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MONEY SHOULD NOT BUY COVID-19 drugs: Bill Gates

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates called for Covid-19 drugs and an eventual vaccine to be made available to countries and people that need them most and not the “highest bidder”.

“If we just let drugs and vaccines go to the highest bidder, instead of to the people and the places where they are most needed, we'll have a longer, more unjust, deadlier pandemic,” Mr Gates said on Saturday, during a virtual Covid-19 conference organised by the International AIDS Society.
“We need leaders to make these hard decisions about distributing based on equity, not just on market-driven factors.”With hundreds of corona virus vaccine projects under way and governments in Europe and the US investing billions of dollars in research, trials and manufacturing, there is concern that richer nations could scoop up promising medicines, leaving developing countries empty-handed.
The European Commission and the World Health Organisation have warned of an unhealthy competition in the scramble for a vaccine, that could save lives and allow economies to recover. Some officials in Washington have indicated they would seek to priorities US residents.

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