The World Health Assembly Struggles to Find Balance as Two Day Session Produces Political Imbalance

This year’s World Health Assembly was considered to be the most important gathering considering the current plight of the humankind.

This year’s World Health Assembly was considered to be the most important gathering considering the current plight of the humankind. The assembly began with a good momentum as the draft for an open and fair investigation on the origin of the virus was passed with more than 100 countries pushing the bill. One of the countries that pushed for an open investigation was India, which assumed the position of the Director of the Executive Board for the WHA.

However, as day two rolled in, chaos erupted as the countries which echoed for an open investigation could not get in line in deciding the direction of the investigation. President Trump demanded a highly punitive route which were rebuffed by other members who were inclined towards a more “impartial and independent” route. President Trump even threatened to pull out of the UN’s health agency, writing a 4-page letter to the current Director of the WHO citing the same.

The European Nations stepped in to fulfill any duties that will be left untouched if the United States come true on their promise. Officials from China, Russia and the EU collectively chaffed Donald Trump over his heated threats and acknowledged the need for the greater good in terms of such difficult hardship. Furthermore, political analysts noted that Trump’s threat to pull out of the WHO might require a majority in the Congress, however, that might not be the case.

The resolution for an unaided and impartial investigation into the origin of the virus was passed without any objection with China supporting the drafted resolution. While the final draft did not bear the United States seal, Donald Trump led the passing of the resolution as a personal victory back in Washington.