Without cooperation or contribution from US, WHO starts program to accelerate coronavirus vaccine candidates.

  • The World Health Organization says efforts are underway to compress the 12-18 month coronavirus vaccine development timeline that was forecast two months ago.
  • The top vaccine candidates were selected from more than 100 vaccine projects.
  • The project is financed by $8 billion in funding pledged by leaders from 40 countries and organizations.
  • The United States is not among the countries supporting the effort.