For over a year now, the W.H.O. (World Health Organization) has been in the spotlight. The group has understandably played a gigantic role in the pandemic that began in early 2020.
However, their statements and conclusions have come under heavy scrutiny during that year. Many citizens and lawmakers have had problems with W.H.O. more than once.
But that isn’t stopping the Biden administration from paying up.
According to newly installed Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the U.S. actually owes the World Health Organization a hefty sum of money.
And in an effort to “serve as a global health leader,” America needs to pay that debt. He added that the U.S. believes organizations like the U.N. and W.H.O. are “essential.”
The only issue is that the debt isn’t exactly pocket change — in fact, we’re talking about a few hundred million dollars.
From The Daily Wire:
On Wednesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the United States will pay the World Health Organization over $200 million that it reportedly owes the group.
Blinken stressed the need to establish “the strongest possible global health structure going forward,” and cited a recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea.
This country’s stake in other nations continues to rise, though.
For instance, Blinken said in a statement that the U.S. has already paid out over $140 billion in global health assistance, and we’re the single largest contributor to the international pandemic response.
Blinken did ask other countries “to do their part,” but naysayers still have issues with the W.H.O.
And when we start talking about another $1.6 billion going toward overseas governments, international organizations, and NGOs, a lot of taxpayers are bound to have questions.
Many critics say we need to address pandemic issues in our own country first.
Those critics also say that if we spent less time and money helping everyone else, maybe we’d be in a much better position at this point in the epidemic. And will other countries do their part…?
Well, either way, the W.H.O. is getting their $200M, no matter what.
- Sec. of State Antony Blinken says the U.S. owes the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) a significant sum of money.
- The U.S. will pay the group the $200 million we apparently owe them.
- The Biden administration wants America to be a global leader in the pandemic, but critics say Biden’s team is placing other countries ahead of ours.
Source: The Daily Wire