Gates tells Covid-19 benefit concert he's 'optimistic' about vaccine

Los Angeles (dpa) - Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said he was optimistic there will be a vaccine against the novel coronavirus by the end of next year, in comments at the virtual "One World: Together at Home" concert on Saturday night.

"There are a lot of vaccine candidates now that we are backing, and I'm optimistic by late next year one of those will come out, and we need to make sure that it gets out to everyone in the world," Gates said.
"The eventual end comes when we get a vaccine that protects all of us, not just in the US - in the entire world."
Lady Gaga, Elton John and the Rolling Stones were among the stars who appeared at the event held by the Global Citizen organization.
Scientists, politicians and public figures were also featured.
Global Citizen said it had already received millions in donations before the concert, and shortly before midnight it announced on Twitter that it had raised a total of 127.9 million dollars.
It said 55.1 million dollars would go to the World Health Organization's Covid-19 solidarity fund, and 72.8 million would be used to support local and regional responders.


Sunday, April 19th 2020

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