September 25 2020 12:19pm

Coronavirus: Trudeau announces agreement with AstraZeneca for 20 million vaccine doses if trials successful

An agreement securing 20 million doses of a potentially successful COVID-19 vaccine with AstraZeneca, being developed with the University of Oxford, was announced Friday by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In addition, Trudeau announced $440 million in funding for Gavi’s COVAX Facility to ensure that when developed, a coronavirus vaccine will be available worldwide, including for impoverished nations because “to eliminate the virus anywhere, we need to eliminate it everywhere.”

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