Timeline Proves WHO Helped China Make COVID-19 Pandemic Worse


Did the World Health Organization make the coronavirus pandemic more likely? Undeniably.

On Tuesday, President Trump criticized the international health agency for “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus,” and halted U.S. funding to it. The president could have added: The World Health Organization has been the Chinese Communist Party’s useful idiot. It has repeated Beijing’s claims despite contrary evidence, withholding the information the world needed to stop the virus’ rapid spread.

The WHO’s actions—or rather inaction—proves its culpability in the coronavirus pandemic. Our organization recently compiled this timeline in a new report that demonstrates how the WHO helped disarm the world in the face of a deadly new virus.


The United States should continue to withhold funding from the agency until it is seriously reformed. At the very least, its leadership should be removed, China should be suspended from full membership, and Taiwan admitted.

That’s the minimum needed for the World Health Organization to fulfill its mission rather than being a mouthpiece for Chinese Communist propaganda.

Marion Smith is the executive director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C. and president of the Common Sense Society, an educational foundation active in Europe and the United States.

Originally published in The Federalist.