Before I could screen capture it, the IS pulls the story critical of China and the WHO, and voila, replaced it with the bucket slop below. I was prepared to give the IS a rare honorable mention for daring to actually report the news, factually, but they ripped that rug straight out from beneath their own clumsy feet.
This mirrors exactly how the Finnish state broadcaster, Yle, handles the news involving Trump, Communist China, and big international organizations. Only towards the bottom of the article do they print Republican support of the measure. It wouldn’t surprise me that someone in the Finnish medical and/ or political community who sucks up to the Chinese Communist Party (and the UN) got scared and called the IS to remove the piece.
Trump’s WHO decision worries the United States – “Seeks to divert attention from its own mistakes”
The U.S. president’s decision to cut funding from the World Health Organization has sparked reactions, especially from experts.
The decision announced by US President Donald Trump on Tuesday to cut funding from the World Health Organization has sparked criticism around the world. The decision has not been welcomed by US experts either.
In a statement , Patrice Harris, director of the American Medical Association, the largest medical union in the United States, called Trump’s decision “a dangerous and wrong step that will not make the fight against covid-19 easier”.
– The fight against a global pandemic requires international cooperation and recourse to science and knowledge. Cutting WHO funding – instead of focusing on solutions – is a dangerous act in this uncertain moment for the world. The AMA is deeply concerned about this decision and its far-reaching consequences. We strongly urge the president to reconsider it, Harris said.
Amesh Adalja, a senior researcher at the Johns Hopkins University Health Security Center in Baltimore, admitted that the WHO had made mistakes in the past, for example in the Ebola epidemic, so she saw a potential need to reform the organization.
However, according to Adalja, the time for reform work is only after the pandemic is over. He also recalled that the United States needed data collected by the WHO on the virus to help it plan to open its borders.
– The decision to send the wrong message in the middle of a pandemic. In the midst of a pandemic, these types of things are not done, Adalja said.
“This virus doesn’t need passports”
Trump’s decision was also taken by former President Barack Obama’s Protect Our Care campaign to protect health care reform.
“It’s nothing more than President Trump’s transparent attempt to distract from how he previously downplayed the severity of the coronavirus crisis and how his administration failed to prepare the nation, ” said Leslie Dach, campaign president who previously served as the Ebola coordinator for the Department of Health .