President Trump on Tuesday announced the United States will stop funding the World Health Organization and will conduct a review to "assess the WHO's role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus." Last week, Trump threatened to freeze funding to the agency, criticizing WHO officials for slowly responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. WHO declared the coronavirus a public health emergency on Jan. 30 and a global pandemic on March 11. In the early days of the outbreak, Trump downplayed the virus, saying in February the danger to Americans remained "very low" and it would "disappear" like a "miracle." At least 22,200 people have died of COVID-19 in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
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