The world Health Organisation WHO Defends Virus Response after Trump Halts Funding. Saying 3 Vaccines are on clinical trial and 70 others on Lab trial.
The world health Boss Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a press conference said they have commenced airlifting of essential materials to countries noting that Funds is not only for Covid 19 but also for Ebola, HIV, T.B, Polio, Measles etc. Thus this not time for division but to come together to save humanity.
Similarly, Australia has also announced that it is withdrawing their Funding
US President Donald Trump has been heavily criticized for halting funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
Philanthropist Bill Gates, a major funder of the WHO, said it was “as dangerous as it sounds”.
President Trump said on Tuesday said that the body had “failed in its basic duty” in its response to coronavirus.
The head of the WHO said it was reviewing the cuts’ impact “to ensure our work continues uninterrupted”.
“We regret the decision of the President of the United States to order a halt in the funding to the WHO,” Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference, adding that the US has been “a long-standing and generous friend… and we hope it will continue to be so”.
UN Secretary General António Guterres said it was “not the time” to cut funds to the WHO, which “is absolutely critical to the world’s efforts to win the war against Covid-19”.
Mr. Trump has accused the WHO of making deadly mistakes and overly trusting China. “I am directing my administration to halt funding while a review is conducted to assess the World Health Organization’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus,” Mr Trump told reporters on Tuesday.
A White House statement on Wednesday said the agency had “failed” the US people.
“The American people deserve better from the WHO, and no more funding will be provided until its mismanagement, cover-ups and failures can be investigated,” it read.
Mr Trump has been under fire for his own handling of the pandemic. He has sought to deflect persistent criticism that he acted too slowly to stop the virus’s spread by pointing to his decision in late January to place restrictions on travel from China.
He has accused the WHO of having “criticized” that decision,