U.S. Will Remain In WHO, Fauci Announces, As Biden Reverses Trump Move

U.S. transmittable disease specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci informed the WHO on Thursday that the U.S. will not be leaving the company. Fauci is seen here last month, receiving the Moderna coronavirus vaccine in Washington.

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U.S. contagious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci notified the WHO on Thursday that the U.S. will not be leaving the company. Fauci is seen here last month, receiving the Moderna coronavirus vaccine in Washington.

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” I am honored to announce that the United States will stay a member of the World Health Organization,” Dr. Anthony Fauci stated Thursday, notifying the WHOs executive board that President Biden has actually reversed previous President Trumps transfer to leave the U.N.s health agency.

The U.S. will likewise satisfy its monetary responsibilities to the WHO, Fauci stated, in addition to cease a drawdown of U.S. staff who deal with the organization.

Tedros responded on Twitter, “Thank you my bro Tony for leading the delegation” at the executive board conference, and for announcing the renewed U.S. assistance for the WHO.

The U.S. relationship with the WHO is “one that we value deeply and will want to reinforce moving forward,” Fauci said.

Fauci did not describe any of those criticisms straight in his speech to the WHOs virtual conference. But he did say the U.S. will work with the organization “to enhance and reform the WHO, pointing out objectives such as improving how the world reacts to health emergencies and expanding pandemic readiness.

Fauci also stated the U.S. will sign up with the global COVAX initiative, which is implied to distribute COVID-19 vaccines and treatments to low-income countries. He added that Biden will provide a regulation about that move on Thursday.

An international investigation into the origins of a coronavirus that has actually now killed more than 400,000 individuals in the U.S. and 2 million people worldwide should be “robust and clear,” Fauci stated.

Faucis remarks were a seismic shift from the criticisms leveled at the WHO by Trump, who had actually threatened to put a long-term hold on U.S. funding for the firm unless it accepted significant changes. A number of Trumps complaints about the firm focused on its handling of COVID-19 and its relationship with China. He also accused Tedros of waiting too long to state COVID-19 to be a public health emergency.

President Biden has actually corresponded to withdraw Trumps withdrawal to the U.N. secretary-general and to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Fauci said, attending to Tedros as “my dear friend.”

” We are devoted to openness, consisting of those events surrounding the early days of the pandemic,” he stated. “It is vital that we develop and discover upon crucial lessons about how future pandemic events can be avoided.”