After the words, acts. The world health Organization (WHO) announced the creation of an independent panel of experts to assess its own management of the pandemic of sars coronavirus. "I am proud to announce that the former prime minister Helen Clark (New Zealand) and the former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Liberia) have agreed to co-chair the evaluation committee, which we call the independent panel for the preparation and response to pandemics," announced the director-general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in front of the diplomats of the member States.
"I can't imagine two personalities more independent to make this honest assessment and help us understand what happened and what we should do to avoid such tragedies in the future," he said. Since the beginning of the health crisis, the end of 2019, WHO has been strongly criticized in its response, delaying the particular to recommend the wearing of the mask. Especially, it has been accused by the United States to have been extremely sympathetic to China, where appeared the coronavirus, and have been slow to declare a state of emergency for global health. The United States, one of the main contributors to the budget WHO were officially notified Tuesday their withdrawal from the organization.
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"The divisions among us give the advantage to the virus" and "we will not be able to defeat the pandemic if we are divided," said dr. Tedros, in a response veiled in the United States. "The greatest threat we face today is not the virus itself, but the lack of leadership and solidarity," he added.