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US to join global coronavirus vaccine programme: Anthony Fauci

Biden to order the US to support projects to deploy Covid-19 vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics to people in need around the world

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Anthony Fauci
Anthony Fauci | File

Dr Anthony Fauci says US President Joe Biden on Thursday will order the to support projects to deploy COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics to people in need around the world.

Fauci also says the will cease reducing US staff counts at the World Health Organisation and will pay its financial obligations to it.

Fauci, Biden's top medical adviser on the pandemic, told the WHO's executive board that the president will issue a directive on Thursday that shows the United States' intent to join the COVAX Facility, a project to deploy COVID-19 vaccines to people in need around the world whether in rich or poor countries.

Fauci also said the would support the ACT Accelerator an umbrella effort including COVAX that also focuses on distributing diagnostic tools and therapeutics for the to countries around the world.

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First Published: Thu, January 21 2021. 15:40 IST