We all deserve to read good news amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Bill Gates’ plans to accelerate COVID-19 response is just one of the many positive stories we all deserve to read. Microsoft billionaire, Bill Gates, announced that he and his foundation will be building factories for the seven most promising vaccines.
Though they would end up picking only one or two of the seven, Gates is still keen in being a torch bearer in fighting this pandemic.
On the episode of “The Daily Show” last Thursday, Gates told Trevor Noah that the Gates Foundation could mobolizr faster to combat the outbreak.
“Because our foundation has such deep expertise in infectious diseases, we’ve thought about the epidemic, we did fund some things to be more prepared, like a vaccine effort. Our early money can accelerate things.”– Bill Gates
Gates and his philanthropic foundation are to build factories for every chosen vaccine. Though they might end up choosing only at max 2, Gates is not backing down and wasting time.
“Even though we’ll end up picking at most two of them, we’re going to fund factories for all seven, just so that we don’t waste time in serially saying, ‘OK, which vaccine works?’ and then building the factory,”
He said that in a situation where the world faces the loss of trillions of dollars to the economy, wasting a few billion to help is worth it.
Yes, the factories are of great help to fight this outbreak, but this is not the first time that The Gates Foundation has helped. In early March, they pledged $100M for identifying, assessing, developing, and scaling-up treatments for the virus.
Let us just hope that all 7 will turn out to be of great help to our combat against this outbreak. Let’s continue praying.
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