Trump Administration on WHO Funding

| April 8, 2020

WHO dropped the bubble when this pandemic started. Criticized the US for stopping most travel from China to the U.S. (@Badiucao/r/CCP_virus)

President Trump makes statements related to The US’s effort to battle the pandemic. Someone from the World Health Organization (WHO) takes issue with some of the things that the president says and then chimes in. Their statements tend to be critical.

The administration is focused on containing the new coronavirus spread and overcoming it. However, WHO is packed with corrupt officials. This is similar across the United Nations. Although the US provides a large chunk of funding to them, they favored China when criticizing the US’s action against this pandemic.

From UK’s Metro News website:

Trump said: ‘(The WHO) receives vast amounts of money from the US. We pay for the biggest portion of their money. They’ve been wrong about a lot of things. They had a lot of information early and they didn’t want to, they seem to be very China-centric…that’s a nice way of saying it. They seem to err on the side of China.

‘We’re going to look into that…they called it wrong. They missed the call. They could have called it months earlier. They could have known…they probably did know. We’re going to put a very powerful hold on money spent with the WHO.

‘When they call every shot wrong that’s no good…They didn’t see what was going on, they didn’t report it.’ Trump hit out at the WHO earlier today for criticizing his partial China travel ban in February. US intelligence sources have also claimed the country’s communist government vastly downplayed the number of people diagnosed with and subsequently killed by Covid-19.

The Chinese government says just over 3,300 people died of Covid-19 across its country, but US spies say the true death toll is over 40,000.

In January, WHO executive director Dr Michael Ryan said that China was ‘doing the right things’ about coronavirus, and added: ‘We’ve seen now obvious lack of transparency.’

Metro News will be updating this article as updates come in.

The Sun posted a video clip showing President Trump talking about putting a hold on money spent on WHO:

President Trump’s tweet:

Category: Coronavirus, COVID-19, United Nations

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  1. ChipNASA says:

    Ahem…

  2. Combat Historian w says:

    The WHO Director is apparently some Ethiopian political hack who is not even a medical doctor but is a fully paid-for ventriloquist dummy for the chicoms. The WHO is about as useful as the UN Human Rights Council staffed and convened by the usual bunch of chicoms, Cubans, North Koreans, and Zimbabweans…

    • rgr769 says:

      Exactly. And our resident progtard posters are all saying they would take his advice that the HCO is no good for treating the virus because they assume he is an MD. Yeah, I always want to take my medical advice from some bureaucrat from a third world shithole with connections to the Chicoms.

  3. AW1Ed says:

    “You’re fired.”

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Preferably, out of a cannon,

      with a blackpowder charge for China-Irony.

    • rgr1480 says:

      “Blown from a gun” you mean?
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowing_from_a_gun

      The prisoner is generally tied to a gun with the upper part of the small of his back resting against the muzzle. When the gun is fired, his head is seen to go straight up into the air some forty or fifty feet; the arms fly off right and left, high up in the air, and fall at, perhaps, a hundred yards distance; the legs drop to the ground beneath the muzzle of the gun; and the body is literally blown away altogether, not a vestige being seen.

  4. 26Limabeans says:

    Just to be sure.

  5. Mason says:

    Can we get rid of the UN now?

  6. Isn’t the WHO a rock band????

  7. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    SINCE WHEN has the United Nothing ever been anything other than impotent, corrupt as hell and catering to every crooked third world tinpot Dictator along with COMMUNIST China? I say we need to get the US out of the UN and vice versa. Let them move to say, Geneva and let President Trump be in charge of the rehabilitation of the property they now infest!

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      SECOND!!! Can I get an AYE? I’m sure one of the ninjas somewhere could dig deep enough and come up with a dollar figure as to what it has cost the US Taxpayer for these boondoggles. I remember from the days of my youth in the 50s and 60s, the billboards along the highways screaming “Get us out of the United Nations!” Past time for us to kick both of these parasites to the curb.

      • Sparks says:

        Per Wiki…

        The United States is the largest provider of financial contributions to the United Nations, providing 22 percent of the entire UN budget in 2017 (in comparison the next biggest contributor is China with 12.5 percent, while EU countries pay a total of above 30 percent). From July 2016 to June 2017, 28.6 percent of the budget used for peacekeeping operations was provided by the United States.

