Donald Trump gives WHO 30-day ultimatum to change on coronavirus – or lose US funding forever

By Jane Clinton

Donald Trump has been loudly critical of the WHO since scrutiny fell on the US response to coronavirus (Photo: Getty)

President Trump has given the World Health Organisation 30 days to change the way it operates — or he will permanently cut US funding of the UN health body.

His threat came in a letter sharply criticising the WHO response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the body’s relationship with China.

“The World Health Organisation has repeatedly made claims about the coronavirus that were either grossly inaccurate or misleading,” Mr Trump wrot

Donald Trump has been loudly critical of the WHO since scrutiny fell on the US response to coronavirus (Photo: Getty)

e in the four-page letter to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. But public health experts say Mr Trump’s demands are utterly inappropriate.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.