President Trump’s decision to halt funding to the W-H-O, pending a review of its handling of the COVID-19 crisis, has sent shockwaves around the world.
With global confirmed cases now topping two million and deaths over 130-thousand, some have questioned the timing of the U.S. announcement.
Meanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately infecting and killing African Americans.
- John Sitilides is a geopolitical analyst and consultant to the U.S. State Department.
- Joseph Williams is the Senior News Editor for U.S. News and World Report.
- Victor Gao is Vice President of the Center for China and Globalization.
- Jason Nichols teaches African American Studies at the University of Maryland.
- Stephen Thomas heads the Maryland Center for Health Equity.
Why has coronavirus hit African Americans so hard? https://t.co/dy74wBvN0d
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) April 11, 2020
President Trump's decision to withhold funding to the World Health Organization pending a review of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic is "as dangerous as it sounds," Bill Gates has said https://t.co/kOukRKHc8l
— CNN (@CNN) April 15, 2020
Pelosi calls Trump’s suspension of WHO funding illegal, vows to challenge the move https://t.co/Yk9ZO7PQbJ
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 15, 2020
"We alerted the world on January the 5th," a WHO official said, responding to President Trump's accusation that the health agency delayed raising the alarm on the threat posed by the new coronavirus. https://t.co/uch9igBid1
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) April 15, 2020