Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and investing icon Warren Buffett said Monday in an interview with CNBC that he’s spoken to fellow billionaire and Microsoft founder Bill Gates about the coronavirus and efforts to contain the spread and impact of the disease.
“Now what they hope to get is a universal flu vaccine, but that’s a long way off. It isn’t impossible. I mean I asked my own – my own science advisor is Bill Gates so I talk to him, I call him,” Buffett told “Squawk Box” host Becky Quick. “I talked to him in the last few days about it and he’s bullish on the long-term outlook for a universal prevention of it.”
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the world, is actively working to combat the impact of the coronavirus as part of its broader effort to promote global health, Buffett said from his conversation with Gates. The foundation is managed by three trustees: Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett.
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