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The EU raised another € 6 billion for a vaccine against coronavirus

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The EU raised another € 6 billion for a vaccine against coronavirus

WHO estimates $ 31 billion needed to create vaccines and drugs for coronavirus

Donations during the international online marathon were made by national governments, various organizations, foundations and individuals.

The European Commission and non-governmental organization Global Citizen during the international online marathon raised another € 6.15 billion to develop a vaccine against coronavirus. This was announced by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen in the social network.

During the marathon, the European Commission promised to allocate € 4.9 billion. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany would provide an additional € 383 million. Other major donations came from the United States and Canada.

The World Health Organization estimates that more than $ 31 billion is needed to develop a vaccine and find effective drugs for coronavirus.

Recall, the European Commission raised € 9.5 billion to develop a vaccine against coronavirus. We managed to collect money at the first stage of the global marathon, which began on May 4. Donations were made by national governments, organizations, foundations, and individuals.

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