Billionaire Bill Gates says that if a vaccine for COVID-19 is found, he plans to donate $ 150 million in an effort to make it as accessible as possible.

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“We are trying to make sure we do not end up in rich countries alone,” Gates told Bloomberg News on Tuesday. To date, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged more than $ 350 million to Covid-19 research.

“Innovation in diagnostics, therapy and vaccines will benefit us for the most part by the end of 2021,” Gates continued. “The real end comes when we have this herd immunity between natural infection and a vaccine.”

Gates also spoke with WIRED this week, explaining that most COVID-19 tests are “full garage.” He says because of tests not coming back fast enough, many are disgusted: “The majority of all US tests are completely wasteful, disgusting. If you do not care what time the date is and you are reimbursed at the same level, each Because they earn contemptible money, and it’s mostly rich people who get access to it. You have to pay the fee system a little extra 24 hours, pay the normal fee for 48 hours, and pay nothing. [if it isn’t done by then]. And they’ll fix it tonight. “