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Biden to Mend World Health Organization Ties, Fauci to Speak

  • Action reverses Trump’s decision to exit global health body
  • Biden also plans order requiring masks on federal property
Anthony Fauci
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President Joe Biden plans to re-engage with the World Health Organization Wednesday and send top U.S. medical expert Anthony Fauci to speak to the group in a strong repudiation of former President Donald Trump’s snubs during the coronavirus pandemic.

The new administration plans to participate in the WHO executive board meeting this week, with Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, heading the delegation and speaking. Once the U.S. resumes its engagement with the WHO, the administration will work with the body to strengthen and reform the group, according to a fact sheet released by the Biden transition team.