The US-China COVID war reach a new level as US stops WHO funding accusing the international organisation of mismanaging COVI-19 and helping the Chinese cause.
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday cut off funding to the World Health Organization, even as governments grapple with how and when to get their struggling economies back to work.
The deadly pandemic has already killed more than 125,000 people and infected nearly two million worldwide since it first emerged in China late last year.
As the tally of deaths and new infections appears to begin levelling off, world leaders and citizens are fiercely debating when to lift stay-at-home orders.
Trump said he could see “rays of light” on the horizon for the world’s largest economy, but launched a virulent attack on the WHO for “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.”
He accused the Geneva-based agency of propagating “false information” and charged that its reliance on Chinese data had “likely caused a 20-fold increase in cases worldwide.”