EU:Vaccine for all

“We have to make sure that we can deploy (a COVID-19 vaccine) to every corner in the world, at a fair and affordable price,” EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told DW.

A global fundraiser should secure €7.5 billion and this is “just the start,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told DW. She said the eventual treatment should be sold at a “fair and affordable price.”

The EU and several other global organizations are set to host a “worldwide pledging marathon” aimed at securing billions for a medical response against the ongoing pandemic. Speaking to DW on Friday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the world needed to act together in order to ensure everyone can have access to a vaccine against COVID-19.

“And we can only defeat that virus with a vaccine,” she told DW News.

“We have to build up capacities to manufacture it, zillions of doses, and then we have to make sure that we can deploy to every corner in the world at a fair and affordable price,” the Commission chief added.

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