The director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has not taken very seriously Donald Trump’s threat to stop contributing funds to the WHO. On the contrary, in the press conference this afternoon, he stated that “the United States will continue to contribute its part.” What’s more, he also wanted to thank “the US Government for its generous support. Of course, it has also asked both the US and China to have “honest leadership” in this crisis and not to politicize the Covid-19 outbreak.
“So my advice is, three things,”
“Please, at the national level, do not use COVID for political reasons. Second, sincere solidarity at the global level. And honest leadership from the United States and China.”
He urged leaders not to “politicize” the virus.
Adhanom has called for unity among all countries in the world. Almost with a desperate tone, since he has admitted that he has been receiving death threats for weeks, although he stressed that “why should I be concerned if many people are dying?
100 days of the first case
The WHO Director-General has recalled that it will be 100 days tomorrow since WHO was notified with the first cases of “pneumonia with unknown cause” in China. ” And he has made a summary of what happened at this time. Thus, he stressed that on January 5 he sent a statement to all member states advising of the new unknown virus and on the 10th a protocol was launched on how to detect, evaluate and manage possible cases and how to also protect the health workers. It was at the end of January that the global public health emergency was issued when “there were 98 cases outside of China and still no deaths.”
Since then, the Organization has also raised more than $ 800 million contributed by different patrons around the world to fight the pandemic.