Coronavirus live news: Trump threatens to stop WHO funding, claiming lack of independence from China
President Trump had written an official letter to the World Health Organization.
Pictures of the letter were tweeted by him last night. It takes up personal problems with the leadership of the WHO Director-General Tedros.
It isn’t a surprise that a few areas of New York have experienced death rates that are 10 times higher than others.
Being the most fatal hotspot in the entire US, the city’s health department shows how it has taken a toll on poor communities.
The global economy will not be able to recover entirely after the pandemic subsides.
And I can’t recall if I’ve heard anything worse all morning.
What It Contained
The letter, written by the President Trump spoke about how the WHO could have honestly done better.
A few years ago, when the Director-General was a different person, WHO had shown it’s true potential.
For instance, in 2003, during the outbreak of SARS, when the entire world was shaken out of its core, WHO was there to prove its potential.
During that period, the Director-General Harlem brazenly declared the first emergency of WHO.
It suggested not to travel to or from the disease epicentre in Southern China.
Neither was the WHO laid back in its criticism of China which had led to the demise of so many innocent lives.
Even then, China played its usual dirty card of arresting the whistleblowers and censoring media.
What’s To Come
Many lives could have been saved by now during Coronavirus, had we followed Harlem’s recommendation of that time.
The entire focus of the letter was not just condemning WHO’s handling of the pandemic which has grossed out hundreds of thousands of lives.
It was about an alarming lack of independence from the People’s Republic of China.
Trump is all set to scapegoat China and the WHO in order to distract people from his own lack of leadership-some people believe.
After all, the US has more than 1 million cases and 90,000 deaths so far.