President Trump said Wednesday his administration is developing “very distinct” recommendations to hold the World Health Organization and China accountable for the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. “We’re not happy about it, and we are by far the largest contributor to WHO,” Mr. Trump told reporters during an Oval Office meeting with Louisiana’s governor. “They misled us. They’re literally a pipe organ for China.” The president has instructed U.S. intelligence agencies to look into whether the WHO and China withheld information about the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year. “It’s coming in, I’m getting pieces already,” Mr. Trump said of the probe. “There’s nothing positive about what happened in China.” The president said he will be coming out soon with a recommendation about the WHO, “with China to follow.” Mr. Trump reiterated that the disease “could have been stopped at the source” in Wuhan, China, late last year. Since reaching the U.S. in January, the virus has infected more than 1 million Americans and claimed the lives of more than 58,000. “They should have been able to stop it,” the president said of the WHO and the Chinese government. “And then why did China allow planes to fly out, but not into China? Planes were coming out of Wuhan, and going all over the world. They were going to Italy, very big time to Italy. But they’re not going into China. What was that all about? We’re not happy with it.” Mr. Trump noted that he wrapped up a trade deal at the White House in January with Chinese officials as the crisis was worsening in China. But he said Chinese officials didn’t warn him. “You would have thought that somebody could have said ‘hey.’ They could have stopped it at the source,” Mr. Trump said. “They didn’t have to let airplanes fly out, and loads of people come out.” The president banned travelers from China on Jan. 31, except for thousands of U.S. citizens returning.
This is a positive start. China and the WHO need to be held to account. For the WHO, we need to cut off funding to them PERMANENTLY, or until they have new leadership NOT tied to China, and have undergone serious reforms worthy of our sending them hard-earned monies from American taxpayers. But, for now, we shouldn’t send them one dime. As for China.. They need to be shamed publicly at the UN, the U.S., and our allies. Then we need to make them pay monetarily for the damage they’ve cost us. Then, we need to bring back manufacturing of critical products (i.e. pharmaceuticals, etc.) to the U.S. that we’ve been importing from China for decades, and it is now a national security issue. And, as always, we need to stop buying so much cheap crap made in China. If you the option to buy something made in China and a comparable product that’s maybe a couple bucks more, but it’s made in the USA, then PLEASE PLEASE PEASE BUY AMERICAN!!! Let’s tell the Communist Chinese Party (CCP) what we think of them, and vote with our wallets.
President Trump said the U.S. will stop funding to the World Health Organization while his administration reviews its role in “mismanaging” the coronavirus. He said the U.S. contributes up to $400 million while superpowers like China, where the outbreak began, contribute closer to $40 million. “The United States has a duty to insist on full accountability,” Mr. Trump said. He cited the WHO’s lack of pushback to Beijing’s foggy reporting on the virus in the early going, saying it cost the rest of the world valuable time. He also blasted the WHO’s opposition to bans on travel from China, accusing it of putting “political correctness above life-saving measures.” “Countless more lives would have been saved. Instead, look at the rest of the world,” he said, citing the rampant spread of the virus in Europe. He said U.S. funding wasn’t put to good use and the WHO failed to vet and share information in a timely fashion.
President Trump is exactly right for doing this. If you scroll down about 12 articles, you’ll see one on how we pay 10 times what China does to the WHO, and the WHO is basically a propaganda organ for China. So, major kudos to President Trump for saying enough is enough, and putting a freeze on U.S. taxpayer funding to the WHO, until it shows it actually cares about WORLD health; not China’s image.
As coronavirus continues to cripple almost every country on earth, questions are being raised over the relationship between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the top brass at the World Health Organization (WHO). Earlier this week, President Trump accused the specialized United Nations agency of acting too slowly on the escalating crisis, and deemed it “very China-centric.” He affirmed in both a tweet and later at a press briefing on Tuesday that his administration is “going to look into” the money U.S. taxpayers give to WHO – and potentially freeze it – given that Americans are the largest donors. So exactly how much is China forking out to have attained such an apparent influence? Well, nowhere near the United States. “In short, the total contributions of China versus the U.S. is $86 million versus $893 million,” David Maxwell, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), told Fox News. “The U.S. contributes nearly 10 times the amount China does.” Here is how it works. WHO operates on a two-year budget, and invoices members with two annual payments. It receives its money – usually totaling around $4.5 billion per year – through two streams. The first is referred to as “assessed” or mandatory contributions, which is considered core funding from its member states, and are based upon expected amounts scaled by population and income. These make up just under 20 percent of the total budget. The second stream is “voluntary,” provided by member states, private individuals and organizations, and makes up the bulk of WHO’s revenue. “Nations are assessed membership fees based on their gross domestic product and population size,” Dennis Santiago, a global risk and financial analyst surmised. “Nations and foundations can also make additional voluntary contributions to the general fund and for special designated projects, including outbreak and crisis response.” The United States pays the highest assessment fee to the WHO. The March 2020 WHO’s financials indicates that the United States’ current year assessment is $57,883,460. This is almost twice China’s 2020 assessment of $28,719,905 to the organization’s annual budget, the second-largest assessment in WHO’s budget. Based on WHO’s financial reports as of March 2020, China committed to an assessment of $28,719,905 to the organization’s annual budget. The current year amount is presently outstanding. China appears to be up to date in its payments; there are no amounts in arrears from prior years on WHO’s report. The U.S. has a balance of an additional $41,284,915 from prior years that have not been remitted, for an outstanding U.S. total funding assessment of $99,168,375. This amount is around one-third of the total $257,470,000 WHO is awaiting as of the end of March 2020. The U.S. and China have the two most substantial contribution assessments to WHO in 2020, followed by Japan and Germany.
How crazy is this?!? American taxpayers, whether they like it or not, pay almost a BILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR of their hard-earned taxes to this corrupt, agenda-driven, pro-China UN-type health organization, that does nothing for us, and yet basically covers for all of China’s health atrocities. And, yet, China only pays a tenth of what Americans shell out to this worthless organization! This story should infuriate every clear-thinking American, regardless of party affiliation. And, after how the WHO has handled this whole Wuhan virus crisis, we need to cut off ALL funding to them until they get rid of the current leadership and show they are no longer a proxy for China’s propaganda. For more, click on the text above.
The Ebola virus is spreading exponentially across Liberia as patients fill taxis in a fruitless search for medical care, the World Health Organization said Monday.
And apparently we’ve brought yet another Ebola victim to Georgia. The best thing the World Heatl Org (WHO; NOT to be confused by the great Brit rock band) can do is help to quarantine those affected countries in Africa and allow NON-governmental organizations (i.e. “Doctors without Borders,” etc) to help the affected nations’ health departments combat the problem there. This is beyond out of control. And, anyone who says otherwise is either an idiot and doesn’t understand the magnitude of this epidemic, OR they’re doing what they can do downplay it for whatever reason. That said, as of yet it is NOT our (i.e. that of the United States) problem. That said, we should be doing everything we can to ensure that horrific virus is NOT brought either intentionally, or accidentally, into America. To that end, we should suspend ALL travel from Libera, and other affected West African nations, to the United States. And, it is another critical reason why it is imperative that we BUILD THE WALL NOW!!!…and put U.S. Army National Guard troops physically ON the border. Securing that border is so very critical for so many reasons. This is just another one of those reasons..