US Mission asks that UN General Assembly go back to a mostly virtual event

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Friday, August 20, 2021
US requests UN scale back General Assembly meeting
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Derick Waller reports on the request for the UN General Assembly to be mostly virtual.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The United Nations General Assembly coincides with the return of the school year in New York City.

The U.S. is worried that the East Side of Manhattan meeting could turn into a super spreader event.

The U.S. Mission has now asked that it go back to being mostly virtual, like last year.

Many nations don't have the same access to vaccines that the U.S. does.

America is flush with doses. Our country is bribing people to take it with giveaways and incentives. Meantime, much of Africa cannot get access to the vaccine.

It is not yet known if President Joe Biden plans to attend the General Assembly in person.

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