one of the ten richest people on the planet, just confirmed by Forbes magazine. Microsoft founder Bill Gates is no stranger to these warnings. Calls that intend to shake governments over measures to be taken to prevent risk, potentially much more disastrous, a Next pandemic with more aggressive fatality index than covid, The philanthropist asks major countries to contribute billions of dollars to prepare for the next global pandemic. The philanthropist said that as Omicron and Delta coronaviruses were some of the most transmissible viruses ever seen, the world may be faced with an equally infectious pathogen, but the mortality rate is much higher.
Vaccines for the poorest countries
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK’s Wellcome Trust
donating $300 million to Coalition for Pandemic Preparedness Innovations (SEPI), which helped create the COVAX program to provide vaccines to low- and middle-income countries. The organization is trying to raise $3.5 billion with the goal of reducing the time taken to develop a new vaccine to just 100 days. Gates said – in a long reconstruction of financial Times – that the world’s priorities are strange and that it is up to philanthropic and wealthy governments to tackle vaccine inequality. When it comes to economic losses and spending billions to save millions of lives, I would say a very good insurance policy, Gates said, pointing out that even a huge effort, from an economic point of view, will avoid a lot of damage. He added that most of the innovations to prepare for future pandemics could also be useful in addressing existing global health problems, for example a HIV Vaccine and best vaccines for tuberculosis and malaria,
Gates said two big lenders of development Vaccine Key, Sepi and the US government have been courageous in risking their money to build large portfolios of potential vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic. We should expect countries to put their national interests first, said Professor Cheri Gagandeep Kang, CEPI board member and virologist at Christian Medical College in Vellore, India. The rest of the world which cannot afford to fulfill these commitments in advance, needs someone by our side. And from that organization, he said. Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, said it was imperative that funding not only come from the international development budget, but from government funding and philanthropy in general. He described how Sepi was formed five years ago after the 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic. We are now living in an era that I think is an era of more frequent and complex epidemics and epidemics, he said.
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