Fauci underscores Biden’s commitment to WHO and its COVID fight

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks via video link during the 148th session of the Executive Board on the coronavirus outbreak in Geneva, on January 21, 2021. 

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He also said Washington planned to “work constructively with partners to strengthen and importantly reform the WHO.” Fauci stressed that the United States was aware of the towering task ahead in reining in the pandemic, which in just over a year has claimed more than two million lives, infected close to 100 million people and eviscerated the global economy. from the organization. Anthony Fauci, who’s been named President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, told a meeting of the WHO’s executive board. Biden reversed that decision. “The United States … “The United States stands ready to work in partnership and solidarity to support the international Covid-19 response,” he said. Mr. “WHO is a family of nations and we are all glad that the United States is staying in the family,” he told the executive board meeting. intends to fulfil its financial obligations to the organization,” he said. Fauci gives update on COVID-19


Geneva — In a dramatic turnaround, the Biden administration thanked the World Health Organization Thursday for leading the global pandemic response and vowed to remain a member state. “It is imperative that we learn and build upon important lessons about how future pandemic events can be averted,” he said, stressing that “the international investigation should be robust and clear, and we look forward to evaluating it.”
First published on January 21, 2021 / 6:20 AM “We are committed to transparency, including those events surrounding the early days of the pandemic,” Fauci said. Biden, said Fauci, was also preparing to issue a directive declaring U.S. Fauci underscores Biden’s commitment to WHO and its COVID fight, in direct contrast to Trump’s approach

Updated on: January 21, 2021 / 6:21 PM

Dr. Fauci also mentioned an international mission finally underway in China to help investigate the origins of Covid-19. Trump’s July 6 notification that the United States intended to withdraw from the UN health agency in 12 months. In his address to the WHO on Thursday, via videolink, Fauci stressed that Washington — long the agency’s top donor — was committed to resuming its share of WHO funding. In a letter sent to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Mr. Both the WHO and China have met with criticism that the mission is taking place more than a year after the first cases of the virus surfaced in Wuhan. “The United States intends to remain a member of the World Health Organization,” Mr. Biden announced he was retracting Mr. The WHO, he said, had “relentlessly worked with nations in their fight against COVID-19.” His comments marked a clear departure from the harsh criticism dealt to the WHO by former President Trump, who’d started withdrawing the U.S. Biden wrote. Dr. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hailed the about-face. intent to join the WHO co-led Covax facility, a globally-pooled Covid-19 vaccine procurement and distribution effort aimed at equitable vaccine access. Fauci gives update on COVID-19

Dr. But on his first day in office Wednesday, Mr. “Under trying circumstances, this organization has rallied the scientific and research and development community to accelerate vaccines, therapies and diagnostics,” Dr.