United States joins COVID vaccine push for poor nations, stays in WHO

Dr Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Adviser to the new US President addressing the WHO’s Executive Board meeting. (Photo via UN)

(Barbados Today) The United States’ top medical official said on Thursday that the US will now join the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global initiative to help poorer nations overcome COVID-19.

Washington also outlined a raft of new measures in support of access to universal healthcare, such as abortion services.

Addressing the WHO’s Executive Board meeting, Dr Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Adviser to the new US President, said that President Biden intended to issue a directive within hours so that the country can become part of the COVAX platform to advance multilateral efforts to distribute coronavirus vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics.

Speaking one year ago “to the day” since the United States confirmed its first case of COVID-19 infection, Fauci noted that global infections had now surpassed 90 million.

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