Global summit on COVID to be held May 12, White House announces

The second global COVID-19 summit will be held virtually on May 12, the White House announced on Monday in a joint statement with Belize, Germany, Indonesia and Senegal. “The summit will redouble our collective efforts to end the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for future health threats, the five countries said in the statement. The summit was originally set to take place in March and later pushed to April after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and as the administration was still working with Congress to secure funding for global vaccinations, as Politico reported.

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