WHO Chief Chides Trump: Politicizing Crisis Will Mean 'Many More Body Bags'

Written by NewsMax Politics | Source: NewsMax Politics | April 08, 2020 01:01 PM

The head of the World Health Organization fired back at President Donald Trump Wednesday for criticizing the agency, telling urging him and other world leaders not to politicize the coronavirus crisis “if you don’t want many more body bags."

“If you don’t want many more body bags you refrain from politicizing it – please quarantine politicizing COVID,” WHO Director Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters, according to Fox News.

Other WHO officials also denied that the body was "China-centric" and said that the acute phase of a pandemic was not the time to cut funding, after Trump said he may put contributions on hold.

The United States is the top donor to the Geneva-based body which Trump said had issued bad advice during the new coronavirus outbreak.

U.S. contributions to WHO in 2019 exceeded $400 million, almost double the 2nd largest country donor, according to figures from the U.S. State Department. China contributed $44 million, it said.

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