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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

WHO announces it will temporarily suspend hydroxychloroquine trials for COVID-19 treatment

The study's steering committee met over the weekend, agreeing to suspend enrollment while gathering data about the safety and efficacy of the drug.
President Donald Trump (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Trump is trying to leverage control over WHO while criticizing China for doing the same

President Donald Trump's letter indicates that he expects the same sense of loyalty from the World Health Organization for which he's denounced China.
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking at the World Health Assembly's virtual meeting on Tuesday.

China outplayed the world on the day it was meant to face a reckoning over its coronavirus response

On the day WHO was meant to hold China to account over COVID-19, Xi Jinping poured more money into the agency and pledged to give medical help.
Trump give a thumbs up to reporters and cameras on the White House South Lawn on May 1, 2020.

The editor of the prestigious Lancet medical journal said a study Trump cited to justify pulling out of the WHO doesn’t exist

Trump accused the WHO of ignoring medical studies, including one published in The Lancet — but the journal says no such study was published.
Chinese president Xi Jinping

Trump threatens to permanently cut off WHO funding and membership unless WHO’s chief makes ‘major substantive improvements’

President Donald Trump previously announced a halt in funding to the World Health Organization as the US investigated the agency's COVID-19 response.

Trump rejected an invitation to address WHO while China’s Xi accepted, in another example of the US retreating from global leadership

President Donald Trump has been widely accused of removing US leadership from the world stage, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic.
People have lunch at tables partitioned with plexiglass at the Goga Cafe in Milan, Italy, on n May 18, 2020.

A WHO official warns of a 2nd deadly wave of the coronavirus across Europe in the fall: ‘Now is the time for preparation, not celebration’...

Dr. Hans Kluge of the World Health Organization has warned European nations lifting coronavirus restrictions of a second, "double wave" in the fall.
People are seen on Sheep Meadow in Central Park during the coronavirus pandemic on May 2, 2020 in New York City.

The WHO warned this summer’s expected heatwaves will be especially dangerous during lockdown

Heat can trigger exhaustion and heat stroke, and can aggravate existing conditions, the World Health Organization warned several European nations.
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters delivers a speech on New Zealand's foreign policy response to COVID-19 on April 29, 2020.

China tells New Zealand to stop ‘creating trouble’ after Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters backed Taiwan rejoining WHO

Winston Peters, who is also New Zealand's foreign affair minister, called inviting Taiwan to return to the World Health Organization "just logic."

It took 184 years to eradicate smallpox after a vaccine was developed — a reminder of what we may face with the coronavirus

On the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the WHO said the fight against it had one tool we don't have for the coronavirus: a vaccine.