WHO counters Trumps criticism with a dramatic appeal

The Coronavirus is spreading further and further out: In Germany, are already 1.796 people to the consequences of Covid-19 died, 102.888 are infected with the Virus. Worldwide already more than a Million Corona cases were registered. Meanwhile, the United States recorded the most cases in the world. All the information about the Corona-crisis you will find in the News Ticker of FOCUS Online.

The world health organization (WHO) has countered the allegations and threats by US President Donald Trump against the UN Organisation with a dramatic appeal. To need the Coronavirus for political purposes, was the most Damaging, what could happen now, said the WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday in Geneva. It is a matter of national unity, to Work across ideological and party boundaries, and finally, international solidarity. "The worst is yet to come, if we hurry, Unity sicherzustellen", the WHO chief warned. Trump had threatened the WHO with a stop of contributions. He accused the organization, not sufficiently enlightened, and to have a China-focused approach had.

Action by the company in this Moment column, is like playing with fire, said Tedros. Only Unity will help, “if you wanted to not risk a lot more body bags”. Instead of countries to play against each other, it is now a shoulder-to-shoulder between the U.S. and China. Such an Alliance have to work in the fight against smallpox during the Cold war between the United States and the former Soviet Union. Both States had assumed a leading role in the eradication of the disease, what was at the time, succeeded within ten years, said Tedros further.

Tedros recalled that the WHO had already warned since the beginning of January its member States fully informed of the approaching danger. At the end of January, the organization declared a “public health emergency of international concern”. At that time, there have been very few Sars-CoV-2-cases outside of China. The WHO, with the support of the international community tirelessly with information and Material such as protective equipment and Tests.


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