Trump suspende financiamento da OMS
April 15, 2020 -
O Presidente Donald Trump disse que cortava os pagamentos dos EUA
à Organização Mundial de Saúde, acusando-a de não fazer o suficiente
para evitar a propagação da doença do coronavírus (Covid-19) quando surgiu na China.
Trump, who had telegraphed his intentions last week, claimed the outbreak could have been contained at its source and that lives could have been saved had the UN health agency done a better job investigating the early reports coming out of China.
“The WHO failed in its basic duty and must be held accountable,” Trump said at a Tuesday briefing. He said the U.S. would be reviewing the WHO’s actions to stop the virus before making any decision on resuming aid.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres responded to Trump’s announcement by saying now is not the time to end support for the World Health Organisation, calling the WHO “absolutely critical” to the global effort to combat Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.