Trump threatens permanent freeze of WHO funding, to weigh U.S. membership – Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to permanently halt funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) if it did not commit to improvements within 30 days, and to reconsider the membership of the United States in the body.
— Read on www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-who/trump-threatens-permanent-freeze-of-who-funding-to-weigh-u-s-membership-idUSKBN22V0B0

Can’t bully pandemic or hide deaths by Presidential inaction

Germany’s Coronavirus Protests: Anti-Vaxxers, Anticapitalists, Neo-Nazis – The New York Times

The pandemic marginalized the far right, as Germans rallied behind Angela Merkel. But the reopening has brought them back, and they are preparing to seize new opportunities.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/05/18/world/europe/coronavirus-germany-far-right.html

Watch live: ‘Unacceptable’ that Treasury officials fail to front at meeting – Bridges | RNZ News

National says Treasury’s failure to appear at today’s Epidemic Response Committee shows the government is arrogant and happy to dismiss scrutiny.
— Read on www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/416966/watch-live-unacceptable-that-treasury-officials-fail-to-front-at-meeting-bridges

Grabbing at straws to appear useful – not working 😜