World Health Organization (WHO) director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called for unity during this coronavirus pandemic. This happens after the urgency continues to be exposed to the fire by the U.S. President Donald Trump, who accused it of relying too much on China and yet they receive too much money from the United States.
On Wednesday, the director defended the WHO during his speech and called for an end to existing politics in the midst of COVID-19.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump had considered ending US funding for the UN agency by accusing WHO of focusing on China and not helping the United States. But Dr. Tedros has now rejected comments and insisted that the organization is monitoring the situation of every nation.
But then again on Wednesday, President Trump renewed his statement that the organization must set its priorities correctly, adding that the US should conduct a study to determine whether it will continue to pay the contributions.
US secretary, Mike Pompeo said when answering questions during Wednesday’s briefing that the government was re-evaluating US funding for the World Health Organization. He added that the organization must work and serve the purpose for which it was designed.
All in all, it calls for unity during this pandemic and the US must end the blame game. Something should be learned from Wuhan, a Chinese city where COVID-19 first appeared at the end of last year and has now ended the 11-week ban.
The WHO chief advisor previously said that working closely with China is essential to understanding the disease in its early stages and not focusing on China, as Trump claims.
Trump’s attack on WHO follows after his government has been criticized for not effectively fighting the pandemic.
Still, it calls for national unity, and COVID-19 should not be used politically, according to WHO chief adviser. It also calls for honest solidarity on a global scale, which is no exception for China and the United States.
The chief adviser also pointed out that the most powerful should play a pioneering role in the fight against COVID-19 and should not blame each other as the US and China do. He added that President Trump, who described WHO on Tuesday as being biased against China, was very wrong.
The United States was one of the agency’s largest volunteers. WHO data indicate that they make up almost 15% of their total budget.
And Trump’s statement on Tuesday threatened the organization. On Wednesday, Dr. Tedros downplayed this financial threat by saying that he believed US funding would not stop.
The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, had previously said something to defend the organization. The secretary also described the pandemic as unprecedented, saying that any assessment of how to deal with it should be a problem for the future.
So, international communities should work in solidarity to curb the spread and dominance of this virus.
The call for unity was also supported by French President Emmanuel Macron. He confirmed his trust and support for the organization and does not want it to be involved in the competition between China and the United States.
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