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Trust Seeks $8 Billion to Fight ‘Inevitable’ Virus Resurgence

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The U.K.’s Wellcome Trust is asking businesses to donate $8 billion this month to help fight the rapidly swelling pandemic that threatens to resurge even if the current wave is controlled.

Most of the money would be aimed at delivering vaccines, drugs and tests for the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, according to a statement. About $2 billion would be used to support vulnerable countries and build a stockpile of masks, drugs and other equipment needed to fight future outbreaks.