As much as we all love, love, LOVE to hate Bill Gates, damning his name during the ritual of reinstalling various Windows versions and all our stuff, the Redmond Baron has done something damn cool.
He's made a $10 billion-with-a-b vaccine pledge via the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The plan is to come up with new vaccine research and make them available to the poorest countries.
The Foundation's been putting more than $4.5 billion into vaccine research each year.
It'd be nice if some of that money could go into aggressively combating the anti-vax loons of the world, but I won't bitch as long as lives are being saved and virii are dying.