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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 18, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Melinda Gates at the "No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project" in New York in March 2015.
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Melinda Gates told Financial Times editor Roula Khalaf that wealthier countries should stop "hoarding" COVID-19 vaccines.
She predicts the US may begin donating its supply.
Her interview during Financial Time's Global Boardroom event was pre-recorded before her divorce from Bill Gates was announced.
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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...

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