This is what Bill and Melinda Gates say about the killer Coronavirus (The Gates Foundation gave an additional US$ 150 million, to fight the killer Coronavirus):
- “It is increasingly clear that the world’s response to this pandemic will not be effective unless it is also equitable.”
- The poorest communities in Africa and South Asia already struggle to access even the most basic health care. And an epidemic can quickly overwhelm overstretched health systems, meaning the potential for death and disruption is strikingly more pronounced than in wealthier countries.
- “We have a responsibility to meet this global crisis with global solidarity. In addition to contributing to the development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines, these funds will support efforts against COVID-19 in low-and-middle-income countries, where local leaders and healthcare workers are doing heroic work to protect vulnerable communities and slow the spread of the disease.”
- “COVID-19 does not obey border laws. Even if most countries succeed in slowing the disease over the next few months, the virus could return if the pandemic remains severe enough elsewhere.”
- Since we know that epidemics hit the poorest and most vulnerable communities hardest, that’s where our funding is chiefly directed.
- This is a unique situation; we are in a unique position to help. And today, we are announcing additional funding of $150 million that brings our total commitment so far to more than $250 million.
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