1. The US government had a member on the WHO International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee for Pneumonia due to the Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV which advises the WHO on declaring a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) https://www.who.int/ihr/procedures/novel-coronavirus-2019/ec-22012020-members/en/
2. A WHO report of the first meeting of its advisory committee on 23 January 2020 indicates disagreement among the advisors about the declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) - so they did not make that recommendation
3. Question:

At the 23 Jan 2020 WHO advisory committee meeting on Covid, did the US gov’t argue for or against the immediate declaration of PHEIC?

Against: Trump has no complaint, and in fact the US was at least partially responsible for the delay

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