REPORT: State Department: U.S. ‘leading the world’ in coronavirus fight while China takes credit

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The State Department is touting a nearly $300 million American aid package for dozens of countries battling coronavirus at a moment when China seeks to portray itself as the global leader in responding to the pandemic.

A department fact sheet circulated in recent days asserted outright that the “U.S. Government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health assistance response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The article goes on to state the following:

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Department officials issued the document Friday after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the freeing up of $274 million in new American humanitarian aid. Mr. Pompeo said the money “will provide resources to 64 of the world’s most at-risk countries to better combat the pandemic and enable the UN High Commissioner on Refugees to assist some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.”

According to the State Department fact sheet, $50 million in funds would be allocated to 19 different nations in Africa. Nigeria, the continent’s nation with the highest population of more than 200 million people, will receive some $7 million in health-focused aid.

Furthermore, $15 million is destined to be spread among 12 Eastern European and Eurasian nations. For example, Ukraine will receive more than $1.2 million to “help prepare laboratory systems” with the goal to help the country identify and track coronavirus patients.

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