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© WHO (20/07/2020)
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Coronavirus vaccine: profits Vs public health. The European Commission has raised at least €9.8 billion for a Coronavirus Global Response. It's President Ursula von der Leyen promised that any future vaccine would be “our universal, common good.” echoing UN's António Guterres who said that #COVID19 vaccine must be considered "a global public good. Not a vaccine for one country or one region". However, a crucial question posing a dilemma for both the pharmaceutical industry and politicians around the globe is already emerging: which countries will be served first with a vaccine? Whoever wins the race to come up with a successful coronavirus vaccine will also win massive profits. But while the industry vows to make a vaccine globally accessible, not all are on board with that idea, watch.

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Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director-General of the World Health Organization
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