As the Chinese virus began to spread, the World Health Organization was needed to act. This global body was supposed to provide support and critical data in order to protect the entire world. Instead, this U.N. group spread China’s lies, allowing the virus to hit every other country. Now, Donald Trump has announced retribution.
Think back over the last two months. Pretty terrible, right? Not a single American has been spared from the scourge of this virus pandemic. While you might not have been infected with COVID-19, I’m sure you’ve been hurt in other areas. Every America has suffered from ruined jobs, reduced pay, canceled education, or upended life plans.
Now, realize all of this could have been avoided.
That’s right. The virus that has plunged the world into chaos might not have even been noticed by most people. Many reports have suggested that had China acted three weeks earlier, 95% of worldwide cases wouldn’t have happened. But why did China drop the ball? And why did the rest of the world sit back and let this deadly disease spread?
It’s largely the fault of the World Health Organization. This body, formed by the U.N., is supposed to monitor health crises around the world. They are the first group to offer advice and guidance when a new health threat emerges. But as late as January 14, they were ignoring the threat of this virus. In fact, they repeated blatantly dishonest statements from China, including the virus was not transmissible from human to human.
Only at the end of January was W.H.O. forced to declare it a health crisis. By then, the virus had spread all over the globe.
In the aftermath of this crisis, there will be many to blame. China, will be the biggest. America agencies like the CDC and FDA will face severe scrutiny. But perhaps W.H.O. will be hit the hardest. This group exists to protect nations from health threats. To say they screwed the pooch on this one is an understatement.
Now, President Trump has taken strong measures to punish this org.
President Trump announced at the White House coronavirus news briefing in the Rose Garden on Tuesday that the United States will immediately halt all funding for the World Health Organization (WHO), saying it had put “political correctness over lifesaving measures.”
…Trump declared that the United States would undertake a 60-to-90 day investigation into why the “China-centric” WHO had caused “so much death” by “severely mismanaging and covering up” the coronavirus’ spread, including by making the “disastrous” decision to oppose travel restrictions on China. [Source: Fox News]
The U.S. is the largest donor to W.H.O., providing around half a billion dollars a year. Yet this group has been bowing to China (who provides only $40 million), doing the communist nation’s bidding all along.
That’s consistent with the rest of the United Nations, a corrupt group that does the whims of nations like China, Russia, and Iran. The organization has made a mockery of peace and global cooperation, often insulting the U.S., which is its biggest supporter.
But this time, the corrupt and sinister actions of W.H.O. have gone too far. We’re not talking about pushing bogus politics or playing bureaucratic. We’re talking about a group who protected China, as a deadly virus spread unchecked. Had W.H.O. done its job back in December, urging travel bans and sharing data, we wouldn’t have been forced to shut down our nation for nearly two months.
Every death caused by COVID-19 is W.H.O.’s fault. They could have prevented this, but didn’t. Why should we give them the planned $893 million for this year—when they neglected to do the one thing they exist for?
Give that money to anything or anyone else, besides the World Health Organization. There are plenty of worthy groups in the U.S. in dire need right now. I’d like to see them get the money instead.