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Bill and Melinda Gates announced plans Friday to invest $10 billion in the fight against a number of illnesses including AIDS and said the record donation could save nearly nine million lives.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, they said the 10-year program will focus on vaccines for AIDS, tuberculosis, rota virus and pneumonia. "We must make this the decade of vaccines," said Bill Gates.
Vaccines are a miracle," added Melinda Gates. "With just a few doses, they can prevent deadly diseases for a lifetime. We've made vaccines our priority at the Gates Foundation because we've seen firsthand their incredible impact on children's lives."
Originally posted by sunny_2008ny
Now we know that vaccines are big business. Are they investing for the good of mankind or they are investing for being more richer?
Maybe Bill Gates now that he is not running Microsoft (he has retired from management), maybe he thinks that this is good business and he wants now to make money from vaccines.
Originally posted by wiredamerican
One must question on "why" someone would want to invest 10 Billion in vaccines.
The best logical answer I have got is that people who are vaccinated, are far more likely to live after the immune system has fought the virus.
And living people buy more Microsoft products then dead people.
They also pay a lot more taxes and contribute to the money machine.
+1 totally agree with you on this one.
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Gates has throughout the years given vast amounts of money to charitys and such...incredible uncountable amounts of money. My take on it is simple
Bill Gates has and will continue to make more money than emperors...
He is a ruthless power businessman when working for a corporation, but as a individual, he is actually a nice guy whom wants to be remembered as a giving and great man of science and humanitarianism.
He has unlimited amounts of money...he has as much power as any one person has (without being a offical leader...arguably he has more power)...whats left except to make your family name golden for ages to come.
-edited for being tarded and typoing-
[edit on 30-1-2010 by SaturnFX]
Originally posted by Lophe
HOW DARE THAT WORTHLESS SCUM DO SOMETHING RESPECTABLE?!?! This makes me sick.