Angry Trump talks tough as COVID-19 death toll nears 48000 mark in US

Angry Trump talks tough as COVID-19 death toll nears 48000 mark in US

Pompeo says China failed to report virus outbreak to World Health Organization quickly     
Afaq Bhat
Srinagar, Apr 23: President of United States, Donald Trump, has said that his country has been attacked by the COVID-19 virus and the preparators will be held accountable.
“In fact it’s not the United States only which is suffering, the COVID-19 has attacked 200 countries and  people are dying everywhere. Soon after the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic the World Health Organization raised an alarm asking America and other countries to prepare themselves to fight a long-drawn battle. However, many countries didn’t take the warnings seriously and allowed things to go out of hand,” an analyst told Precious Kashmir.
He said that in the initial stages no country except India paid heed to the suggestion of WHO to go for a lockdown. “Countries like United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and even United States waited to go in a lockdown mode. This worsened the situation,” he added.
It may be recalled that a few days ago, President Trump announced to stop funding to WHO and accused it of failing to inform the world about the lurking danger. From the first day, he has been calling COVID-19 as “Chinese virus” and now he has directly started blaming China for putting entire world into a quandary.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently said that China failed to report the coronavirus outbreak to the World Health Organization quickly – as required by international law – and the WHO in turn failed to call Beijing out on its dereliction.
He said that he wasn’t making a legal determination on the issue at this time, but added that the WHO’s regulatory functions had “clearly failed during this pandemic.”
Another analyst said, “World leaders, including President Trump, taking a tough posture at this point of time is not going to help anyone’s cause. The priority right now is to find a cure. If one goes by the warnings being issued by the WHO then it seems that virus is going to last long and people should learn to live with it.”
He said, “ All the countries hit by the COVID-19 are trying to manufacture a vaccine and find a cure. Some researchers in United Kingdom are claiming that they have found the vaccine and are on the job to manufacture millions of doses. The other theory which is being talked about is plasma theory. Doctors have rejected Hydroxychloroquine as a drug to fight COVID-19. President Trump had threatened India of retaliation if it didn’t supply Hydroxychloroquine to the US. Following Trump’s tough posture India had dispatched thousands of units of the drug to America.”
An observer said that “President Trump seems very much worried about the declining economy of the United States. With only a few months left for Presidential elections in America, Trump is a worried person. He knows that he can face rejection in the polls if the outbreak of COVID-19 is not controlled.”
According to the media reports there are eight lakh fifty two thousand positive cases of COVID-19 in the United States and more than 47000 have died due to the pandemic till date.