Bill Gates: I Really Hope That the New Crown Epidemic has Passed Halfway, But Unfortunately it has not
US billionaire Bill Gate made it clear that he thinks this pandemic is a “nightmare” and an epoch-making event, and its influence will last for many years. “It will take some time to return to normal.” Gates said in an interview with the US NBC on Friday.
“I wish I could say that we have gone halfway, but unfortunately I don’t think so.” He added.
This is because the billionaire believes that the United States is still several months or even years away from mass production of the new corona vaccine. However, he is still hopeful that the vaccine will be available as soon as possible.
“Vaccines usually take 5 years to be marketed because they have to go through many steps.” Gates said in an interview on Friday. He pointed out that vaccine development usually starts with animal experiments and then shifts to large-scale human testing.
But Gates added that there is evidence that the new crown vaccine can be successfully developed within the 18 to 24 month period disclosed by the government. “The best scientists are working hard.” Gates said, “In fact, we have seen in the past few weeks that it is possible to achieve optimistic expectations.”
‘S expectations are also consistent with Gates’ article published on his GatesNotes blog on Thursday. Gates said in a blog post at the time that the vaccine schedule may be between 9 months and 2 years, but he believes it is more likely to be completed within 18 months. This means that eventually it can be widely launched in 2021.
So far, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested $ 250 million to help develop effective new crown vaccines around the world. In his blog, he called the vaccine “the only way to effectively restore the world to normal.”
Gates remains critical of the US government’s response to the epidemic. In March this year, he said that the United States “has not taken timely measures to control the epidemic.” He also said that the practice of US President Trump to stop paying dues to WHO is “extremely dangerous.”
Gates called on the US government to increase the effective detection of new coronavirus as other countries.
“Many countries have decided to arrange testing at the national level.” He said, “This has not happened in the United States, and it may not happen. But you know, the arrangement of testing is very confusing.”
Gates said on Thursday that he believes that the US government needs to increase testing efforts. These measures include the development of testing measures that can determine the results within a day, and provide testing for all medical personnel, while looking for a way for people to perform testing at home.
“When a country considers opening up, detection becomes an extremely important factor.” Gates wrote. He pointed out that most developed countries are able to consider reopening their daily lives within two months, which is to “recover half of the life”, but still maintain a social distance.
Bill Gates: I Really Hope That the New Crown Epidemic has Passed Halfway, - /10
US billionaire Bill Gate made it clear that he thinks this pandemic is a "nightmare" and an epoch-making event, and its influence will last for many years. "It will take some time to return to normal." Gates said in an interview with the US NBC on Friday.