Billionaire Bill Gates says that if a vaccine against COVID-19 is found, he plans to donate $ 150 million in an effort to make it as accessible as possible.

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7;re trying to make sure we can end it not just in rich countries,” Gates told Bloomberg News on Tuesday. So far, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged more than $ 350 million for Covid-19 research.

“Innovations in diagnostics, therapies and vaccines will largely benefit us from this by the end of 2021,” Gates continued. “The real end comes when we have this immune herd between a natural infection and a vaccine.”

Gates also spoke to WIRED this week, explaining that most COVID-19 tests are “completely garage.” He says that because of the tests that don’t come back fast enough, many are wasted: “Most of all the tests in the United States are completely garbage, wasted. If you don’t care how late the date is and you restore the same level, of course I will take each client. Because they make ridiculous money and especially rich people get access to it. You have to make the refund system pay a little more for 24 hours, pay the normal fee for 48 hours, and pay nothing [if it isn’t done by then]”And they’ll fix it overnight.”