financial and logistic difficulties.”
Fauci Makes a Small Effort
Fauci did point out a few key challenges facing the WHO, stating that the U.S. was committed to “transparency, including those events surrounding the early days of the pandemic.”
“The international investigation should be robust and clear, and we look forward to evaluating it,” he added, referring to a WHO-led probe investigating the origins of COVID by a team that is currently in China.
Fauci also noted, without providing specifics, that U.S. would work with WHO and partner countries to “strengthen and reform” the agency.