Bill Gates Billionaire Bill Gates Foundation will focus on all its resources in combating coronavirus, according to the Financial Times.
The philanthropist and founder of Microsoft Corporation said the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with a donation of more than $ 40 billion, would pay “total attention” to the pandemic that has killed more than 350,000 people and damaged the economy as a whole. world. “You will have an economy with low levels of activity for years to come,” Gates said.
“If all goes well, as we thought, we would have a large-scale production of the coronavirus vaccine within a year,” Gates told CNN. The pandemic could cost the global economy “tens of trillions of dollars,” he said in an interview. The foundation has contributed $ 250 million to help fight coronavirus. Gates has also defended the World Health Organization against accusations by US President Donald Trump.
“The WHO is very, very important and should actually receive additional support to fulfill their role during this epidemic,” Gates said.