        The UN has worked about as well or less than the League of Nations did, which was a cluster fuck.

    • Anonymous says:

      As observed in Street Fighter, no less:

  8. Fyrfighter says:

    How long till the goblin shows up to explain what a bad idea withholding cash from these corrupt organizations would be???

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      My bet is that Comrade Seagull would start with his usual “ORANGE MAN BAD” rants calling us “Brainless Trump Cultists” and then regurgitate whatever propaganda his UC Berzerkely Perfessers gave him that day.

      • Commissar says:

        Actually. I am impressed the whole “brainless Trump cultist” message sunk in with you.

        A much higher level of self awareness than I would have given your credit for possessing.

    • Commissar says:

      See below.

      And we would have been a lot better off if we had listened to the warnings.

      No point in investing in a fire alarm if you are going to wear earplugs and ignore it.

      Then remove it battery for not warning you.

      • SFC D says:

        Earplugs were not required. WHO did not sound the alarm. The Chinese had already disconnected it.

      • Hondo says:

        Warning? Until 21 January 2020, the WHO was parroting the official Chinese line of “don’t worry, China has this under control”.

        It was only two days later – on 23 January 2020 – China started quarantining Wuhan. THAT is when the proverbial “cat was out of the bag” – and when WHO actually started doing its job.

        https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/chinas-devastating-lies/

        You know, for someone who claims to have been saying “China was lying” since January, you don’t really seem to know that much regarding the actual facts involved. But then, given your past commentary here that’s no surprise.

      • Fyrfighter says:

        Don’t forget how your boy Chuckie Schumer and the rest of the howling left called President Trump a racist for shutting down travel from China at the beginning of February.. then less than three weeks later, the same braying jackass was complaining that President Trump wasn’t doing anything about the spread… That fool seems as clueless as you that the internet is forever…

      • The Other Whitey says:

        Hey Lars, you have no credibility anymore. You soaked it in driptorch fuel, burned it to white ash, dumped said ashes in a jack shack, then took a slimy dump on it. You have lied plenty of times. You have been known to contradict yourself within a single thread. When caught, you duck responsibility, deny saying what you said, and attack whoever caught you. We’ve seen it dozens and dozens of times.

        I’m curious: is this how you conducted yourself in the Army? Were the troops under you constantly snickering when your back was turned? Or were they giving you the finger? Or both?

        • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

          I bet every time he got transferred, his Subordinates went on a three day drunk to celebrate his departure!

  9. Anonymous says:

    WHO kisses Chicom ass worse than LeBron.

    • Commissar says:

      This just an effort to shift blame perception away from his administration for having ignored the warnings for 6 weeks.

      It is all bullshit. Any efforts to cut funding for a pandemic research, mitigation, or preparation will be ignored by congress for several years to come.

      If anything the WHO will get a big fat raise in funding in the future. By several countries.

      They might also gain the ability to actually do something.

      Right now they have almost no effective ability to act. Only advice.

      • Commissar says:

        Duplicate was not indtended.

        I was just wondering why people keep using the word “CHICOM” all the time.

        Do you guys have time travel parties I am not invited to? Or do you all just feel psychologically more comfortable if you pretend it is 1956?

        • SFC D says:

          I told you once before. I can’t speak for everyone here, but I use the terms CHICOM and Chinese virus because it winds you up tighter than an 8-day clock.

        • Anonymous says:

          They haven’t changed, so why should the descriptive? (Also, it get the point across and let’s everyone know where one stands on the subject.)

      • Fyrfighter says:

        Convenient that you fail to mention your boy Jug Ears depleting the National stockpile during the Swine Flu outbreak, and never replenishing it… or Bloomberg putting out a report on the number of ventilators, masks, etc that NY would need in the case of a pandemic, then that dem run state only acquiring 500 out of the 8500 or so recommended ventilators, then letting them fall into disrepair so that DeBlasio auctioned them off, leaving the state with nothing… but yeah, lets blame President Trump for the failings of democrats to properly govern the states they’ve been stupidly put in control of…You are predictable, if not intelligent..

