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Notably absent from the event was the United States, where more than 67,000 people have died, and Russia.

Did Putin tell Trump he wasn't allowed to join in?

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Notably absent from the event was the United States, where more than 67,000 people have died, and Russia.

Follow the money. The global elite are probably competing among themselves for the vaccine patent. Which big pharmas have Trump and his faction invested most in? Which big pharmas have Putin's invested most in? Or could there be a joint Putin-Trump faction.

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Human beings must face and tackle seriously with virus causing diseases. Viruses are No. 1 enemy of human beings. So far, no medicine is found which directly kill viruses. Development of the vaccines takes more than one year after the breakout and many die before they become available. Coronavirus which is RNA creature mutates easily. The vaccine developed may not be working the following year.

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Notably absent from the event was the United States

Clearly no longer a world leader?

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Thank you Bill & Melinda Gates for representing the US, even as private citizens. While this Admin. & our govt. continues to be the laughing stock of the world--might as well not show up since they don't believe in science anyways.

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Thank you Bill & Melinda Gates

Hats off to the Gates Foundation for the beneficial programs they've created and funded. Their contributions to libraries around the globe among them. It would be nice to think there are good guys among the globe's .01% looking out for us trickled down-ons, that Gates is doing this to add to his good guy legacy. It's hard for me, however, to forget how predatory and self-serving Microsoft has been.

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Human beings must face and tackle seriously with virus causing diseases. Viruses are No. 1 enemy of human beings. So far, no medicine is found which directly kill viruses. Development of the vaccines takes more than one year after the breakout and many die before they become available. Coronavirus which is RNA creature mutates easily. The vaccine developed may not be working the following year.

Ya, tell that to the trillions of viruses in ur body.

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Global public health advocates from around the world have accused Bill Gates of hijacking WHO's agenda away from the projects to curb infectious diseases, such as clean water, hygiene, nutrition, and economic development. They say that this is to serve his personal fetish that good health comes only in the form of a needle shot. It's not a surprise that the Bill Gates is now the #1 donor of WHO. Canada is 2nd. Bill is already invested in a company that has patented a Corona vaccine. He wants 7 billion people in the world to have this, which will add billions of dollars to what Bill already owns.

https://www.naturalblaze.com/2020/04/robert-f-kennedy-jr-responds-to-bill-gates-statements-on-a-mandatory-coronavirus-vaccine.html

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Coronavirus outbreak implies warnings to human beings. First it is rapid growth of population of the world. it was 2 billion one hundred years ago and now it is 7 billion. To support the increasing population, we are developing the world changing and destroying environment. Globalization is spreading local illnesses to all over the world where degrees of development and levels of sanitations are different by countries. Global warming is also helping the spread of maladies. God is trying to control the population of arrogant human beings.

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World leaders, organizations and banks on Monday pledged 7.4 billion euros ($8 billion) for research to find a vaccine against the new coronavirus, but warned that it is just the start of an effort that must be sustained over time to beat the disease.

The funds, pledged at a video-conference summit hosted by the European Union, fell marginally short of the 7.5 billion euros being sought, but more money could arrive in coming days. Notably absent from the event was the United States, where more than 67,000 people have died, and Russia

That’s encouraging news.

Follow the money. The global elite are probably competing among themselves for the vaccine patent. Which big pharmas have Trump and his faction invested most in? Which big pharmas have Putin's invested most in? Or could there be a joint Putin-Trump faction.

How did Trump get into the conversation??

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I could ask the same of Dr Fauci and his NIAID team members as well as Bill Gates.

Amazing that the by the 2nd paragraph the article is already complaining about who didnt participate, then goes on to speculate as to why.

Which big pharmas have Trump and his faction invested most in? 

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Given the stakes involved, for both health and the economy, this is actually an incredibly low amount of money. I thought it would be more, to be honest.

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Fox News is talking about the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine still. Kinda kills that narrative that no one talks about it anymore.

Several studies have said that it works better than the latest Fauci pushed drug. So I am more concerned with why Fauci and his buddies are pushing the unproven drug that is linked to big pharma profits/stock prices.

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Fox News is talking about the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine still.

Typical repub, believing the mainstream media's fake news lies.

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It worked at 92% effectiveness in the Texas nursing home. New York and Washington didn’t use it, most of those people died.

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Nice pic, btw.

Also nice to see U2 have flown in 2 million face masks for medical staff in Ireland.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/third-flight-of-u2-bought-ppe-for-health-workers-lands-in-dublin-1.4243887

How did Trump get into the conversation??

I know, right. The topic is about world leaders!

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How much is he donating personally?

The Trump way is to only donate when they've been caught pilfering...

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The United States and Russia have the most new virus cases, yesterday...about a third of the world wide total..24,000 plus in the US, 10,000 plus in Russia. Neither country involving itself in an international summit is an isolation decision Putin and Trump are about. It's perhaps typical of Russia, but this is the new America.

America would have led such conferences in the past, but now, other countries just sigh(and ridicule) at the absence of America, and know America currently lacking diplomacy, empathy and critical thinking as an international priority is a selfish country under Trump and his narrative false news network, Fox. A lack of decency is Trump's America.

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French president Emmanuel Macron said he is confident that the U.S. will join the initiative at some point,

After Trumph is kicked out at the next election.

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sunfunbun:

The United States and Russia have the most new virus cases, yesterday...about a third of the world wide total..24,000 plus in the US, 10,000 plus in Russia.

Are you perhaps comparing raw numbers without considering population size?

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Are you perhaps comparing raw numbers without considering population size?

Did Sunfunbun day anything about per capita? No, which means it’s raw numbers. Raw numbers demonstrate number of cases, not infection rates, and is accurate when describing the most new cases.

Wow, that was mentally taxing.

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