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Tags: commission | von der leyen | european union | eu | world | pandemic | testing

EU Commission Chief: Hope US Joins Global Vaccine Pledge

a microscope sits on a table with a test tube marked vaccine test number one with the world coronavirus impact map
(Dmitri Maruta/AP)

By    |   Monday, 04 May 2020 06:50 PM EDT

Newly elected European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Monday said she hopes the U.S. joins the European Union in pledging money for the global search for vaccines and treatment for the novel coronavirus.

The EU in just a few hours earlier Monday collected promises of $8.07 billion during a world-wide pledging effort for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

"The United States are doing a lot domestically, what research for a vaccine is concerned and indeed they are informed about our global initiative and I hope that in the one or the other way they decide to join," von der Leyen said in an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour.

"But, for sure, the American footprint is there because we have outstanding American scientists and philanthropists that are joining our call for action, and I'm very glad for that," she added. "So we invited the whole world, and I think the whole world is joining."

Pledges for the global fundraising initiative came in from Germany, Norway, France, Britain, Italy, Japan and Saudi Arabia. Businesses and non-governmental organizations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, also contributed.

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Newly elected European Commission President Ursula hopes the U.S. joins the European Union in pledging money for the global search for vaccines and treatment for the novel coronavirus.
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Monday, 04 May 2020 06:50 PM
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