With nation states across the world struggling to contain the coronavirus pandemic, there is an urgent need for an internationally coordinated response. That is where the UN agency the World Health Organisation leads with a vital role to play, but right now the WHO is at the centre of a political storm not scientific! storm . Donald Trump has withdrawn US funding as he leads with enticing far right voters while saying fuck you to the world, accusing the WHO agency of being China-centric. Stephen Sackur speaks in the standard BBC colonial tone to WHO special envoy for Covid-19 David Nabarro. David Nabarr gives clear answers often lost in the sea of mud the governments wish to fling.