WHO director hits back at Trump threat to defund agency

WHO director hits back at Trump threat to defund agency

By: Rick Growel
Apr 08, 2020

Health Politics

The head of the World Health Organization took aim at President Trumpís criticism of the agency on Wednesday, telling him and other world leaders not to politicize the coronavirus crisis ďif you donít want many more body bags.Ē

If you donít want many more body bags you refrain from politicizing it Ė please quarantine politicizing COVID,

WHO Director Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in a lengthy answer when asked about Trumpís criticism of the agency. A day earlier, the U.S. president had threatened to cut off funding.

My short message is please quarantine politicizing COVID Ė the unity of your country will be very important to defeat this dangerous virus. Without unity we assure you even any country that may have a better system will be in more trouble. Thatís our message

he said

He went on to urge a global response to the virus similar to the one that combated smallpox.

"The United States and China should come together and fight this dangerous enemy, they should come together to fight it and the rest of G-20 should come together to fight it, and the rest of the world should come together and fight it," he said.


Tags: #COVID-19

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