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Global fundraising for COVID-19 vaccine, drugs exceeds $10bn, EU says

The Head of European Union Commission has said a global campaign to fund the development of vaccines and therapies against COVID-19 has so far raised $10.4bn.

“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 $8bn from global leaders and other institutions on May 4, when it was launched.

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