The European Commission is hosting a virtual summit where leaders are expected to pledge US$8.2bn to fund vaccine research and distribution. Photo: EPA-EFE The European Commission is hosting a virtual summit where leaders are expected to pledge US$8.2bn to fund vaccine research and distribution. Photo: EPA-EFE
The European Commission is hosting a virtual summit where leaders are expected to pledge US$8.2bn to fund vaccine research and distribution. Photo: EPA-EFE

Europe leads push for global coronavirus response as China and US trade accusations

  • A virtual summit of 40 countries hosted by the European Union hopes to raise US$8.2bn to develop vaccines and treatments and ensure they are distributed equally
  • China will join Monday’s event despite previous focus on blame game with Washington but the US remains reluctant to join coordinated effort

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The European Commission is hosting a virtual summit where leaders are expected to pledge US$8.2bn to fund vaccine research and distribution. Photo: EPA-EFE The European Commission is hosting a virtual summit where leaders are expected to pledge US$8.2bn to fund vaccine research and distribution. Photo: EPA-EFE
The European Commission is hosting a virtual summit where leaders are expected to pledge US$8.2bn to fund vaccine research and distribution. Photo: EPA-EFE
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