According to the New York Post, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) stated in a press conference on Wednesday that President Trump’s “leadership” is “exactly” what is needed as the fight against against the coronavirus has become a global crisis.
President Trump has reportedly reached out to several countries to offer assistance while distributing money and resources to the cities in the U.S. that are currently treating the highest number of infected patients.
The director-general praised President Trump for quickly implementing the lessons learned around the world and for being up to date with the latest methods and measures to halt the spread of the virus and the damage it does to those infected.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that he believes President Trump is fighting the coronavirus pandemic “at the highest level” and stressed the importance of taking action during the lockdowns in order to test and treat all citizens that need medical evaluation.
The World Health Organization has recently been accused of being too heavily influenced by China, and sometimes promoting their propaganda. They initially endorsed the questionable findings of Chinese authorities before conducting an independent investigation.
New York Post reported on the press conference.
“But not only the whole-of-government approach, but the other [things] like expanding testing and the other recommendations we are making are also in play, and he takes that seriously and that is what we see.”
Tedros, who added that he and the commander-in-chief had spoken recently, went on to say, “I believe that kind of political commitment and political leadership can bring change or can stop this pandemic.”
During that same press conference, the WHO director-general warned against nations lifting their coronavirus lockdowns for the sake of economic salvation, saying the virus would only re-emerge as a result.
“We understand that these countries are now trying to assess when and how to ease these measures,” Tedros said. “The answer depends on what countries do while these wide measures are in place.”
Many countries have struggled with mandatory shutdowns, relying the military to patrol streets and law enforcement issuing hundreds of thousands of tickets for breaking curfews.
The numbers in the U.S. continue to climb, but the pandemic is being attacked on many levels that are projected to flatten the curve in the next few weeks. President Trump said this week that he hopes to be out of this unprecedented economic halt by Easter.