The Wall Street Journal describes the Gates charible operation:
The Seattle-based foundation focuses most of its donations on global health, agriculture development and education. Since 1994, the foundation has committed to $21.3 billion in grants. As of Sept. 30, 2009, its endowment totaled $34.17 billion. He talked about the way he and Melinda work as partners at the foundation, each focusing on problems that interest them and then sharing what they've learned and making decisions together on what the foundation should do.Fine. But then Bill throws his hands up in the air and, regarding malaria, says:
"Vaccine development is progressing, but the cost to provide those vaccines to the poor is still a problem. It's going to be difficult to meet a six-year goal to get the retrovirus vaccine to more than half the kids who need it. Bed nets are helping decrease malaria deaths over Africa. Despite having one vaccine in a Phase III trial, an effective malaria vaccine is still 8 to 15 years away."Combine vaccines with spraying to eliminate the vector. Burn the bed nets. You know we are right and if you do not have the backbone to stand up to politically correct but completely wrong 'bed net promoters,' please, just leave it alone. Just know that you have turned your backs on millions of children who could be easily saved from malaria deaths. Map shows malaria hot spots in red and yellow.