US President Donald Trump halted funding to World Health Organisation while the world struggles with the Coronavirus pandemic. The United States is the largest contributor to the Geneva-headquartered world body. However Donald Trump has recently announced that he would put a hold on America’s funding to (WHO), accusing the UN health body of becoming “China-centric” during the on-going Coronavirus pandemic.
US National security Advisor Robert O’ Brien said on Tuesday, that the problem with WHO is that they’ve lost all the credibility during the crisis. Trump has angrily reacted to criticism of his administration’s response to the worst epidemic in a century.
However the WHO has assured to US that there was no human to human transmission of the Covid-19, that went well into the public health crisis in China that turned out to be utterly false said by O’Brien on January 14.
Trump administration has accused WHO of taking side with China in the Coronavirus outbreak that has brought America’s economy to a standstill. The United States has spent over half a billion dollars on WHO, whereas China spend about USD 40 million dollars on WHO, that is about one-tenth of what the US spends and yet the WHO has become a tool of “Chinese propaganda”.
The Covid-19 has claimed the death of more than 45,000 lives over8,24,000 people are infected of Coronavirus in US. Whereas Globally the virus has killed 1,77,445 people and infected over 2.5 million.
-Davinder Singh, NMTV News