Samson: The United States is indicting the World Health Organization
10th April, 2020
The US President Donald Trump’s administration and its Republican allies in Congress have stepped up pressure on the World Health Organization, which Washington accused of failing to deal with the Corona virus, and threatened to cut funding for it.
After President Trump’s attack on the organization and accusing it of siding with the country from which the epidemic originated, his administration on Thursday sent a detailed “indictment” of the United Nations organization.
A spokesman for the US State Department told the French press that the actions of the World Health Organization had resulted in the loss of human lives, as he put it.
The spokesman added that the organization was late in realizing the seriousness of the crisis, as it had not announced that the new Corona virus was a global epidemic until last March 11, while China informed it of the spread of the virus in December 2019.
He added that his country is very concerned about information that Taiwan informed the health organization as of last December that the virus could be transmitted from one person to another based on the transmission of infection between health workers in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic.
The American spokesman also expressed concern about not sharing Taiwan information with the global health community, referring in this context to the WHO announcement in mid-January that there is no evidence of transmission of HIV infection between humans.
The State Department spokesman considered that the World Health Organization once again put the policy ahead of the public health service, just as it does about Taiwan’s status as an observer in the organization since 2016, he said. Washington regards Taiwan’s response, which had been totally excluded in recent years from the WHO under pressure from Beijing, as ideal in the face of the epidemic, unlike China.
The US President has reiterated that the WHO has erred in taking very pro-China stances, and has threatened to suspend the major US contribution to this institution that manages the outbreak.
Samson: Corona strikes 150 of the Saudi royal family and removed King Salman and his son on an island
The American New York Times said that the Coruna virus has infected dozens of members of the royal family in Saudi Arabia, according to information obtained.
The newspaper reported that King Salman and his crown prince, Prince Muhammad, isolated themselves in two separate locations on the Red Sea coast, for fear of catching the infection. The newspaper added, in its report, that the Prince of Riyadh, Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, is currently in intensive care, six weeks after the announcement of the first injury in the Kingdom.
The newspaper reported that about 150 princesses and princesses of the extended royal family had been afflicted by the epidemic, that the doctors at the King Faisal Hospital where members of the ruling family were being treated were placed on alert, and were “asked to prepare to receive dignitaries.”
According to an email sent by the hospital administration to its workers, the New York Times said it had seen it, “The hospital is preparing about 500 beds, and its workers have been asked to evacuate patients, as soon as possible, to allow the treatment of members of the ruling family.” The report adds that the administration of King Faisal Specialist Hospital, in Riyadh, said in the message, which I sent to the senior doctors, on Tuesday evening, “We must be prepared for the arrival of important personalities from different parts of the kingdom … We do not know the number of cases that may reach us but we must raise a case Be prepared, and all patients with chronic conditions should be transferred as soon as possible and no new cases should be received, except for very critical cases.”
The newspaper report added that “King Salman, who is 84 years old, isolated himself in a palace on one of the islands on the Red Sea coast, near the city of Jeddah, while his crown prince, Prince Muhammad bin Salman, aged 34, withdrew with A number of its properties and consultants are located to a remote site on the same coast, but near the declared site of the tourist city of Neum, which he pledged to build. ” The report stated that King Salman made a speech on combating the epidemic in the country, last month, by video conference.
The newspaper pointed out that the injury of this number of members of the Saudi royal family, the injury of the British Prime Minister and the death of a number of senior Iranian officials due to the Corona pandemic “proves that the virus does not differentiate between the public and officials, as it afflicts the richest princes and the poorest migrant workers without discrimination, at least until this moment. That they are infected with.”
The report considered that this number of injuries among members of the Al Saud family explains the reason behind the rapid and widespread response in the Kingdom to the epidemic
The report cited this as Saudi Arabia rushed to close the country and prevent worshipers and pilgrims from reaching Mecca and Medina, the holiest site for Muslims in the world, before the kingdom announced the registration of the first injury on its soil on the second of last March.
The newspaper pointed out that the Kingdom has now canceled all flights, cut off the way to enter or leave the country and announced a complete closure of its largest city throughout the day. LINK
Samson: Foreign currency rates, gold and oil today
10th April, 2020
Economy News” publishes the prices of foreign currencies, gold and oil globally today, Friday, according to the Iraqi Economic and Political Center today, Friday
Exchange offices prices in the local Iraqi markets
These prices are for individual transactions and are not official, as to why the Al-Kifah Stock Exchange was closed. The real price will be after the end of the curfew
The sale price of the dollar: 125,000
The purchase price of the dollar: 124,000
Foreign world currencies
EUR World price: 100 euros = 109,43 dollars
Sterling world price: 100 pounds = 124.75 dollars
Turkish Lira World price: $ 100 = 670,49 Turkish lira
The price of an ounce of gold globally = $ 1684.50
The price of oil in the global markets The price of a barrel of Brent crude oil = 31.95 dollars
The price of a barrel of US crude oil = 23.30 dollars LINK