U.S. President Joe Biden discussing COVID-19 vaccinations in Washington, D.C., April 2021
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The administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris is on the verge of reasserting U.S. leadership in global health and development. In his first hundred days, Biden made the United States the largest single donor to the global vaccination campaign known as COVAX, co-sponsored by the World Health Organization; appointed a coordinator for global COVID response and health security; and included funding for global health in the signature American Rescue Plan to respond to COVID-19. These actions, on top of Biden’s decision to renew U.S. membership in the WHO immediately upon taking office, reverse

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