Trump’s Decision to Halt World Health Organization Funding Is “Foolish and Reckless”

Statement of Sarah Vogel, EDF Health Vice President

April 15, 2020
Keith Gaby, (202) 572-3336,

“President Trump’s decision to suspend aid to the World Health Organization during a global pandemic is foolish and reckless, even for an administration that has repeatedly turned its back on public health and science. WHO is working to limit the spread of the virus and save lives – and choosing this moment to undermine its work will increase the threat to our health and our economy. It is clearly a political choice meant to distract attention from the Trump administration’s slow and inept response to a crisis that is hurting so many Americans. We urge everyone who is concerned about this decision to contact the White House.”       

– Sarah Vogel, EDF Health Vice President

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