Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft has opposed Trump’s decision of halting fundings to WHO. On Wednesday morning, Gates took to twitter and wrote “Their work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them. The world needs @WHO now more than ever”
The billionaire has been focusing on philanthropy, ever since he stepped down from his position as a board of directors from two giant companies.
His Foundation donated up to $100 million to help combat the virus, out of which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the WHO received $20 million.
Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds. Their work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them. The world needs @WHO now more than ever.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) April 15, 2020
Gates had suggested the country’s shutdown would last 6-10 weeks with regular tests if the virus stays under control.
Trump has accused the WHO of prioritizing “ political correctness over life-saving measures” and decided to spend the fund on areas where the virus has affected severely. He has held WHO responsible for the spread of the virus.
The US has above 609,000 positive cases of Coronavirus, while the world has about 2 million registered cases; as per reports on Wednesday.