      • Forest Bondurant says:

        Okay dipshit. So when did the HHS Secretary declare a Public Health Emergency in the he U.S.?

        That date is important.

      • Forest Bondurant says:

        Alright, Jackass. I’ll help you out since you won’t answer my question for earlier:

        “The first official notice was January 3rd. When The WHO sent out a message that China has reported to WHO a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, Hubei Province. That it was a ‘mysterious new pneumonia virus of unknown etiology’ and that it was spreading quickly in China.”

        “They also said they were waiting for further information from China and answers to several inquiries.”

        “CDC was notified by the WHO and by the UN.”

        “The United States HHS Secretary Alex Azar was alerted on that same day. Also, US CDC director Robert Redfield had discussions with Chinese CDC Director Dr. Gao about the virus.”

        What date, Commissar?

        “A few days later the WHO continued to wait for China to disclose more information and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice for travelers to Wuhan, Hubei province, China due to the cluster of cases of pneumonia of an unknown etiology.”

        First, the CDC issued a Travel Health Alert Advisory on January 6th, urging people to “practice usual precautions”.

        Using the W.H.O.’s own language, Phase 5 of a pandemic phase is characterized by human-to-human spread in at least 2 countries in 1 WHO Region, strongly indicating a pandemic is imminent.

        Not sure what timeline you’re following, but on 20 January, the U.S. reported its first confirmed cases in California, Arizona, Illinois and Washington State.

        The U.S. is in W.H.O. “Region of the Americas”, which suggests the virus had spread to another WHO Region.

        On January 20th, the WHO met to decide whether or not nCoV-19 should be classified as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). When they reconvened the following day, they were unable to reach a consensus.

        Three days later, France reported its first 6 cases, followed by Germany which reported 12 cases on January 28th. (Both France and Germany are in W.H.O. “European Region”).

        Also, W.H.O. characterizes Phase 6 of a pandemic as at least one other country in a different WHO Region has been affected, indicating a pandemic was underway.

        By January 24th, (in addition to the Western Pacific Region, which includes China, Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong), two more regions had been affected (Region of the Americas (U.S. and Canada), and the European Region (France).

        On January 24th, the W.H.O. issued a statement that “…the increased risk to China was VERY HIGH and HIGH globally”.

        The State Department issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory (Do Not Travel) for China the same day.

        The U.S. was already repatriating American citizens from China, as early as January 26th.

        Five days later, the UAE (Eastern Mediterranean Region) reported its first confirmed case, and the U.S. reported the first human-to-human transmission.

        On January 30th, the W.H.O. declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (when the virus should have been considered a pandemic due to the number of W.H.O. regions affected).

        The same day, the first human-to-human spread (between husband and wife) was reported in Chicago, Ill.

        On January 31st, the HHS Secretary declared a public health emergency in the U.S., and the President issued an executive order, which restricted travelers from China and other affected countries from entering the country.

        “I can go on well into February.”

        So can I.

        By February 1st, there were 132 confirmed cases outside of China.

        By February 3d, there were 11 confirmed cases reported in the U.S.

        By the end of the month, 27 more countries worldwide reported their first cases.

        On February 6th, there were 12 confirmed cases in the U.S., which included the 1 additional case reported from Madison, Wisconsin.

        The following day, the CDC reported 337 suspected cases.

        By February 9th, the global number of fatalities attributed to 2019-nCoV had surpassed the fatalities of the 2003 SARS outbreak.

        “It was not named COVID19 until early February. That is also when it was dubbed SARS-COV-2.”

        “Before that it was the “Novel Coronavirus”, nCov, or 2019-nCoV.”

        The naming conventions don’t mean shit. It was spreading, regardless of what people were calling it.

        But if it helps, it was first named 2019-nCoV on January 7th and re-designated as “CoVID-19” on February 11th.

        “The fact that it was transmitted human to human was established around the second to third week of January.”

        So? And?

        “On the 21st of January the WHO started publishing situation reports to keep global audiences, and leaders informed so they could track and prepare.”

        Sure they did – on the same date they met to decide whether or not the virus should be given more international attention. This group of “medical experts” couldn’t reach a consensus, even though the virus had not been contained to China (like the W.H.O. suggested earlier) and already spread globally.

