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WHO raises alarm over UN-led COVID-19 vaccine research

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised an alarm over COVID-19 research.
The body said the United Nations-led initiative to speed up the development of vaccines and medications is facing a huge funding gap.

The project is known as the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT).
Launched in May, ACT advocates for fair distribution of future vaccines, medications to developing and developed countries.
A WHO spokesperson told Dpa that it has received $2.5billion dollars in pledges.

The UN agency estimates that $31.3billion is needed over an initial period of 12 months.
“We need to prevent vaccine nationalism”, Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday in Geneva.

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He added that the first shipments of vaccines must be available to at-risk people everywhere, not just in a few countries.

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