Kyiv: The White House is discussing the possibility of creating a body as opposed to the World Health Organization (WHO - FNI) to respond to pandemics, the newspaper Politico reports citing its own sources.
According to the publication, the new body will "partially duplicate the work of the World Health Organization."
“In accordance with the proposed initiative, the Department of State will appoint a coordinator who will oversee almost every aspect of preparing for the pandemic and responding to them: from the distribution of vaccines and medicines around the world to the development of modern protocols to prevent the spread of outbreaks,” the report said.
At the same time, the document, which fell into the possession of Politico, notes: the idea of creating the agency arose after long disagreements between the United States and international organizations on the issue of combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
As previously reported, US President Donald Trump accused WHO of hiding "real" information about the spread of Coronavirus infection.