Is the WHO Too Soft on Russia? Critics fear Russia is using the WHO’s structural weaknesses to validate its coronavirus approach.

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… Russian and international health experts have raised fresh concerns over the WHO’s public stance, saying … defense of questionable statistics and overly pro-government comments demonstrate[] Russia’s influence … and highlights … organizational weaknesses […]

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WHO Representative Downplays Doubts About Russian Coronavirus Figures

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(Article text ©2020 RFE/RL, Inc., Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty – – May 14, 2020 – article text also appeared at The World Health Organization’s representative in Russia has downplayed doubts about the country’s coronavirus statistics even as new public data suggests authorities may be undercounting the death toll from the pandemic. The comments from Melita Vujnovic, in an […]

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