“Now we really need Congress, especially Republicans in Congress, to act not in vain, but in action,” said a senior administration official.

The United States will announce additional commitments to the Financial Intermediaries Fund, a World Bank fund that should help the world prepare for the next pandemic. So far, the United States has pledged $ 250 million. At Thursday’s event, he plans to allocate an additional $ 200 million.

“The fund will provide funding to improve local, national and global capacity to prevent, detect and respond to pandemics and other threats to global health security,” said another senior administration official, adding that the fund will begin operations in September.

This is an evolving story.


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