Merkel And Macron Launch $8 Billion Vaccine Fund

Bloomberg News reports:

The World Health Organization and the leaders of France and Germany launched an $8 billion drive to accelerate development of a coronavirus vaccine, stressing it should be available to everyone without favor shown to the country that develops it first.

“The world needs these tools and it needs them fast,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference Friday. “In the past they have not been available to all. That cannot be allowed to happen again.”

The WHO, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are stressing unity as the global health body comes under criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump, and politicians elsewhere try to put their own countries first.