October 31, 2005

Its time to admit that Bill Gates is an okay guy

From Yahoo! News

LONDON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. founder
Bill Gates has pledged $258.3 million for research and development to combat malaria, including new cash to test the world's first vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease.


The largest of the grants, $107.6 million, will go to a vaccine initiative working with GlaxoSmithKline Plc on late-stage clinical trials of its experimental vaccine, Mosquirix.

The vaccine has already produced promising results in clinical trials but will not be available until after 2010.

Another $100 million will be plowed into work to accelerate the development of several promising new drugs, while $50.7 million will pay for research to fast-track development of improved insecticides and other mosquito control methods.

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See, here's a guy who knows how to be rich. He's been pied in the face just for being so damn rich, but we see now that he is a chartitable person. Sure it could just be a publicity stunt, and he does have the means to give even more, but at least he's giving to a worthy cause.

I just think Bill Gates should be left out of the left wing rants about fat cat CEOs.

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