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A 'Crime Against Humanity:' Trump's WHO Move Slammed

Public health experts blast US president for cutting off health organization in middle of pandemic
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2020 6:42 AM CDT

(Newser) – President Trump announced Tuesday he was cutting off payments to the World Health Organization for now, accusing the United Nations health agency of promoting Chinese "misinformation" about the coronavirus. Public health experts are lashing out at the US president, with some saying Trump is trying to deflect attention from his own lack of timely response to the virus outbreak, per Time. One big name in the science world has particularly harsh words. "President Trump's decision to defund WHO is simply this—a crime against humanity," Richard Horton, the editor-in-chief of the Lancet medical journal, posted online. "Every scientist, every health worker, every citizen must resist and rebel against this appalling betrayal of global solidarity." More reaction from other corners:

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