Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has questioned the position of anti-vaxxers amid the COVID-19 crisis, asking “how else can you get out of a tragic pandemic?”
Gates, whose Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed more than $350 million to fighting COVID-19, made the comments in an interview with Bloomberg.
According to the foundation’s website, $250 million of that total will go towards improving approaches for detecting, isolating and treating coronavirus cases, including speeding up the development of vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics. And $100 million is going to the public-private global health partnership GAVI, The Vaccine Alliance, to help deliver COVID-19 vaccines in lower-income countries. […]