December 14, CNN, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said Sunday that the transition process of the U.S. president complicated efforts to distribute vaccines, but he has talked to President-elect Biden to ensure that the United States will not “ffuse” again. .”
“The transition period is complicated, but the new administration is willing to rely on actual experts rather than attack them,” Gates said in an interview with CNN.
He noted that given the federal health agencies and various technologies, the United States “should have been the best” in responding to the pandemic, but “we have not been at the forefront as many countries have done”.
Gates said that the development of a coronavirus vaccine is a global effort, and the United States needs to ensure that other countries have access to the vaccine.
He pointed out that vaccine distribution should be based on medical needs, not wealth, and that “after all, the pandemic has exacerbated inequities in terrible ways”.
The Gates Foundation announced on Thursday local time that it plans to provide an additional $250 million to support research, development and equitable provision of tools to fight the pandemic, including testing, treatment methods and vaccines.
According to the report, the move brought the total amount of funds pledged by the Gates Foundation to fight the pandemic to $1.75 billion.