President Trump announced at the White House coronavirus news briefing on Tuesday that the U.S. will immediately halt all funding for the World Health Organization, saying it had put “political correctness over lifesaving measures.”
“I’m instructing my administration to halt funding of the World Health Organization while a review is conducted to assess the world health organization’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus,” Trump said.
US President Donald Trump says he is halting funding to the World Health Organization because it “failed in its basic duty” in response to the coronavirus outbreakhttps://t.co/BTT6nSp70e pic.twitter.com/hAr785KvdF
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) April 15, 2020
A number of GOP senators delivered a letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, announcing that they are investigating the organization’s involvement with China’s coverup of the true scale of the coronavirus outbreak.
The senators sent a wide-ranging demand for information, records, and documents to the World Health Organization regarding the origins of the novel coronavirus, part of a larger investigation into the global response to the pandemic.
In a letter to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, along with Sen. Rick Scott of Florida Joni Ernst (R-IA), Todd Young (R-IN), Steve Daines (R-MT), Kevin Cramer (R-FL), and Martha McSally (R-AZ) requested a sweeping list of materials regarding what they called “WHO’s failed and delayed response to the Coronavirus.”
Claiming that the WHO has ignored calls to investigate China, the senators wrote that “Ahead of an anticipated congressional hearing, we write today to request information regarding the WHO’s failed and delayed response to the Coronavirus.”
“American taxpayers deserve answers about how their taxpayer dollars are spent, and whether Congress should continue to spend millions of dollars every year to fund the WHO. Please provide your response by Monday, April 27,” the senators also wrote.
The letter outlines six key questions, in a request for information from the global health body:
What protocols and procedures did the WHO have in place for epidemics, suspected pandemics, and pandemics prior to December 2019?
Please outline what steps were taken by the WHO, in accordance with protocols and procedures for epidemics, suspected pandemics and pandemics, as a result of the Coronavirus.
When did the WHO first know China had cases of a potential “SARS-like virus”?
When did the WHO team first arrive in China to start investigating the Coronavirus?
Who at the WHO was in charge of coordinating coronavirus response with the Chinese Communist Party?
Do any members of WHO leadership receive financial compensation outside of their WHO salaries? If so, please describe.
We saw one Twitter user who designed the new flag of the World Health Organization and it’s not far from the truth:
— Avi Yemini 🇦🇺🇮🇱 (@OzraeliAvi) April 15, 2020
We have a nice article about WHO’s President Tedros Adhanom Who Should be Tried for Crimes Against Humanity
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In a time of unity, Adam Schiff wants to investigate the president’s response to the outbreak meanwhile GOP leaders want to investigate China and the WHO! Let Thant sink in!
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