Canada signs deal to secure 20M COVID-19 vaccine doses

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Al-Anbat - Canada has signed an agreement to secure 20 million vaccine doses as the global race for a COVID-19 vaccine intensifies.
During a news conference, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a deal with AstraZeneca on access to a vaccine prospect now being developed at Oxford University.
As a result, the federal government has now secured access to six leading vaccine candidates. None of the candidates has been shown to work so far, Trudeau pointed out.
"We've been guided by science since the very beginning and right now, both the COVID-19 vaccine task force and the immunity task force are doing important work to help us identify the most promising vaccine options and strategies," he said.
Trudeau also announced that Canada will provide $440 million to COVAX, a global procurement initiative meant to ensure fair, equitable and timely access to vaccines for less wealthy countries.
"This pandemic can't be solved by any one country alone because to eliminate the virus anywhere, we need to eliminate it everywhere," Trudeau said.
 
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