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Vaccine alliance expects to hold talks with Biden team on COVAX

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden discusses the importance of protecting the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as he speaks to reporters about his health care plan during a news conference in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of the GAVI vaccine alliance expects to hold talks with the incoming team of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden about collaborating with the COVAX global facility, which has been set up to provide COVID-19 vaccines to poorer countries.

GAVI chief executive Seth Berkley, speaking to reporters on Friday, noted that Biden had set up a task force on the pandemic, adding they are “believers in science”.

The Trump administration did not join the facility.

Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Alexander Smith