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May 27, 2022 07:15 PM
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Bill Gates and Former WHO Chief Call for Action Against Vaccine Fears

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and former WHO chief Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and former WHO chief Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun.

Bill Gates and former WHO Director-General Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, have called for global cooperation to combat disinformation about Covid-19 vaccines in an online dialogue hosted by Caixin.

The Covid-19 pandemic, now in its third year, has sickened at least 520 million and killed over 6 million people as of Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The heavy toll of the disease has prompted government efforts worldwide to get people vaccinated, as this has been found to prevent severe disease and death, but barriers to a broader rollout, including disinformation, have continued to fuel vaccine hesitancy.

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