Bloomberg: WHO named leaders of an independent panel to review its reponse to the COVID-19 pandemic which has been criticized by the USA President Donald Trump.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia, Helen Clark, ex-prime minister of New Zealand, were selected as co-chairs, World Health Organisation Director General said in a meeting with member states. This newly created panel will present an interim report in November.
World Health Organisation has come under for its reponse to the COVID-19 outbreak from President Donald Trump who is pulling the United States out of the WHO, saying that it is too close to China.
WHO Director General has responded that the agency acted appropriately with the information it had and the rest of the world had plenty of time to prepare to fight the COVID-19 outbreak.
He suggested that in addition to the interim report, the panel will provide monthly updates of the pandemic. The panel will review the international response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including that of the World Health Organisation. The full report is expected in May.