[Ip-health] Reuters on the US position on the WHA73 Covid-19 resolution

Thiru Balasubramaniam thiru at keionline.org
Mon May 18 02:24:40 PDT 2020


https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-who/u-s-likely-to-back-call-for-independent-evaluation-of-whos-handling-of-coronavirus-envoys-idUKKBN22U10Q

WORLD NEWSMAY 18, 2020 / 10:54 AM / UPDATED 6 MINUTES AGO

U.S. likely to back call for independent evaluation of WHO's handling of
coronavirus - envoys

Stephanie Nebehay




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U.S. Ambassador Andrew Bremberg said in a brief statement: “My hope is that
we will be able to join consensus.”

But diplomats said that they expected the U.S. delegation, led by Alex
Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services, to “dissociate” itself from
at least two passages in the resolution, while stopping short of blocking
consensus.

These sections involved reference to intellectual property rights for drugs
and vaccines, and to continued provision of services for sexual and
reproductive health during the pandemic, they said.

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Thiru Balasubramaniam
Geneva Representative
Knowledge Ecology International
41 22 791 6727
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