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Bill Gates call for huge global effort to prepare for future pandemics

Microsoft founder says research and development budgets should focus on weaknesses exposed by rapid spread of Covid

A global research effort worth tens of billions of dollars is needed to ensure the world is better prepared for the next pandemic, which could be far worse than Covid, Bill Gates has said.

The Microsoft founder said the “completely horrific” death toll and economic damage inflicted by coronavirus should drive funding into projects aimed at improving vaccines, treatments and diagnostic tests that will be needed to contain the next pandemic more effectively.

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