Why is spending on coronavirus vaccine research such a good investment for the world?

The UK government has been, digitally, hosting a Global Vaccine Summit to raise money from other governments to invest in, among other things, work to help the world cope with the socially and economically debilitating coronavirus epidemic.

There was a keynote address by Boris Johnson and a pre-recorded video message from Donald Trump.

There was also an appeal from Bill Gates, whose foundation 20 years ago helped found the Gavi Alliance, a public-private health partnership whose mission is to drive up vaccine immunisation in the developing world.

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