Bill Gates to Waste $10 Billion on Vaccine Research?
February 20, 2010
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation plans to donate $10 billion over the next decade to research new vaccines, according to the Microsoft co-founder and his wife. The commitment more than doubles the $4.5 billion the foundation has given to vaccine research over the years.
They called upon governments and business to also contribute.
"We must make this the decade of vaccines," Bill Gates said in a statement.
"Vaccines are a miracle," said Melinda Gates. "With just a few doses, they can prevent deadly diseases for a lifetime."