        The U.S. government was already taking action, and there’s proof of that. The fact that states like New York are all fucked up and people are dying because of it can be attributed to failings by it’s governor, not the President of the United States.

        The W.H.O. didn’t declare a pandemic until March 11th.

        By then, most countries in all of the 6 W.H.O. Regions had already been affected.

        By the end of last month, 152 more countries reported their first cases.

  10. Commissar says:

    This just an effort to shift blame perception away from his administration for having ignored the warnings for 6 weeks.

    It is all bullshit. Any efforts to cut funding for a pandemic research, mitigation, or preparation will be ignored by congress for several years to come.

    If anything the WHO will get a big fat raise in funding in the future. By several countries.

    They might also gain the ability to actually do something.

    Right now they have almost no effective ability to act. Only advice.

    • SFC D says:

      And what were the warnings given by WHO? I recall them saying that COVID-19 wasn’t easily transmitted through human contact. That worked out well.

      Face it. WHO got used by the Chinese as a tool to spread their lies and cover their tracks.

      • Commissar says:

        They never said that. They knew it was transmitted by human contact before it was even named Covid19.

        I was following this virus for months.

        • Hondo says:

          Horsesh!t. WHO was parroting the Chinese line of “no proven human-to-human transmission” until 21 Jan – or about 4 weeks AFTER human-to-human transmission had been considered likely if not proven by Chinese medical authorities. That’s documented in the link I posted above.

          Since you’re too damn lazy to go find it, here ya go:

          https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/chinas-devastating-lies/

          China hid the seriousness of the 2019 Wuhan Coronavirus for a critical month. The current global pandemic – and the majority of the deaths therein – is largely the result of their hiding the facts of the situation for a critical early month.

          • Commissar says:

            They were fooled by China’s lies until about the 14-17th.

            And don’t fucking act all indignant about their failure to know it was human to human back in January.

            You fucking thought it was a hysterical media hoax until well into March.

            • Hondo says:

              Thought it was a hoax? Hardly. Based on early (and likely deliberately misleading) data released by China, I thought it was about as bad as SARS – e.g., bad enough to watch closely, but containable. And it would IMO have been exactly that if Chinese authorities hadn’t hid the magnitude of the problem – and the critical factor that human-to-human transmission was both possible and occurring readily – for a critical early month of the outbreak. They did; none of your apologies for their behavior will change that fact.

              Yes, the WHO was misled too. I’ll cut them some slack on that point – because China stonewalled them too.

            • rgr769 says:

              I am convinced you are a paid propagandist for the Chicoms, just like that woman at the WH briefing two days ago that works for a former People’s Army propaganda officer headed Chicom PR firm from Hong Kong.

          • Commissar says:

            And the reason why I know those dates for a fact is because I was on social media and in Chinese chatrooms closely following this since early January.

            When the WHO had acknowledged that it was human to human but seemed to be very close contact there was a shitstorm on social media in the enclaves paying attention.

            We watched the WHO revise to acknowledge human to human spread literally in 48-72 hours.

            • Poetrooper says:

              “…I was on social media and in Chinese chatrooms closely following this since early January.”

              Gotta wonder how they say “seagull” and “dipshit” in Chinese…

              😜😜😜

            • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

              Commissar, were you in Chinese chatrooms or BATHROOMS?

        • Commissr says:

          The first official notice was January 3rd. When The WHO sent out a message that China has reported to WHO a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, Hubei Province. That it was a “mysterious new pneumonia virus of unknown etiology” and that it was spreading quickly in China.

          They also said they were waiting for further information from China and answers to several inquiries.

          CDC was notified by the WHO and by the UN.

          The United States HHS Secretary Alex Azar was alerted on that same day. Also, US CDC director Robert Redfield had discussions with Chinese CDC Director Dr. Gao about the virus.

          A few days later the WHO continued to wait for China to disclose more information and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice for travelers to Wuhan, Hubei province, China due to the cluster of cases of pneumonia of an unknown etiology.

          I can go on well into February.

          It was not named COVID19 until early February. That is also when it was dubbed SARS-COV-2.

          Before that it was the “Novel Coronavirus”, nCov, or 2019-nCoV.

