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Covax Seeks $2b Donations To Cover COVID-19 Vaccines


The Covax scheme launched a push for an extra $2 billion in donations on Thursday, saying it needed the money in advance to reserve Covid-19 vaccine doses.
The Covax facility ensures the 92 poorest participating economies can access coronavirus jabs, with the cost covered by donors.
The United States co-hosted Thursday’s donor event at which the first $400 million was raised.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says People everywhere should have access to rigorously tested, safe, and effective Covid-19 vaccines.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will host a Covax funding summit focused on the 92 countries in June.