A senator responsible for overseeing U. S. relations with international organizations wants the head of the World Health Organization to testify about his amplification of China’s false statements regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
“The Chinese government’s systematic failure, a failure verified by our intelligence community, to accurately report the number of cases is damaging our epidemiological knowledge of COVID-19,” Sen. Todd Young, an Indiana Republican, wrote to the WHO.
“Rather than publicly and forcefully combat this obstruction, the WHO has assisted [it],” Young added in the letter, which was sent Wednesday but was released to the public on Thursday.
Young, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Multilateral Institutions, wants to convene a hearing on the WHO response “once it is safe to meet,” a conversation that could affect U. S. funding for the organization. The subcommittee “will be inviting you to attend as a witness before the panel,” he wrote in the letter to WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom.
That hearing will focus specifically on mistakes that Young believes were made by Tedros, the letter makes clear.
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