LONDON: Among the hundreds of Coronavirus Vaccines being produced, one has caught the eye of Microsoft found, Bill Gates.
According to external media sources, Bill Gates has announced to pump billions of dollars into the production of a vaccine for the infectious disease. Gates announced he would donate 75 crore dollars to the production and research of a vaccine at Oxford University.
The announcement was made by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, as a deal with the British/Swedish pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneka. AstraZeneka along with Serum Institute India and Norway-Gates Institute are working on producing a vaccine to fight the virus.
Astrazeneka is working on a vaccine called, AZD1222, and plans to produce 2 million doses of the vaccine free of cost during the pandemic. Of the 2 million doses, the United States and Britain have reserved 30 crore and 10 crore respectively.
Bill Gates says he intends to donate to the 7 most impressive vaccines being produced of which the top 2 will be given maximum funding. Gates has made this choice despite knowing he will lose money, in order to speed up the process to fight the virus.