COVID-19 | Trump dubs WHO as ‘China centric’; threatens to cut funding to the organization

US President Donald Trump (File Image).

Dubbing the World Health Organisation (WHO) as being ‘very China-centric,’ US President Donald Trump, indicated that he will consider putting a hold on funding it.

In a media briefing at the White House, Trump stated twice, that the United States funds the majority of the organization’s budget. According to the WHO, the United States provided 14.67% of its funding in 2018-2019.

Trump accused the global agency of giving ‘faulty’ advice during the early-stage of coronavirus outbreak.

“The W.H.O. really blew it. For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very China-centric. We will be giving that a good look. Fortunately I rejected their advice on keeping our borders open to China early on. Why did they give us such a faulty recommendation?,” Trump tweeted.

Trump’s remarks come as the WHO is being criticised globally for its alleged collusion with China, which led to the coronavirus turning into a pandemic, claiming over 80,000 lives globally.

On January 31, the United Nations health organisation advised countries to keep borders open despite the outbreak.

The toll due to COVID-19 in the US is now more than 12,000. Johns Hopkins University is reporting 398,809 cases in the United States.

The WHO is being accused around the world for hiding facts and working as a China’s companion in letting the virus spread globally.

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Coronavirus, which has brought the entire world to a halt, was first originated in China in December last year, killing 3,300 people.

Now the virus has infected around 1.4 million people around the world and killed 82,000 people. The count is only mounting.

Recently, Japan became the first country to highlight the unscrupulous collusion between the Chinese Communist Party and the WHO.

Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso has said that the World Health Organisation should change its name. It shouldn’t be called the WHO but should be renamed as the ‘Chinese Health Organisation’ (CHO).

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