WHO responds to Trump criticism, warns of 'many more body bags'
The World Health Organisation's Director General said countries should avoid politicising the virus issue 'if you don't want to have many more body bags'.
Very large text sizeThe World Health Organisation's Director General has responsed to US President Donald Trump's criticism of the organisation, saying countries should avoid politicising the virus issue "if you don't want to have many more body bags".
On Tuesday, Trump tweeted that "the W.H.O. really blew it," accusing the organisation of being "very China centric." He said at a news briefing that he would consider cutting funding to the WHO.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation.
Credit:BloombergThe UN agency has resisted following the Trump administration's line of accusing China of worsening the pandemic by withholding information, instead taking a conciliatory approach of praising all countries for their cooperation.WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a news conference on Wednesday that "the focus of all political parties should be to save their people." He said the WHO's stance was that even strong countries would be in more crisis without unifying.
AdvertisementHe sought to rise above sharp criticism and threats of funding cuts, quipping: "Why would I care about being attacked when people are dying?"Earlier on Wednesday, the WHO's regional director for Europe, Hans Kluge, said "this is not the time to cut back on funding" for the organisation.
"We are still in the acute phase of a pandemic," Kluge said. He did not directly mention the US.When asked if he had decided to cut funding on Tuesday, Trump backtracked and indicated that he is still considering the measure."We're going to look at it," Trump said.
The WHO has often operated on thin margins, relying on contributions from member states and other donors. During the current funding cycle, more than 14 per cent of the organisation's money has come from the US government, according to health news service Stat.
LoadingAt the Wednesday briefing, WHO official Bruce Aylward also rejected Trump's criticism that the organisation "seemed to be very China centric." China is a WHO member state."We want to look at the World Health Organisation because they called it wrong," Trump said on Tuesday. "They called it wrong. They missed the call. They could have called it months earlier. They would have known. They should have known, and they probably did know, so we'll be looking into that very carefully."
Health analysts have countered that the WHO was reporting about a pneumonia of unknown cause in late December. The organisation declared a global health emergency on January 30. It then declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11 and criticised countries for not acting aggressively enough to limit its spread.Read more: The Sydney Morning Herald »
Who is responsible for this. Shame on WHO Director-General and WHO response! WHO Director-General should resign and apologise for what he did (e.g. Praised what China did and acted whatever China told it to do) and didn't do (e.g. warned the world about the coronavirus in advance) since January. As long as one of those body bags has the WHO name on it. Waste of space
We all die one day. Yet, saving one for him after his criminal investigation The WHO already has the bulk of the world’s “body bags” on their collective head after falsely declaring no person to person transmission in mid-January. The chutzpa of this inept fool knows no bounds. WuhanHealthOrganisation
Imbecile!. He politicised the Virus by his fraudulent support for China.! DrTedros your the reason why there are any body bags required. Your corruption with China caused this and the world is coming. How you let this happen is beyond negligent it’s criminal Yeah because who caved to china this man should be jailed DrTedros
Get rid of them and get clever people to find virus.. Lookig into a microscope for years no result get rid of them.. new team give them one month no result replace them .👉 This guy is useless DrTedros WHO Jordanhk4 So, they have kidnapped the world? It’s worth googling this clown. He is as incompetent as you can get and his past roles have ended in disaster. His position as boss of WHO was sponsored by China. Says a lot really.
Is it important that the WHO director general is Ethiopian and there is growing Chinese investment in the Ethiopian economy ? Interesting. RealMarkLatham pm_live realDonaldTrump mirandadevine China, WHO & Trump, All pathetic WHO has killed 1000's of people through their negligence and now they want to play hard ball. Shut the joint down.
We don't need your belated warnings or politicizing. Just disclose all documents how you reach the decision to advice against travel ban in January and the late pandemic declaration WHO DrTedros business BBCWorld abcnews ScottMorrisonMP realDonaldTrump BorisJohnson he shaked hands with Xi with bended keens at Jan, we should know who he works for !
Trump hasn't got a leg to stand on Body bags that are meant to be are already earmarked - thanks to WHO’s contribution - what more do they talk about? The whole rigmarole of Chinese Corona virus was caused by WHO’s complicity in the matter in the first place. They would better clean up the mess! realDonaldTrump
Trump, Morrison and many western leaders trusted these liars because they value economy more than lives. These politicians knew WHO lying at the beginning; but they use WHO lies to save economy at the cost of lives.who COVIDー19 Now the WHO are giving warnings. Not when it mattered. Defund. He has his junket/ money tree to protect, what else would you expect him to say?
