WASHINGTON

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to halt payments to the UN’s health agency amid the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to split opinions between loyalists and health experts who question its wisdom.

In so doing Trump accused the World Health Organization (WHO) of “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus” during a news briefing Tuesday, and said the halt in U.S. payments would continue while a probe is carried out.

When Trump foreshadowed the move last week he accused the health body of being “China-centric,” maintaining it had been the source of poor information for governments worldwide,

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