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COVID-19: Donald Trump stops funding to WHO Give Reasons


COVID-19: Donald Trump stops funding to WHO Give Reasons
President Donald Trump has announced that the US is halting funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO) to allow for a review on how the health agency has been steering the fight against coronavirus. During his
address on Tuesday, April 14, Trump accused WHO of contributing to the rapid spread of the virus and also playing a cover-up role thus complicating the fight against the global pandemic.


According to a media report, Trump accused the WHO of been too China dependent, says the US contributes more than 400 million dollars to them yearly.

"I am instructing my administration to halt funding of the WHO while a review is conducted to assess its role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.

"American taxpayers provide between 400 million and 500 million dollars per year and in contrast, China contributes roughly 40 million dollars (Ksh 4 billion) a year and even less. As the organization's leading sponsor the United States has a duty to insist on full accountability," Trump said.

Trump also noted that WHO was opposed to his travel ban on China earlier January when the virus was at its peak at the Wuhan Province. He further stated that WHO deceived the World with its insistence that the virus cannot be transmitted from humans to humans.

"They failed to investigate credible reports from sources in Wuhan that conflicted directly with the Chinese government's official accounts. There was credible information to suspect human to human transmission in 2019 December. This should have pushed WHO to investigate but they didn't.

In the middle of January 2020, WHO publicly endorsed the idea that there was no human-to-human transmission happening despite reports and clear evidence to the contrary," He concluded.


Source: Naij

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