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WHO Director General: Trump is Doing a 'Great Job' in Fight Against COVID-19

By Michael W. Chapman | March 27, 2020 | 10:06am EDT
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), applauded President Donald Trump for "the great job" he is doing in harnessing the tools of the private sector and the public sector to combat the coronavirus.

On March 23, Dr. Tedros tweeted, "Productive call with President @realDonaldTrump."

(Twitter)
(Twitter)

"I appreciated him for the great job he is doing to fight #COVID19 through whole-of-government approach, leveraging R&D, engaging private sector incl. on essential medical supplies, expansion of testing, educating public," wrote Dr. Tedros.   

At a March 23 press briefing, Dr. Tedros also said, “Fighting this pandemic needs political commitment and commitment at the highest level possible and the president’s [Trump's] commitment, you have already seen it."


“And that kind of leadership is very, very important, the whole of government approach, to mobilize all sectors to suppress the pandemic," he said.  "So I know he’s doing all he can.”

In October 2019, the Washington Post reported on the Global Health Security Index, a project of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a nonprofit group, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. 

(Screenshot, Washington Post, Global Health Security Index).
(Screenshot, Washington Post, Global Health Security Index).
 
 

 

In its findings, the report ranked countries that are the "most prepared to respond to an epidemic or pandemic." The United States did well in five of the six preparedness categories, according to the report, but was lagging in the area of "risks of social unrest and terrorism, and low public confidence in government," said The Post

(Screenshot, 2019 Global Health Security Index)
(Screenshot, 2019 Global Health Security Index)

Nonetheless, the Index placed the United States in its "most prepared" category -- not fully prepared -- along with countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Australia. The United States received an overall preparedness score of 83.5% and was ranked "1" out of 195 countries. 

None of the 195 countries analyzed was viewed as "fully prepared," reported The Post

h/t The Washington Post, CNBC

See also:

WHO Chief Praises Trump for Leading Coronavirus Response From the Top (Mar. 6, 2020)


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