Trump criticizes WHO as U.S. death toll nears 13,000

President Trump harshly criticized the World Health Organization during his daily Coronavirus Task Force briefing Tuesday. He accused the organization of being “very China-centric” and “wrong about a lot of things” and said he would look into putting a “very powerful hold on” U.S. funding. 

Meanwhile, New York reported its deadliest day yet with 731 fatalities, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in his daily briefing. By Tuesday, 5,489 New Yorkers had lost their lives to COVID-19. Almost 13,000 people have died across the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University.  The number of confirmed U.S. cases was on the brink of crossing the 400,000 mark.

Hospitals are at breaking point even as many parts of the U.S. are still seeing an alarming rise in infections.

Worldwide, more than 82,000 people have succumbed to COVID-19. Japan is bracing for a major increase in cases. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care due to the new coronavirus.

Detailed information from the CDC on coronavirus treatment and prevention.

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