US funding to the World Health Organization is being halted by President Donald Trump, who blames it for creating “a 20-fold increase” in COVID-19 cases worldwide.
The U.N. health agency, according to Trump, made a “disastrous decision” to oppose his restrictions on travel from China and put “political correctness above life-saving measures.”
The action had been expected as Trump repeatedly signaled the move after accusing the WHO of having a bias in favor of China, despite the United States being its largest single funder.
The president said the freeze on funds for the global agency will remain in place “for 60 to 90 days” while a review of its response to the outbreak of the coronavirus is conducted. (Text courtesy VOA)