Doesnt matter your political affiliation, China is at fault and the likes of WHO, UN ect are all corrupt dogs. I think they still just fragile since socialist Bernie dropped out the likes of & abcnews reporters will be in tears when there parents wake them up at 11am. The CHICOM propaganda threat on display.
World Hazard Organization Corona-virus China Wuhan the Epicentre World Health Organization ignored warnings about Animal to humans infections weeks before the outback W-H-O At the same time negotiating with China for $billions Google: HKFP: China may have prevented 95% of cases if they acted early Wuhan Hell Organization's criminal Tedros, just to get him removed is not enough He needs to be criminally prosecuted
Another CCP's puppet Why does this corrupt clown still get to talk? This criminal is from Ethiopia. Ethiopia!!!! Enough said. WHO ChinaLiedAndPeopleDied
World Health Organisation 'has called every shot wrong': President Trump | Sky News AustraliaThe United States 'is going through terrible trauma at the moment' with the natural response for US President Donald Trump being 'to look for scapegoats for what has happened,' according to Melbourne University Professor Michael Wesley.\n\nUS President Donald Trump has threatened to defund the World Health Organisation after the “China centric” body failed to support early travel bans that could have saved tens of thousands of lives.\n\nMr Trump called for an investigation into the body which has been widely condemned for praising China’s response to the coronavirus despite the fact the country covered up hundreds of cases in 2019.\n\nPresident Trump had said the possibility of putting 'a very powerful hold' on WHO funding could take place. \n\n'I'm not saying I'm going to do it, but we're going to look at it ... we will look at ending funding,' Mr Trump said. \n\nDiscussing the issue with Sky News, Professor Wesley said 'we've already seen Trump blame China for the virus and blame all of the destruction that's occurring on China'. \n\n'The next easiest scapegoat, I suppose, is the WHO,' he said. \n\nImage: Getty realDonaldTrump Bullshit!🤮 realDonaldTrump He’s right too look at non medical professional commie warlord running it ffs the who is a communist group in China’s pocket change my mind realDonaldTrump Just point finger at China WHO UN after giving China a seat on the HumanRights committee COVID19
WHO denies being 'China-centric' as Donald Trump threatens funding cutsWorld Health Organization officials have denied the body is “China-centric” and said that the acute phase of a pandemic was not the time to cut funding, after realDonaldTrump said he would put contributions on hold. realDonaldTrump I agree with Trump, time to defund these China subservient clowns realDonaldTrump Cut their funding - China puppets realDonaldTrump The head of WHO was lobbied by China because of dealings in whatever shithole African country he comes from to dig up their resources
Donald Trump threatens to withdraw funding from 'China-centric' WHOUS President Donald Trump has threatened to cut funding to the World Health Organization, accusing it of bias toward China during the coronavirus pandemic. Idiot This dude is nothing less than hitler reincarnate. The WHO’s kowtowing to the Chinese government over the coronavirus is the worst-kept secret of 2020 so far
Donald Trump 'will eat Biden for breakfast' | Sky News AustraliaIf Democratic candidate Joe Biden is to become the party's nominee in the upcoming election US President Donald Trump will 'eat him for breakfast,' says Sky News host Chris Kenny. \n\nMr Kenny said Joe Biden appears to be 'getting worse day by day' and is delivering 'very, very vague and confused' addresses to the public \n\nThe former US vice-president recently delivered a COVID-19 update where he appeared to stumble through some of his information.\n\n'I would have thought Trump would just sort of eat him for breakfast in those debates,' Mr Kenny said.\n\nImage: AP JoeBiden realDonaldTrump NYGovCuomo JoeBiden realDonaldTrump So glad you have nothing better to do. If you think Trump is a more decent leader you need to find another job. JoeBiden realDonaldTrump Yeah nah
Bernie Sanders just left the presidential race, meaning we have a nominee to take on Trump. Here’s what you need to knowWe already have some clues for Joe Biden's VP pick. Free passage for the current president for another 4 years. The last nail in the coffin. Well done democrats I don’t understand American politics all that well but I find it incredulous that the best the Democrats could muster is a gentleman whose mental faculties and capacities are uncertain at best. Makes one wonder, what is really going on here? “We” Reminder that the A in your ABC is for Australia, not America.
US Navy Secretary resigns over coronavirus ship uproarThomas Modly resigns following criticism of his handling of a crisis involving the USS Theodore Roosevelt. That captain broke the law. He did not follow the chain of command and the liberals are applauding his military disobedience, yet they were the one that punished Chelsea Manning that captain was desperately trying to get help for his crew Pussy.