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To Tackle COVID-19 TikTok, Gates Pledge $20 Million to Help Africa

Written by Himanshu Gupta

GAVI utter the funds would be used to distribute and deploy any new vaccines against COVID-19 once they are developed, trialed, and licensed.

The social media platform TikTok and the philanthropic Gates Foundation donated $10 million (approximately Rs. 75 crores) each. On Wednesday to the vaccine alliance GAVI to assist fund efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. GAVI utter the funds would be used to distribute and deploy any new vaccines against COVID-19 once they develop, trialed, and licensed.


It would also assist prevent “a potentially catastrophic impact on immunization programs across the developing world,” GAVI Chief Executive Seth Berkley utter in a statement.

GAVI is a public-private partnership back by the World Health Organisation,  the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,  the World Bank, UNICEF, and others, which arranges bulk buys to decrease vaccine costs for poor countries.

Speaking to Reuters last week, Berkley utters he encourages by the sheer number of potential COVID-19 vaccines in the early stages of development around the world, which he uttered would slim down to a smaller number as some progressed and some failed. It is well over 100 and Now there are 76 vaccines on WHO website mentioned, of which six are previously in clinical trials, yet literally the number is substantially higher. ” From around the world.  that is really good since what is bubbling up is science”. Presently the challenge is going to be now, once all of the science bubbles up, is to have few standardized criteria that one can narrow it down to a smaller number.

Choices based on science is going to be necessary and not politics. To fight COVID-19 this month it planned to disburse $29 million (approximately Rs. 219 crores) to hold up health systems in 13 lesser-income countries.

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