The search for a COVID-19 vaccine and treatment has got a big boost.

Leaders from the European Union and other nations have pledged $8bn for research.

But the United States, where nearly 70,000 people have died, did not participate in the video conference that included presidents, prime ministers, health officials and donors.

Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports.

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