Oct 5, 2020

So many people are waiting for signs of progress on more coronavirus relief

President Trump called on Congress to pass a bill in a tweet over the weekend. Plus, all U.S. Regal Cinemas theaters are closing. And, the World Bank seeks approval for billions of dollars to help countries lock in vaccine contracts.

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World Bank proposes a $12 billion fund for COVID vaccine dispersal to poor and developing countries

Oct 5, 2020
World Bank President David Malpass believes his institution will be well situated to both fund and assist in a global COVID vaccine distribution effort.
"Up to $12 billion is a signal to the pharmaceutical manufacturers that there's going to be a big demand, and that there's financing for it, and that the countries will be looking for a safe vaccine. And so it fills that void that would otherwise be there," says World Bank President David Malpass.
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Can’t Let Go, Juno Kishi Bashi

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