Washington DC: The United States continues in fight to hold China accountable for the coronavirus pandemic and that the World Health Organisation failed in its mission to the protect the world from COVID-19.
Speaking on the Ben Shapiro Show, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said, “The whole world, the entire global economic system, the ecosystem all around the world has been decimated in ways we have not seen in our lifetimes. We are working with countries to make sure they understand that this was in fact a virus that originated in Wuhan, China, that the Chinese Government knew about this certainly by December of 2019, and that they failed to comply with their most fundamental obligations as a nation, and importantly, too, failed to comply with the international health regulations of the World Health Organization and then did a lot of things – and we can talk about them at great length – to cover that up. Those are the kinds of things that we need to address.”
Pompeo further elaborated, “When the President talks about the fact that we’re not going to underwrite the World Health Organization, it’s not that it’s to punish anyone, it’s an attempt to say my goodness, this mission failed. This organisation failed in its mission to protect the world from this global pandemic. We’re not going to let that happen again, and we’re going to set up something, a system, which delivers an outcome which reduces the risk that anything like this can ever happen again, from China or from anyplace else.”