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Global fundraising for COVID-19 vaccine, drugs exceeds 9.5 billion euros, EU says

By on May 26, 2020 0 132 Views

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A global campaign to fund the development of vaccines and therapies against COVID-19 has so far raised 9.5 billion euros (8.5 billion pounds), the head of the European Commission said on Tuesday.

“Great result, reaching 1st milestone of GlobalResponse pledging marathon led by EU Commission,” Ursula von der Leyen said on Twitter.

The pledging campaign, which the United States shunned, raised $8 billion from global leaders and other institutions on May 4, when it was launched.

REUTERS

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