Bill Gates says the US must work with other nations to develop and distribute vaccine
The Microsoft co-founder says rich countries should do more and addresses conspiracy theories about himself.
By Marianna Spring
Specialist disinformation reporter, BBC News
By Joe Tidy
US billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates warns the pandemic will be prolonged if drugs used to treat the disease and an eventual vaccine go to the highest bidder.
By Jane Wakefield
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has held a video call with US billionaires Bill and Melinda Gates this afternoon where they discussed the international response to coronavirus.
A Downing Street statement said they talked about the UK's contribution to helping countries around the world tackle the virus and the work of the Gates Foundation in this area.
“Both parties expressed their hope that a viable vaccine will be found as soon as possible," it added.
The conversation comes ahead of of the Global Vaccine Summit, which is being hosted by the UK on 4 June.
The Microsoft billionaire says we find ourselves in uncharted territory due to a lack of preparation for such a pandemic.
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Technology reporter, BBC News
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