World leaders pledge $8 billion to fight COVID-19 but U.S. steers clear

World leaders pledge $8 billion to fight COVID-19 but U.S. steers clear

BRUSSELS: World leaders and organisations pledged $8 billion to research, manufacture and distribute a possible vaccine and treatments for COVID-19 on Monday, but the United States refused to contribute to the global effort. Organisers included the European Union and non-EU countries Britain, Norway and Saudi Arabia. Leaders from Japan, Canada, South Africa and dozens of […]