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Sometimes, we make hasty decisions in life. Hasty decision-making always isn't bad, though. For example, defenders often have to act hastily in times of wars to ward off enemy's attacks. If they don't do so, enemy might well overwhelm them.
However, decisions made without thinking about pros and cons may or may not have adverse consequences.
What if hasty decisions lead to unintended and unforeseen results? This is the crux of the whole matter. Therefore, it always is better not to act hastily. We must not lose our nerves even in most tricky situations. We must keep our mind cool and balanced. This helps us see through almost every problem in life.
Sometimes ago, Donald Trump, the American President reacted angrily over unbelievably horribly unfortunately high death rate of Americans due to Covid-19, deaths for which he has squarely and roundly placed the blame at World Health Organisation's door by saying that it had caused complacency on the part of Trump Administarion by hiding the fact the Corona-19 is highly infectious. He contended that it was due to this wrong piece of information given by World Health Organisation allegedly at the behest of China that his Administration couldn't take timely adequate preventive measures to protect American lives from Covid-19. He further charged it with being favourable toward China at the cost of American interests.
He became so annoyed that he announced withdrawal of all financial support to the World Health Organisation.
The angry decision made by Donald Trump regarding World Health Organisation is clearly a hasty step made without a careful analysis of its impact.
His grief over high number of American deaths is understandable. But, he must not have let it cloud his political judgement.
He must regain his cool and analyse the whole issue dispassionately holistically.
He must know it takes years of sustained hardwork to erect a structure, but it hardly takes any time to destroy it.
The World Health Organisation has been doing an outstanding work in the field of global-health over several past years. Whenever any Health-Disasters has struck humans, this Organisation has done its best to save human lives, be it SARS, MERS, Ebola or any other disease.
The World Health Organisation is run by humans just like any other organisation and as such prone to human sentiments, gullibility, frailities and limitations. As such, it isn't perfect, too. The best way to deal with any deficiencies detected or felt otherwise is to reform the structure and not raze it to ground. It's yet not beyond repair. This Organisation isn't a gone case. It can be guided and incentivised to make amends for any mistakes it might've made.
Without adequate funds from member states, this philanthropic Organisation may collapse which shall be a bad news for entire world, especially poor people in undeveloped and developing Economies.
Hence, Donald Trump must restore USA's 100% contribution to it if possible to do so or atleast some percentage of it say 25% and then watch out for desired changes in its behaviour. The USA is the major donor to World Health Organisation's finances.
Without the USA's contributions ($400 million-$500 million per annum), the
World Health Organisation shall be unable to meet its goal of “ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages", numbering 3 billion humans during 2019-2023 period.
As illustrated by the example of Donald Trump's hasty decision regarding withholding financial help, decisions must never be made in a haste.
- Dr. Swaamee Aprtemaanandaa Jee
(The writer is a Scientific Healer, yoga-Practitioner, Scientist, citizen-Economist, Researcher and well known for informative analytical pieces on Healing, Spirituality, Yoga, Fitness, Health, Medicine, Ayurveda, Science, Economics, and Politics)