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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings & Wife Patty Donate $30 Million to Vaccine Organization

Reed Hastings and Patty Quillin are helping out.

The Netflix CEO and his wife donated $30 million to the Gavi Alliance, a nonprofit immunization organization started by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Variety reported on Friday (April 17).

The company said it’s the first private-sector contribution toward its effort to raise at least $7.4 billion to immunize 300 million children over the next five years.

They are “helping to fund immunization programs in lower-income countries around the world” amid the pandemic, and “will help fast-track coronavirus vaccine development and — once it’s available — assist with manufacturing, procurement and delivery to areas that most need it.”

“Global immunization is vital to ending this terrible pandemic, and Gavi’s hard-fought gains in this area will help prevent more lost lives and livelihoods. We hope that our contribution will help those most in need, but also to inspire other businesses, entrepreneurs and organizations to join in this urgent effort,” Reed said in a statement.

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