Australia joins world leaders at virtual summit pledging money to fight coronavirus - ABC News

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World leaders donate billions to develop coronavirus vaccine, treatment

World leaders donate billions to develop coronavirus vaccine, treatment

With Australia participating but the US absent, world leaders hold a virtual summit, raising $12.5 billion for coronavirus testing and treatment and the development of a vaccine.

, new treatments and better tests for the disease would only amount to a "down payment" on the tools required to effectively fight the virus."After finishing work, I'll go home and I'll be completely knackered and I'll need to nap.This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced..

"To reach everyone, everywhere, we likely need five times that amount," Mr Guterres said.The leaders of France, Germany, Italy, Norway and top European Union officials said the money raised would be channelled mostly through recognised global health organisations."It's been difficult, I do miss my family.Around the world, there are more than 3.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 250,000 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.Instead of enjoying meals together with his family after sunset, Mr Abmar is now eating by himself and preparing his meals on days off.But deliberately concealed outbreaks, low testing rates and strained health care systems mean the true scale of the pandemic is much greater.She was not sure if there was any alternative to her mother's accommodation given the circumstances.

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Interesting that China hasn’t invested. We should therefore expect them to release a vaccine within the next 3 months and again be in a position to hold the world to ransom. France 386 deaths per million. USA 210 deaths per million. Funny Leftard ABC doesn't condone Macron like they do Trump. Funny We closed our boarders the day after they USA did, look at our numbers. Interesting

Out of their own pockets? Impressive if true. Trump:NO I’d rather they pay taxes ffs then we wouldn’t need their donations 🙄 So they should, they make their billions off the backs of hard working people that make peanuts in comparison, they should do everything in their power to help the world/workforce.

Send all bills to China's CPC. If world leaders cared about public health they would promote nutrition, sleep and activity. But instead they promote injecting foreign substances into our bodies. Questionable motives. No surprise China made no contributions, money or otherwise. China never contributes anything to the greater good of the world - never has, never will. They're consumed by greed and power. DecoupleChina BoycottChina

Yeah because vaccine is the 'most important' aspect in treating covid19 right now. Idiots! Still pushing the vaccine agenda. By that time most people will have woken up to the scam.

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ask Bill Gates n King Salman We r not wealthy with $200bils debt Took em long enough. No surprises about the US not helping. Its a failed state and can't even look after its own citizens, let alone act like a responsible citizen of the global community.

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