Donald Trump has criticized the World Health Organization (WHO), and implicitly Beijing, saying that the world organization is “centered on China” and “biased” towards the rival superpower.
As Wuhan, the city at the center of the epidemic, began to resume a normal life, Trump said that WHO had “been wrong on many things” and threatened to end funding for WHO. When asked if it was a good idea during a pandemic, Trump denied saying it and then said they would “look into it.”
The United States has nearly 400,000 cases and 13,000 deaths, compared to nearly 83,000 cases in China and 3,337 deaths. Globally, there are over 1.4 million cases and just over 82,000 deaths.
Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care amid concerns over the severity of his condition and the power vacuum he is leaving behind. His “designated survivor”, Dominic Raab, still requires cabinet approval for important decisions.
According to forecasts, the United Kingdom would fear becoming the most affected country in Europe, with more than 40% of deaths on the continent.