The United States says it will not join the development of a vaccine linked to the World Health Organization

This article is adapted from [China Daily];

According to a report by the Washington Post on September 1, the United States will not join a global alliance to develop a vaccine, partly because the White House does not want to work with the WORLD Health Organization. “The United States will continue to work with our international partners, but we will not be constrained by multilateral organizations that are influenced by WHO and China,” said White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Delay. According to the report, more than 170 countries and regions are currently negotiating to join the COVAX, which is supported by the WHO, other vaccine development organizations and traditional Allies of the United States, including Japan, Germany and the European Union, but not the United States. “The U.S. is taking a go-it-alone strategy,” Lawrence Gostin, a professor of global health law at Georgetown University, was quoted as saying. “It’s a huge gamble.”

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