Coronavirus and America leaving WHO.
Donald Trump has said that America will leave WHO, because of how WHO reacted to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak which took place in December 2019.
Because of the years and years of the relationship that the United States of America has had with the WHO, the health situation of people all over the globe has been improved.
But because of Coronavirus, things have changed.
The President of America, Donald Trump now said:
“The world is now suffering as a result of the malfeasance of the Chinese government. Countless lives have been taken, and profound economic hardship has been inflicted all around the globe.”
As such, Donald Trump has declared that the United States of America is now going to bring to an end its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO).
In April 2020, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of WHO was asked what he felt about Donald Trump’s accusation that W.H.O. was “China-centric.”
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus replied:
“It is wrong to be any ‘country-centric.’ I am sure we are not China-centric. The truth is, if we are going to be blamed, it is right to blame us for being U.S.-centric.”
The US President, Donald Trump gave a 10-minute address, in the Rose Garden, in which he said he had no responsibility of the deaths of all the Americans and said that China had “instigated a global pandemic.”
In America, public health experts reacted with shock to the announcement made by US President, Donald Trump.
Dr. Thomas Frieden, the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has worked with the WHO since the time of its inception in the year 1948, said:
“We helped create the W.H.O.” We’re part of it — it is part of the world. Turning our back on the W.H.O. makes us and the world less safe.”
Dr. Thomas M. File, President of The Infectious Diseases Society of America said that the Society – “stands strongly against President Trump’s decision.”
Dr. Thomas M. File further added:
“We will not succeed against this pandemic, or any future outbreak, unless we stand together, share information and coordinate actions.”
Many people are of the opinion that the decision of US President, Donald Trump to leave WHO, will not only be of immense benefit to the Chinese Communist Party, but it will also have a very bad impact on global health.
So, is China getting the upper hand because of Coronavirus?
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