This is a very damaging approach to support, Huw

It is clear that our whole world is facing major challenges regarding COVID-19 and equally there are many different views regarding the best way of doing so. It will not be possible to establish a common approach in every area and in some cases challenging some of the most dangerous approaches is vital. However what we need at this time is a range of mechanisms for sharing views and experience and the World Health Organisation is clearly one of these that remains vital. However they are an agency that is partly political in its nature and it is inevitable that from time to time they will create conflict. They may well have miscommunicated over China and they need to be challenged if this is the case. However withdrawing their funding is deeply damaging and whilst such an approach could be challenged in the future, for the moment all of the Western Nations must continue to fund them. There is a clear argument for removing dominance from one large country from both WHO, UN, NATO and indeed other agencies. The threat by Donald Trump towards such agencies needs to be challenged. Even if Huw Merriman disagrees with the approach WHO is taking, he should not ever support POTUS in withdrawing funding from WHO. That is very simple and you need to change your approach.

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I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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