In his letter, Trump claimed the review found, among other things, that the World Health Organization "consistently ignored credible reports of the virus spreading in Wuhan in early December 2019 or even earlier" and "repeatedly made claims about the coronavirus that were either grossly inaccurate or misleading". The head of the White house announced on his page on the microblogging network Twitter.
China's current contribution is 40 million, which is only one-tenth of the Trump administration's commitment to the World Health Organization. In fact, the US supposedly plans to allocate almost $900 million in the current two year period.
In his letter, Trump said the only way forward for the body was if it could demonstrate independence from China, adding that his administration had already started reform discussions with Tedros.
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In 2019, the USA contribution to WHO amounted to more than $ 400 million, which is approximately 15% of the organization's budget.
"Despite the shortcomings, I believe that World Health Organization still has enormous potential and I want World Health Organization to realize this potential, especially now, during this global crisis". All funds are frozen!
However in another statement, it was also stipulated in the draft letter that WHO and Tedros must be "insulated from political pressure in relation to public health decisions and participation in WHO meetings and calls for a fully independent assessment of the origin of this virus and the WHO COVID-19 response".
Earlier in April, Washington suspended payments to World Health Organization claiming the organisation to be joining with China in covering up the coronavirus pandemic.