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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 03:18 PM

U.S. says it won't join WHO-linked effort to develop, distribute coronavirus vaccine

Source: Washington Post

U.S. says it won’t join WHO-linked effort to develop, distribute coronavirus vaccine

By Emily Rauhala and Yasmeen Abutaleb
9/1/2020, 2:42:00 p.m.

The Trump administration said it will not join a global effort to develop, manufacture and equitably distribute a coronavirus vaccine, in part because the World Health Organization is involved, a decision that could shape the course of the pandemic and the country’s role in health diplomacy.

More than 170 countries are in talks to participate in the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (Covax) Facility, which aims to speed vaccine development and secure doses for all countries and distribute them to the most high-risk segment of each population.

The plan, which is co-led by the WHO, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and Gavi, the vaccine alliance, was of interest to some members of the Trump administration and is backed by traditional U.S. allies, including Japan, Germany and the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union.

But the United States will not participate, in part because the White House does not want to work with the WHO, which President Trump has criticized over what he characterized as its “China-centric” response to the pandemic.

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The Covax decision, which has not been previously reported, is effectively a doubling down by the administration on its bet that the United States will win the vaccine race. It eliminates the chance to secure doses from a pool of promising vaccine candidates — a potentially risky strategy.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/coronavirus-vaccine-trump/2020/09/01/b44b42be-e965-11ea-bf44-0d31c85838a5_story.html

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Eugene Sep 2020 OP
Botany Sep 2020 #1
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SheltieLover Sep 2020 #3
stuffmatters Sep 2020 #5
SheltieLover Sep 2020 #6
GeorgeGist Sep 2020 #4
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 03:24 PM

1. Because it is a world wide pandemic why would America want to join on a solution to the problem?

Please tell this is all a very bad dream.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 03:31 PM

2. They've decided to go with the Swedish approach...herd immunity which would mean millions of

Deaths

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 03:35 PM

3. Chumputin can't control proccess to grift

Therefore, no interest.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:38 PM

5. Absolutely

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Response to stuffmatters (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:39 PM

6. 👍

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 04:58 PM

4. If he can't brand it ...

then Americans get nothing.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 08:38 AM

7. Heckuva job Trumpy

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