US says it will not take part in a global effort led by WHO

The United States is turning its back on the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility (COVAX), a global effort to develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine that is being led by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The pandemic has pushed Australia into a recession for the first time since 1991 after the country reported a second-quarter drop in GDP that was the biggest since records began. 

The latest data from Johns Hopkins University shows more than 25.7 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and 857,015 have died. More than 17 million people have recovered.

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