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Davos 2019 Day One: CEOs talk tech’s impact on humanity, economy



Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and co-founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke of the importance of vaccine accessibility in low-income countries for children under the age of 10 at Davos on Tuesday.

He was alongside other panelists for the “Financial Innovation for Global Health” roundtable like Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the co-chair of Gavi, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and the director of the World Health Organization.

Gates talked about precision medicine’s inability to work on a large scale, and how prescription drug prices can be managed with taxes.

“People are more likely to perceive the bad news and don’t see so much what has already improved,” he said.

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