Lady Gaga Heaps Praise on Head of WHO “Dr. Tedros, you’re truly a superstar”

Lady Gaga heaped praise on the head of WHO Friday, saying “Dr. Tedros, you’re truly a superstar” while promoting her virtual benefit concert.

Gaga also tweeted thanks to WHO Saturday.

In January, WHO tweeted:

Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel (2019-nCoV) identified in , .

Dr. Tedros tweeted to Lady Gaga in late March:

A very good call with @ladygaga. I thanked her for her continuing efforts to show compassion & kindness to the world. She is ready to support @WHO in any way possible in the fight against . Together!

And happy birthday @ladygaga! I am so touched that you’re spending this moment on finding ways to support the world during . I send you my best wishes! Thank you for spreading kindness at such an important moment for all of us! Together!

Fox News reports Lady Gaga on Friday called the head of the World Health Organization a “superstar,” just days after President Trump announced the U.S. would halt funding over the agency’s handling of the coronavirus.

“Dr. Tedros, you’re truly a superstar,” Gaga said during the WHO’s daily briefing while promoting the virtual benefit concert “One Wolrd: Together at Home” for which she partnered with the WHO and Global Citizen. “Thank you so much to the media for telling the stories of all of these medical professionals and getting the word out about how underresourced their systems are.”

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is facing scrutiny — including calls for his resignation — over what the White House calls the organization’s “mismanagement” of the crisis — and allegations that it failed to demand accurate data from China regarding the pandemic’s origins in Wuhan.

Trump also claimed Tuesday that the WHO put “political correctness over lifesaving measures” and said the organization made the “disastrous” decision to oppose travel restrictions on China like the one Trump imposed in late January.

“The WHO repeatedly covered up for China and parroted the Chinese government’s claims that there was no human-to-human transmission,” Kayleigh McEnany, the new White House press secretary, tweeted Wednesday.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the U.S. and a key member of Trump’s coronavirus task force, has said misinformation from China, repeated by the WHO, had affected initial U.S. response efforts.

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