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Week of April 6, 2020

Week of April 6, 2020
Posted: Apr 8, 2020
Categories: Poll Questions
Comments: 29

Topic: Withdrawing Funding of World Health Organization

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Should the United States consider withdrawing funding of the World Health Organization?

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29 comments on article "Week of April 6, 2020"

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Pat Smith, 4/9/2020 3:11 PM

The World Health Organization does a lot of good work and has access to the medical community all over the world. Unfortunately the current Chairman is not qualified to lead this organization.

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Joan Martin, 4/10/2020 7:49 AM

I think it should be under consideration, but more information should be gathered. There should be accountability for how funds are spent. The days of shoveling money into NGOs and other organizations without strict audits should be ended. The current leader of WHO appears to be compromised and unqualified.

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Mopsie Thornborrow, 4/10/2020 8:35 AM

Not just the WHO but the United Nations. As we continue to support both these organizations with more of our hard earned taxes than any other country, the more they move further toward supporting socialism. Neither organization is doing what they were set up to do!

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Liz Hahnenberg, 4/10/2020 10:04 AM

Reduce funding and demand a change in the WHO organization.

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Carol Johnson, 4/10/2020 10:11 AM

As usual the US has borne the lions share of financial responsibility of WHO for years. No one was aware however how much our Medical scientific and pharmaceutical control had been outsourced to China. We need to rein in our industries as President Trump has said for years. The WHO’s veiled threats are very concerning.

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Deborah Gose, 4/10/2020 10:34 AM

I voted no because I think that in order to protect people there should be consequences for not doing what is best such as China still selling wild animal meat which has caused several outbreaks of diseases and been passed all over the world.

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Cathy Kolb, 4/10/2020 11:34 AM

Withdraw all funding for the WHO AND the UN. They are in the tank for China. We are paying for their lifestyle!

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Carol Bowis, 4/10/2020 12:05 PM

We should stay in and offer to fund matching China’s funding. Right now China is woefully stingy in their funding, given that they normally have a healthy economy and can afford much more. If we stay in, we should significantly reduce our financial support.

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Eva v Draper, 4/10/2020 12:13 PM

I believe we should reduce our funding but demand an immediate change in leadership of WHO, if this is not done, withdraw immediately. They should be held accountible along with stopping China's dangerous health habits, ie: selling animal meat in open markets, such as bats, dogs, cats, insects.

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Vicki Goodman, 4/10/2020 6:06 PM

I don't know if it's the organization as a whole, or their current leader. All I know is that if they are going to side with China over us while exporting the enemy's propaganda, they need to be defunded now. Trump has talked about cutting WHO's U.S. funding by 50%. If they can't be trusted to do what is in our best interest and the world's, cut all their funding. This was the perfect test. They failed!

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Patricia Excell, 4/10/2020 7:12 PM

I'm more than a bit tired of the rest of the world looking to our country for financial support or moving here for a job so they can send money back "home" to their family. As my mother used to say, money comes with strings attached. If someone wants to take advantage of the benefits that are a part of our great country, then those individuals (or companies or countries) should not try to destroy us and all we stand for.

But the ultimate decision rests with the President. He certainly has my support and I pray we re-elect Trump in November so he can continue doing what should have been done long ago!

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K.L. Shillock , 4/10/2020 7:35 PM

No, we should not defund the WHO. However, let's face it. we, the U.S., tend to fund entities and then neglect the "Watchdog" follow-up actions to ensure our $$ is appropriately well spent. We have been lax on demanding accountability. Let's try more vigoriously to make things function. The WHO is needed. Let's work on a positive note to make it work as intended not destroy it.

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Jan, 4/10/2020 8:31 PM

It's premature to quit the World Health Org, although that may ultimately become necessary. The first step is to evict the current chair for dereliction of duty (carrying China's message even when it means spreading propaganda.) Second, install an honorable chair who only evaluates the medical aspects. Third, check to see whether there has been fiscal irresponsibility.

If these actions are taken with positive results, we should stay but provide additional oversight.

If we cannot accomplish the above, we should get out of the WHO, and take our payments with us.

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Leslie Key, 4/12/2020 12:08 AM

The head of the WHO, Dr. Tedros, is corrupt and in the pocket of China. Tedros is from Ethiopia and was heavily involved in the corruption there when China was bribing Ethiopian officials not very long ago. Tedros is a corrupt two-bit government bureaucrat who has NO business leading the WHO.

Tedros was spouting the Communist China propaganda line when he said that the Coronavirus could NOT be spread from person-to-person. Tedros was spouting the Communist China line when he said the Chinese people should have NO travel restrictions into other countries when the virus broke out. Tedros did NOT support our American government when we offered to have our CDC specialists and doctors come into China early on to help control the early spread of the virus.

The horrible worldwide spread of this virus could have been stopped early on, were it not for the corruption at the WHO and in the Communist China leadership. Tedros is in the back pocket of the Communist Chinese government.

The United States should withdraw all its funding of the WHO until Tedros resigns and someone transparent, non-political and ethical is put in his place. The United States gives much more money to the WHO than Communist China and the USA provides the most financial support to the WHO by far.

If these steps are not taken at the WHO, the United States should start its OWN world health organization and invite other countries to join us - countries that support ethical administrative behavior, including complete honesty and transparency in matters relating to world health. Over 180 countries worldwide are now dealing with the CoronaVirus, and I have no doubt that many countries would follow our lead in starting up a brand new world health organization. The world cannot afford to let this catastrophe happen again.

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Jane Pontius, 4/12/2020 7:57 AM

Yes, the United States should stop funding organizations like the W.H.O. and use those funds to start up businesses and plants here that make ALL ingredients needed to manufacture antibiotics, vaccines, etc. that Americans might require.

It just makes sense, not only from safety and supply perspectives, but our ballooning deficit MUST be reduced.

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Patricia Gillenwater, 4/12/2020 7:30 PM

Absolutely our Nation should choose to defund the W.H.O. after careful investigation. Frankly the U.S. should consider defunding the U.N. until corruption within the U.N. is squashed e.g. clean the swamp. The W.H.O. chose political correctness and a China side instead of protecting the world nations from a plague.

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Barbara Ellerbrook, 4/15/2020 10:33 AM

We should remain a vital member of The W.H.O., however, the level of funding is unfair and this should be reduced. I don't think that the entire funding should be pulled at this time, but a reduction in funding to a level that is more consistent with other funders, should be incorporated. Then, a thorough investigation should occur.

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Jan, 4/15/2020 11:16 PM

A pause (rather than a shutoff) in our funding of the WHO is appropriate and necessary. During the pause, the head of the WHO can be removed and a new leader who is not a puppet for China can be instilled. Only once that happens should our funding resume.

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