Trump threatens permanent freeze of World Health Organization funding, United States News & Top Stories

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By the time the WHO declared the coronavirus a global pandemic in March, it had already spread to more than 100 countries, with some critics arguing the organization reacted too slowly.

Earlier Monday, Trump said the World Health Organization had "done a very sad job" in its handling of the virus and he would make a decision soon on USA funding.

Health workers handle plastic containers with Covid-19 test samples in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Noting that the mankind is facing the most serious global public health emergency since the end of World War II, Xi said "solidarity and cooperation is a sure way through which we, the people of the world, can defeat this novel coronavirus". "They were wrong so much, always on the side of China".

The assembly, held online for the first time in its history, is set to discuss a resolution tabled by the European Union that calls for an "impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation" of the worldwide response to the coronavirus crisis.

"Today I am calling on all nations to resolve that they will do everything it takes to ensure that the coronavirus pandemic is never repeated", the World Health Organization chief said during the virtual conference.

The remarks came at a time when the United States, Japan's closest security ally, and China have confronted each other over Taiwan joining the WHO.

Azar said the United States supported "an independent review of every aspect of WHO's response" and that China's conduct should be "on the table" too. Several Republican lawmakers have called on Tedros to resign. "We have released the genome sequence at the earliest possible time".

President Xi Jinping announced $2 billion donation to the United Nations and offered to set up hospitals and health infrastructure in Africa. World Health Organization is committed to transparency, accountability and continuous improvement, ' Tedros said.

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The 11-page report raised questions such as whether WHO's warning system for alerting the world to outbreaks is adequate, and suggested member states might need to "reassess" WHO's role in providing travel advice to countries.

Dr Tedros said the pandemic has exposed critical fault lines between countries that could jeopardise stopping the virus. "And geopolitical divisions have been thrown into sharp relief".

The new coronavirus was first observed late previous year in China's central city of Wuhan but it quickly spread across the globe.

A formal proposal was submitted to the World Health Organization by Belize and Central American, Caribbean, and Pacific states that have maintained ties with Taipei, despite the Solomon Islands and Kiribati switching sides to Beijing previous year. Nations including Britain and China have begun testing vaccines on humans. He said that since China was "the source" of the outbreak, it had "a special responsibility to pay more and give more".

And they're a puppet of China.

On Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping dispelled the criticism of secrecy and cover-up, saying "all along, we have acted with openness, transparency and responsibility".

"This is on top of a "tremendous amount" of medical supplies sent to over 50 African countries in recent months", he said.

The president's letter, which he tweeted late Monday night, raised more than a dozen specific instances where he argued the World Health Organization had either missed warning signs of the coronavirus outbreak or offered praise for China.

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