Americans at WHO transmitted real-time information about coronavirus to Trump administration

More than a dozen U.S. researchers, physicians and public health
experts, many of them from the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, were working full time at the Geneva headquarters of the
World Health Organization as the novel coronavirus emerged late last
year and transmitted real-time information about its discovery and
spread in China to the Trump administration, according to U.S. and
international officials.

Trump announces cutoff of new funding for the World Health Organization over pandemic response

Trump announced Tuesday that he will suspend payments to the World
Health Organization in response to the United Nations agency’s handling
of the coronavirus
pandemic, as the organization is in the midst of combating a global
outbreak that has killed thousands and crippled world economies. Trump’s
announcement was expected, as he seeks to deflect blame for his early
dismissal of the virus as a threat to Americans and the U.S. economy.