By JAMEY KEATENJanuary 21, 2021 GMTStephen Taren, who owns Wet Paint Printing + Design in Wilkes-Barre, puts his arm around a life-sized cutout of Joe Biden with Dr. Anthony Fauci, right, and former President Obama, Tuesday Jan. 19, 2021 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Mark Moran/The Citizens' Voice via AP)
Stephen Taren, who owns Wet Paint Printing + Design in Wilkes-Barre, puts his arm around a life-sized cutout of Joe Biden with Dr. Anthony Fauci, right, and former President Obama, Tuesday Jan. 19, 2021 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Mark Moran/The Citizens' Voice via AP)
GENEVA (AP) — President Joe Biden’s top medical adviser on COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci, on Thursday announced renewed U.S. support for the World Health Organization after it faced blistering criticism from the Trump administration, laying out new commitments to tackle the coronavirus and other global health issues. headtopics.com
Fauci, speaking by videoconference from pre-dawn United States to WHO’s executive board, said the U.S. will join the U.N. health agency’s efforts to bring vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics to people in need, whether in rich or poor countries. He said the U.S. will also resume full funding and staffing support for WHO.
ADVERTISEMENTFauci’s quick commitment to WHO — whose response to the coronavirus outbreak was repeatedly berated by the Trump administration — marks a dramatic and vocal shift toward a multilateral approach to fighting the pandemic.“I am honored to announce that the United States will remain a member of the World Health Organization,” Fauci said. Just hours after Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, his administration announced the U.S. will revoke a planned pullout from the WHO in July that had been announced by the Trump administration.
Fauci said the Biden administration “will cease the drawdown of U.S. staff seconded to the WHO” and resume “regular engagement” with WHO. “The United States also intends to fulfil its financial obligations to the organization,” he added.He referred to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director-general, as “my dear friend.”
Other countries and the WHO chief jumped in to welcome the U.S. announcements, and pledged to work with the Biden administration.“This is a good day for WHO and a good day for global health,” Tedros said, referring to “my brother Tony” in reference to Fauci, while congratulating Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris. “The role of the United States, its role, global role is very, very crucial.” headtopics.com
The United States under Trump had been the highest-profile — and most deep-pocketed — holdout from the COVAX Facility, which has faced financial hurdles and contractual challenges with vaccine manufacturers as well as vast logistical issues. Both the European Union and China have given their support to the program.
___AP Medical Writer Maria Cheng contributed from Toronto. Read more: The Associated Press »
Hey...how many illegals is everyone housing? How about we take care of the people in this country first Let’s get all of our American vaccinated first. How about we take care of home first? This was the problem. Spread our footprint around the world when we should be taking care of America. The buyers remorse for electing Biden is going to be epic. We will have higher taxes and pay more for everyday products, while being less safe and handing out tons of money to every other country.
Pure evil I don’t feel locked down, but you have to be cautious. Yea there's a real President for the people right there. Making sure people in other countries get vaccinations before American tax payers do. Remember the 400,000 you claim Trump killed. What does it say about Americans when someone like Joe Biden is better than them?
Trump hit it on the way out! F them all. They made the vaccine more problematic than the virus they created This is a very good morning:) I see the Dems are going back to.the America Second mentality. Take care of home before you start elsewhere. At what price though? Every covid death is now in Biden’s hands....because that how we count it right?
He better get right here first!! That's a relief! Many have believed Biden would destroy the positive actions President Trump initiated and was carrying out up to the moment of his departure. Good on you. Why. Not. Us. First & what would the therapeutics be HCQ like someone said a f- ing year ago Cool, hey but it will take us 5 years to do it at home at this pace so maybe focus on that first
Fartci and the Moron. What a recipe for poop Trump is gone but Faucci lives on! Just put them into bombs and missiles, that will take care of distribution. All developed by the Trump campaign. Joe never even mentioned Therapeutics EVER. He also said a vaccine was years away. trumpwon If COVID19 isn’t eradicated by the end of the week, I’m calling for the impeachment of JoeBiden for failure to stop the spread!
You better take care of Americans first America First out. Globalist in. Great! U.S has unlimited resources. Unlimited borrowing power. World's fat cats willing to fund USA but never poor nations. Yes right move by Biden. That is why he got my vote. But war with China, Russia, Iran or anyone? Don't expect my support! From Jesus too!
Is it doomscrolling if it's just good news all the way down? Here we go... the SELFISHNESS IS ALIVE AND WELL... How about the USA CAN HANDLE THE USA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD AT THE SAME TIME!!! America first, right? At least that`s one thing we may assume Trump would not have rushed to do. Typical Biden.... nothing for Americans but let’s send our resources to other people. So useless.
WoodfordinDK Tell him to start with Canada. We seem to be dropping the ball over here. My god. It's like the Americans have a leader who understands things, and also gives a shit about other people 👏 Sooo we are told it’s sooo out of control here that some states have been locked down for almost an entire year yet we are putting our resources into deploying around the world Awesome
Let’s make sure all Americans get vaccinated first! America last Watching today’s Events from Australia I was very emotional, what I witnessed was a truly realistic assessment of your Country’s plight and current issues; however,I’ve never seen such a change in attitude compared to 4 years ago,Hope, Unity, Love,EMPATHY and Courage, Love to USA
Can we just worry about OUR PEOPLE FIRST. It’s awesome having a president who isn’t personally offended by science. Good times. Let’s help America 1st tho.