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Bill Gates Urges U.S. to Help Poorer Countries Get Vaccines

Aug. 5, 2020, 1:01 AM

Microsoft Corp. founder and philanthropist Bill Gates urged the U.S. to take a more global approach in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, saying while the nation leads in research, “we’ve only taken care of ourselves” in producing and procuring a vaccine.

Gates said he has encouraged congressional lawmakers to consider adding $8 billion to the economic relief bill currently being debated that will be devoted to helping less-developed nations procure an eventual vaccine to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Watch: Microsoft Corp. founder and philanthropist Bill Gates urged the U.S. to take a more global approach in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
(Source: Bloomberg)

“We’re trying to make sure we can end it not just in the rich countries,” Gates said in an interview ...

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