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The pandemic shows WHO lacks authority to force governments to divulge information, experts say

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMay 9, 2020, 10:05 AM UTC / Updated May 10, 2020, 2:50 PM UTCBy Dan De Luce, Robert Windrem and Abigail WilliamsWASHINGTON -- The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the inherent weaknesses of the World Health Organization, which has no authority to force foreign governments to divulge medical information or open doors to its hospitals and labs, public health experts and foreign diplomats say.The Trump administration and Republican lawmakers have lashed out at the U.N. agency for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, accusing it of helping China conceal the extent of the outbreak at a critical early stage ...