          The fact that it was transmitted human to human was established around the second to third week of January.

          On the 21st of January the WHO started publishing situation reports to keep global audiences, and leaders informed so they could track and prepare.

          • Hondo says:

            The fact that it was transmitted human to human was established around the second to third week of January.

            Not even close. The fact that human-to-human transmission was occurring was known far earlier than that. In fact, some of the first victims had no known connection to the Wuhan market initially thought to be the source of the outbreak. This was known as early as 1 Dec; the following Lancet study shows that clearly:

            https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30183-5/fulltext

            Additionally, a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown origin was noted in Wuhan on 21 Dec. This is further evidence of possible human-to-human virus spread:

            http://weekly.chinacdc.cn/en/article/id/a3907201-f64f-4154-a19e-4253b453d10c

            Further: by 25 Dec staff at 2 Wuhan hospitals had contracted viral pneumonia and has been quarantined (linked article in Chinese):

            https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/IzzCnz4Yr2jEIYZePiu_ow

            And, finally: in late Dec, Wuhan hospitals had noted an “exponential increase” in viral pneumonia with no known links to the Wuhan market in question – and the late Dr. Li Wenliang sent a warning concerning a possible outbreak of a SARS-like outbreak at about the same time. He was later “slam-dunked” by local authorities, later contracted the disease himself, and died. See the National Review article I referenced above for links.

            But on 31 Dec, Chinese authorities were still claiming “The investigation so far has not found any obvious human-to-human transmission and no medical staff infection.” The next day, 175,000 people appear to have departed Wuhan. (See National Review article linked above for documentation.)

            Quit covering for the Chinese, Poodle. They’re the ones who converted a local issue into a global threat by hiding the truth until it was to late to contain the outbreak. As a result, what should have been an issue localized to the Hubei region of China is now a global pandemic.

          • Twist says:

            The CCP thanks you for your service.

        • Mason says:

          Why do you continue to try to convince us you know what you’re talking about? We know you’re full of shit. As always.

        • Fyrfighter says:

          Hey genius, care to explain this?

          https://twitter.com/WHO/status/1217043229427761152

          (sorry can’t copy the image, just the link)

        • timactual says:

          Then perhaps you can give us an actual time line, with dates & stuff.

          • Hondo says:

            He’ll just refer you to the WHO official statements, timactual – and as Fyrfighter above clearly shows, the WHO was still saying “no proven human-to-human transmission” (or words to that effect) in mid-Jan 2020.

    • The Other Whitey says:

      It’s amazing how you’re such an expert at everything, Lars, despite clearly not knowing a goddamn thing about any of the subjects about which you incessantly flap your cock holster.

  11. Slow Joe says:

    Well, I for one will open another Bud light and put the poopcorn in the microwave.

    • 26Limabeans says:

      “Bud light”

      Number one can found in ditches everywhere
      as Spring reveals the landscape.
      Fiddleheads used to be the rite of Spring but
      now it has become Bud Light cans.

    • NHSparky says:

      Or in your case, open the poopcorn and put the Bud Light in the microwave.

      That should be illuminating.

  12. Wireman611 says:

    Did anybody else see the article on Breitbart about the ChiComs burning the covid victims while they were still alive or am I just hallucinating?
    Kind of hard to die from a disease if your Govt kills you first.

    • Hondo says:

      Can’t say I’ve seen that. But I have seen multiple reports of PRC authorities welding apartment building doors shut to enforce quarantine.

    • OldSoldier54 says:

      “… burning the covid victims while they were still alive …”

      Dear Lord …

    • rgr769 says:

      I read several reports of first hand witnesses to dying elderly people in Wuhan being zipped into body bags while they were still moving and moaning. Other reports said they heard screaming coming from the incinerators in the crematoriums. Not hard to believe about a commie police state that kills prisoners to harvest their organs for transplants and kills newborns who violated the one child policy.

      • Hondo says:

        Oh, I find it eminently believable that the PRC’s government would do something like that, rgr769. They’re quite ruthless when it comes to enforcing the Chinese Communist Party’s dictates.

        I was merely saying I hadn’t seen articles to that effect myself.

    • Anonymous says:

      Probably how North Korea has “no” cases of it, supposedly.