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Melinda Gates says wealthier countries should stop 'hoarding' COVID-19 vaccines and predicts the US will begin donating its supply

Posted On: May 11, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Melinda Gates says wealthier countries should stop 'hoarding' COVID-19 vaccines and predicts the US will begin donating its supply

Summary List Placement Wealthier countries should stop "hoarding" COVID-19 vaccines, Melinda Gates said in a pre-recorded interview with Financial Times editor Roula Khalaf during the publication's Global Boardroom event .
According to Gates, countries should vaccinate their population "up to a point," and then send both money and extra supplies out to countries in need, especially as some low-income nations "can't even vaccinate their healthcare workers."
"You don't need to vaccinate all the way down, say, to your teen population... before you send out vaccine doses to Covax," Gates said. Covax is the World Health Organization's campaign that was created to increase "equitable access" to the COVID-19 vaccines.
Currently, almost 32% of the US is fully vaccinated, while a little over 44% have received at least one shot, according to data from the CDC. Almost 41% of the US population at or older than 18-years-old is fully vaccinated.
Now, figures like President Joe Biden are under pressure to donate vaccine...

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