Fauci: U.S. intends to join COVAX vaccine facility
Updated 22:17, 21-Jan-2021

The United States under President Joe Biden intends to join the COVAX vaccine facility that aims to deliver vaccines to poor countries, his chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci told the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday.

"President Biden will issue a directive later today which will include the intent of the United States to join COVAX and support the ACT-Accelerator to advance multilateral efforts for COVID-19 vaccine, therapeutic, and diagnostic distribution, equitable access, and research and development," Fauci told the WHO executive board.

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomed the U.S. announcement to maintain membership in the WHO, and said the organization was "glad that the U.S. is staying in the family."

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