Bill Gates Promises $10 Billion for Vaccines

“By increasing immunization coverage in developing countries to 90 percent, it should be possible to prevent the deaths of 7.6 million children under five between 2010 and 2019, Gates told reporters at the World Economic Forum.”  It’s a staggering number, when you consider it, especially because his 10 billion, with a B, will be going towards vaccines for severe diarrhea, malaria, and pneumonia.

I have this weird feeling in about ten years we’ll be talking about Bill Gates for a potential Nobel Peace Prize, given all his charity devoted to world health in developing nations since leaving Microsoft.

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