Arguably no one has been more active in promoting and funding research on vaccines aimed at dealing with coronavirus than bill gates and the bill and melinda gates foundation. The foundation will provide up to 100 million to improve detection isolation and treatment efforts.
The pledge from the bill melinda gates foundation includes up to.
Corona virus bill gates foundation. Niranjan bose my chief scientific adviser. Bill gates charity vows to dedicate up to 100 million to combat the coronavirus outbreak that has claimed hundreds of lives. The bill and melinda gates foundation is dramatically increasing the amount it s spending to combat the coronavirus pledging up to 100 million to help contain the outbreak.
What the bill melinda gates foundation also has been involved in is funding development of new vaccines using bleeding edge crispr gene editing and other technologies. Bill and melinda gates foundation others predicted up to 65 million deaths via coronavirus in simulation ran 3 months ago. In 2015 the pirbright institute filed a patent for a live attenuated coronavirus to be used in the production of vaccines.
As the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the world the bill and melinda gates foundation announced on wednesday that it is contributing 100 million toward the fight to contain the. And accelerate the development of vaccines drugs and diagnostics. Gates foundation money is backing vaccine development on every front.
They were coincidentally chosen to create the vaccine behind this current outbreak. Back print bill melinda gates foundation dedicates additional funding to the novel coronavirus response. The bill and melinda gates foundation has committed substantial resources in recent years to helping the world prepare for such a scenario.
Now we also face an immediate crisis. In the past week covid 19 has started behaving a lot like the once in a century pathogen we ve been worried about. The gates foundation has committed up to 100 million to help with the covid 19 response around the world as well as 5 million to support our home state of washington.
I m joined remotely today by dr. Trevor mundel who leads the gates foundation s global health work and dr. The pirbright institute is funded by the bill and melinda gates foundation and recently received 5 5 million dollars to do what they do.
Protect at risk populations in africa and south asia. From sponsoring a simulation of a coronavirus global pandemic just weeks before the wuhan outbreak was announced to funding numerous corporate efforts to come up with.