Trump blames WHO for not confronting the Coronavirus early enough

US President Donald Trump blamed the World Health Organisation for not being aggressive enough to confront the virus early enough. The US President also threatened to put a hold on money sent to the WHO. However, President later denied that he had made those remarks.

US President Donald Trump, in a press briefing on Tuesday, blamed the World Health Organisation for not acting aggressively to confront the coronavirus outbreak. US President called the WHO “very China-centric,” and threatened to put a hold on the money spent on WHO. He also that the WHO disagreed with his travel ban on China.  

“WHO really missed the call” 

US President Donald Trump, while criticizing the World Health Organisation, said that they called it wrong and really missed the call. However, the public health experts believe that the President’s public denials of the virus’s dangers slowed the response, which included delaying in testing and a failure to stockpile protective gear. US President had denied the dangers of the coronavirus and even called it “democratic hoax” to hurt his chances in upcoming elections. US President also attacked the WHO for saying that it did not support his decision on Jan. 31 to limit some travel from China because of the coronavirus outbreak.

President calls for investigation on WHO’s response to the coronavirus outbreak

US President Donald Trump said, “They didn’t see it. How do you not see it? They didn’t see it. They didn’t report it. If they did see it, they must have seen it, but they didn’t report it.” He went on to say that they will look into the WHO’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. WHO was founded in 1948, and it has its headquarters in Geneva but has 7,000 workers in 150 offices around the world. 

Earlier, Republican lawmakers accused the organization of failing to question China’s reports on the spread of the coronavirus. On Tuesday, senator Jim Risch, and the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, also called for an independent inquiry into how the WHO’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. 

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Jai Pratap
Jai Pratap
A Mass Media Graduate who loves to write. Jai is also a sports enthusiast and a big movie buff. He loves to learn new things.

1 comment

  1. It’s the easiest thing that can be done – blaming everyone and not doing anything on your own. Check the China’s way, you can even talk to people that went through that in COVID-19 chat in Utopia p2p. They’ll prove you that the situation can be solved, but a lot of work should be done. They didn’t blame anyone, just fight a disease.

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