Chinese President Xi Jinping said China was “willing to strengthen cooperation” with other countries to accelerate vaccine development and distribution. China has opened trials for several state-backed vaccines in nations from Southeast Asia to Latin America. Trump had refused to join Covax as his administration pulls away from the United Nation’s public health agency. On Friday, U.N. Secretary General António Guterres said that $28 billion remains needed to fund the manufacturing and distribution of coronavirus vaccines. The Group of 20 nations, who produce about 85 percent of global economic output, include countries with among the highest coronavirus cases, led by the United States.
Source: Washington Post November 21, 2020 14:27 UTC