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Investors Betting on a Coronavirus Vaccine Better Know Who Gets First Dibs in Global Pact – Motley Fool

The World Health Organization is managing a global vaccine program without U.S. participation, and it could have a big impact for investors.



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The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance — two arms of the World Health Organization (WHO) set up to develop vaccines against emerging infectious diseases — haven’t garnered a lot of attention in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. In March, as the U.S. was shutting down, CEPI put out a call for $2 billion in the hopes of creating eight vaccine candidates, shepherding three through clinical trials and approval. In May, CEPI invited organizations…

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