(ReliableNews.org) – President Donald Trump has done an amazing job handling the COVID pandemic, even though he was handicapped from the start thanks to the World Health Organization (WHO). The UN agency’s alleged mismanagement of the situation caused confusion and a delay in response because they didn’t provide the information the world needed. Now, the commander-in-chief is striking back.
During the president’s April 14th coronavirus press conference, Trump announced he was suspending the WHO’s funding. This is quite a blow as the US is the largest contributor to the organization, donating roughly $400 million every year.
When China first realized they had an outbreak on their hands, whistleblowers said government officials began suppressing the news. Meanwhile, on January 9, the WHO was congratulating the country for identifying a new virus, SARS-CoV-2. The rest of the leaders across the globe were still not told they needed to put plans into place to mitigate the spread of the virus.
In fact, in mid-January the WHO was still telling people COVID-19 wasn’t spreading from human to human when it obviously was.
Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China🇨🇳. pic.twitter.com/Fnl5P877VG
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 14, 2020
Some reporting indicates the organization may have known as early as December 31, 2019, the virus was spread through humans. President Trump pointed to their failures when he announced the funding freeze.
“The WHO failed in this duty, and must be held accountable,” he said.
Had the president had an inkling the virus was so dangerous, he’d have been able to implement changes sooner. The organization he relied on for accurate information, the one the US gives hundreds of millions of dollars to, failed us all — miserably.
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