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Trump coronavirus: US president points to WHO and threatens to cut funding | World | news

The President of the United States stated in a Tweet that the Organization was too “focused on China” and even suggested that it could reduce US funding from the body.

“WHO really blew it up,” said the President of the United States. “For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very centered on China.

“We will take a good look. Fortunately, I refused their advice to keep our borders open to China soon.

“Why did they give us such an incorrect recommendation?”

Other American conservatives shared Mr Trump’s view of the WHO, arguing that the world body would have been guilty of “helping Communist China to cover a global pandemic,” as Florida Republican Senator Rick Scott said.

Legislators, governors and democratic politicians criticized the President’s response to the pandemic, arguing that he did too little, too late.

The coronavirus epidemic started in Wuhan, one of the main cities in China.

The Trump administration issued travel restrictions for people traveling from China on January 31st.

On February 3, the World Health Organization claimed that such measures were not necessary.

WHO still does not recommend wearing face masks.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommended wearing masks last week.

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“We have to take some measures to address this. It is simply irresponsible, it is inconceivable what they have done here while we have people dying all over the world,” continued the senator.

Scott, the Florida senator, said the Senate National Security Committee was to open an investigation into WHO’s pandemic management.

In late January, Tedros praised President Xi Jinping for managing the crisis.

But the Chinese president was also preventing information from leaving the country by censoring whistleblowers.

Trump said he did not trust China’s information.

“Their numbers seem to be a little weak and I am kind when I say it,” Trump said during a daily briefing.

Bloomberg’s news released a report last week on a U.S. intelligence investigation into China that underestimates the number of cases and deaths from the disease.

WHO is financed through assessed contributions and voluntary contributions.

The United States pays the assessed contributions more, but this amount has only represented less than 25 percent of WHO funding in recent years.

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