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from The Wall Street Journal,

The exit won’t take effect until next July; Biden says U.S. would remain in WHO if he’s elected.

The president says the WHO, the U.N.’s chief global health institution, is under China’s sway and has failed to respond adequately to the coronavirus pandemic. He has said the U.S. would redirect the funds it currently sends the WHO to other “deserving, urgent global public-health needs” because the agency failed to make reforms the U.S. had requested. “They’re a puppet of China,” Mr. Trump said in May at the White House. “They give us a lot of bad advice.”

Rep. James Comer (R., Ky.), ranking member of the House oversight committee, supported the Trump administration’s decision. “China lied, the WHO complied, and Americans died,” he said in a statement.

The U.S. withdrawal would be a seismic event for the global public health regime and for America’s position within the multilateral world order. The U.S. is the single largest donor to the WHO, giving about $450 million a year...

Authorities in France, Japan, and Australia shared Mr. Trump’s frustration that the WHO was too quick to praise China in the early weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic, and in May more than 150 governments backed a proposal to audit the agency’s perceived failures.

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