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The Search For A Universal Flu Vaccine Just Got A Big Cash Influx

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The Search For A Universal Flu Vaccine Just Got A Big Cash Influx
Bill Gates is donating $12 million toward research for a universal flu vaccine.
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Research into a universal flu vaccine just got a big boost thanks to Bill Gates.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is partnering with the CEO of Alphabet to establish a $12 million fund for research into a universal flu vaccine.

Gates made the announcement Friday at the Massachusetts Medical Society. He says the vaccine is needed to help combat possible future pandemics.

A universal vaccine might still be a few years off, but people are working on it and a new funding source can only help.