Melinda Gates Says Black Americans should get Covid vaccine first

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  1. Stringer Cochran

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      • Microsoft founder Bill Gates said the United States created a 'vacuum' with its refusal to work with other countries in the coronavirus response
      • He said it was more concerned with 'trying to cast blame' than working on a global response to the pandemic
      • The billionaire hoped 'rationality will reappear' and the U.S. would join with WHO
      • Bill and his wife Melinda have donated hundreds of millions of dollars to develop a coronavirus vaccine through their foundation
      • Melinda said black Americans should be among the first to receive it
      • The couple made the comments at a philanthropy summit hosted by Forbes
      Microsoft founder Bill Gates harshly criticized the United States' response to the coronavirus pandemic saying its refusal to work with other countries has caused a 'vacuum' in solving the global problem.


      Gates said that the U.S. had been more concerned with 'trying to cast blame' for the spread of the virus instead of collaborating with other countries in eradicating it, blasting the 'inward' approach the country has taken.


    • He added that he believed 'rationality will reappear from someone' and the U.S. will rejoin the efforts of the World Health Organization, which President Trump said he was withdrawing from earlier this year.

      Melinda Gates seconded his support of WHO's work, later adding that when a vaccine is available, black Americans should be among the first to receive it.


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      Bill and Melinda Gates spoke out about their concerns the U.S. needs to step up and work with other countries in fighting coronavirus at recent philanthropy summit hosted by Forbes
      The billionaire couple donates hundreds of millions of dollars to global health causes through The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

      They have donated more than $300million to the search for a coronavirus vaccine.

      'One of the reasons we are so involved in this is that you don't want the first vaccines to go to the highest-bidding countries,' Melinda explained.

      'There are 60 million healthcare workers [around the world]. They deserve to get the vaccine first, they're the ones dealing with this on the front lines, trying to keep us all safe. And then you have to start to tier from there, based on the countries and the populations.

      'Here in the United States, it's going to be black people who really should get it first and many indigenous people, as well as people with underlying symptoms, and then elderly people.'

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      The couple were speaking on June 19 at the ninth annual Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy that was held virtually for the first time because of the pandemic.

      'Usually the United States plays a role in global problem-solving, so rather than withdrawing from WHO, they'd be involved, collaborating with other countries, not just trying to cast blame. It's a tricky situation, where the U.S. sort of turned inward on this one,' Bill told the summit.

      'We're trying to stitch different country efforts together. The European leaders are trying to fill that vacuum.

      '[U.S. inaction] erodes the kind of relationship and admiration and self-confidence that people have had in us as a country,' Gates continued, as he added that he hoped the U.S. would eventually step up and act on a global scale in the same way that it had in fighting polio, smallpox and malaria.

      RELATED ARTICLES'I just say rationality will reappear from someone at some point and the U.S. will re-engage in its generosity and the world body that is charged with pandemic coordination.'


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      The couple have donated more than $300million to the search for a coronavirus vaccine
      The couple said that they had made the decision to throw their support behind WHO despite understanding that it is 'not even close to perfect'.

      'But it is what the world set up after World War II to deal with things like this pandemic,' Melinda said.

      'And so it is caught now between the tensions between the United State and China, those geopolitics, but we felt, as philanthropists, it was incredibly important to put our voices behind a partner we know to be true.'

      'At some point there needs to be a responsible plan for how the U.S. cooperates with other countries about health things,' Bill added.

      'WHO is involved in smallpox eradication and the U.S., our relationship with WHO is key there.

      'Polio, we are close, we're down to just a few countries and that's very much WHO - where both our money, U.S. money, other countries give to that.

      'You hope that in terms of protecting people's lives, there eventually is a serious discussion about how the world works together,' he continued.

      'Congress seems very interested in the U.S. not being so weak, that it's other countries that figure out these global problems.'

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      Since stepping down from his role as the top executive at Microsoft, Gates has devoted himself to philanthropy through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

      One of the organization's main functions is to eradicate disease in underdeveloped parts of the world.

      Gates' newfound expertise on infectious diseases has made him a frequent commentator on television during news coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Gates said that the pandemic has disrupted his foundation's earlier projects which included eradicating polio and vaccinating children in low-income countries.

      The foundation has so far committed $305million toward research for a coronavirus vaccine.

      Gates pledged that before the pandemic is over, 'we will end up spending a lot more.'


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    This piece of shyt is heading straight to hell. I can’t stand his bytch ass.
     
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    why is this fool running around talking like he's some doctor or epidemiologist? :mjlol:

    stick to windows 95 bill.
     
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    but but conspiracy theories
     
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    You are a damn fool if you are black and run out to get that vaccine
     
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    The fact that he's so emphatic about prioritizing it for Blacks should draw caution.
     
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    Thread title should have vaccine in it somewhere. I read at first and was like what. Although still yea no thanks
     
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    Nah, can't trust the Gatesses.....
     
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    I'm convinced Gates has been the biggest sleeper agent we have seen in some time!
     
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    People think they got money they experts on things instead doing what they suppose to be doing.
     
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    Yeah ill take that shyt

    Just hold your breath first billy
     
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    ADOS lets :hubie:
     
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    it was a Freudian slip on my part.
     
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    The best part is he ain't even invent that shyt. He bought the licenses to different programs and just put that shyt together into one thing. The actual developers didnt see any money from windows 95. These silicon valley cats been on some scumbag shyt.
     
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    This Black American will have to pass on this. I’ll bet on my immune system.
     

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