4/15/2020, 8:36 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Gates: World needs WHO more than ever

Billionaire Bill Gates commented on Twitter on Wednesday that the world needs the World Health Organization (WHO) more than ever amid the coronavirus, indirectly slamming United States President Donald Trump for halting funding to the organizaton.

The founder of Microsoft wrote: "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."

Earlier, Gates confirmed that his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding eight potential COVID-19 vaccines, but called on governments to invest at least $2 billion in the efforts. Gates' latest comments come after the US said it would stop WHO funding as Trump is unhappy with the way the organization has been leading the coronavirus response.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / VP