Fauci: U.S. intends to join COVAX vaccine facility

The United States, under President Joseph Biden who was sworn into office just last Wednesday, January 20, 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 on Thursday.

Fauci, who also serves as the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told the WHO executive board, “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.”

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomed the U.S. announcement to maintain membership in the United Nations health agency, and said the organization was “glad that the U.S. is staying in the family.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.