Coronavirus: Criticisms After Trump Signals US Exit From WHO

Cheryl Sanders
June 1, 2020

Donald Trump earlier said that the funding would be redirected to other worldwide global public health needs, but did not say exactly where the funding would go.

The head of the US Senate's health committee, a Republican like Mr Trump, said now was not the time to leave.

Patrice Harris, president of the American Medical Association, described Trump's move as a "senseless" action with "significant, harmful repercussions". "Actions that weaken global results must be avoided", said European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and foreign policy chief Josep Borrell in a statement on Saturday. On Saturday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Josep Borrell, the EU's top diplomat, called on Trump to reconsider his plans, saying "actions that weaken worldwide results" during the coronavirus pandemic "must be avoided".

In the remarks made in the Rose Garden on Friday, Trump blamed China for the covid-19 pandemic and accused Beijing of effectively controlling the WHO and pressuring it to "mislead the world". The WHO is an agency of the United Nations which works around the world for health care and diseases.


The US is the largest source of financial support for the WHO, and its exit is expected to significantly weaken the organization.

The European Union on Saturday urged President Donald Trump to rethink his determination to terminate the USA relationship with the World Well being Group as spiking an infection charges in India and elsewhere strengthened that the pandemic is much from contained.

The European Union called on Trump to think again, with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen releasing a statement in which she said: "In the face of this global threat, now is the time for enhanced cooperation and common solutions". "For this, the participation and support of all is required and very much needed".

The head of the EU's executive arm urged Trump to reconsider.


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"In my 30 years working with the WHO, I have never seen it under such vicious attack", said Georgetown University professor Lawrence Gostin, director of the WHO Collaborating Center on national and global health law.

"The EU must take a leading role and engage more financially", he said. Trump indefinitely delayed funds on Friday.

In South Korea, credited with one of the profitable packages to battle the pandemic, 39 new circumstances had been reported Saturday, most within the densely populated Seoul metropolitan space the place officers have linked the infections to warehouse employees.


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