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Bill Gates is buying up Viagra in bulk. It's not what you think

Bill Gates is buying up Viagra in bulk. It's not what you think
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Thanks to the Internet and celebrity gossip TV, we know way too much about celebrities' personal lives these days. So when I heard that Bill Gates was buying Viagra, I put it in the column of "too much information" and went about my life.

It turns, however, that there's actually a serious story here. As you probably know, Bill Gates runs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that's committed to eradicating major diseases in Africa.

For a while now, the foundation has been focused on malaria, which in 2013 killed an estimated 584,000 people worldwide, many of them children in Africa. That number, as terrifying as it is, is actually good news, considering an estimated 198 million people were infected in 2013.

In fact, the death rate is down to 47% since 2000, which is amazing. However, that's not the same thing as 100%, which is the goal. Even more sobering is that well over half a million people still died from a mosquito-borne disease.

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