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President Trump threatened Monday to permanently end American funding to the World Health Organization and revoke U.S. membership if the group does not “commit to major substantive improvements” within the next 30 days. The president — who has repeatedly accused the WHO of allowing China to initially cover up the novel coronavirus outbreak — said the U.N. body must “actually demonstrate independence from China.” Chinese officials on Tuesday said that Trump was attempting to “shift blame” for his administration’s “incompetent response” to the pandemic.

The president’s threat came hours after he revealed that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine to protect against the coronavirus, even though the drug is not proven to prevent infections and can have deadly side effects. Hydroxychloroquine is typically taken to treat lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and malaria, and the Food and Drug Administration has warned that it should not be taken outside hospitals or clinical trials because it could lead to heart problems.

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