President of the United States (US President) Donald Trump has warned for de-funding World Health Organization (WHO) accusing it to be bias for China.
In his latest press briefing, US President Donald Trump said;
“They missed the call. They could have called it months earlier.”
“They would have known. And they should’ve known.”
“And they probably did know. So we’ll be looking into that very carefully.”
“And we’re going to put a hold on money spent to the WHO. We’re going to put a very powerful hold on it.”
However, he later said the decision may be re considered.
“I’m not saying I’m going to do it,” Trump later answered.
World Health Organization’s $4.8 billion budget is funded in part by cosponsors, foundations and governments, with the U.S. providing around $111 million in 2017, along with $401 million in voluntary funds.
The Trump administration has already requested a reduction of $65 million for 2021.
It is pertinent to mention that United States (US) leads world in confirmed cases of the coronavirus with 387,547,
The numbers more than the trailing Spain, Italy and France combined.
Reports said Mortality rates lower than Italy and Spain but currently stand at 12,722.
The first report of an American contracting the coronavirus occurred on January 21 in Washington State.
The global numbers for the confirmed cases of deadly coronavirus has risen to 1,431,973.
82,096 people suffering from the dread and deadly coronavirus also known as COVID 19 died world wide.
302,209 people recovered from the global pandemic.
The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 209 countries and territories around the world.