Are you guys ready to line up and take your vaccines?
Last week Bill Gates’ wife, Melinda, said during a virtual Forbes philanthropy summit with her husband that “black people” and “indigenous people” should receive the coronavirus vaccine first, if they are in the healthcare field.
“One of the reasons we are so involved in this is that you don’t want the first vaccines to go to the highest-bidding countries,” Melinda Gates said. “There are 60 million healthcare workers. They deserve to get the vaccine first, they’re the ones dealing with this on the front lines, trying to keep us all safe.”
“Then you have to start to tier from there, based on the countries and the populations,” Melinda Gates continued. “Here in the United States, it’s going to be black people who really should get it first and many indigenous people, as well as people with underlying symptoms, and then elderly people.”
Bill Gates said there are three promising vaccines for the COVID 19 vaccine. The companies they are working with are Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson.
He also accused the U.S. of turning “inward” instead of embracing collaboration with other countries to find solutions to the pandemic.
“Usually the United States plays a role in global problem-solving, so rather than withdrawing from WHO, they’d be involved, collaborating with other countries, not just trying to cast blame,” Gates said.