Bill Gates: The Vaccine will Help the United States Return to Normal Life Next Summer
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said in an interview with Fox News on Sunday that the pandemic has been more than 6 months old. Even today, Americans still cannot get the new coronavirus (COVID-19) test results within 24 hours, which is very irritating.
Gates said that political and health leaders must publicly acknowledge that the current testing situation is inadequate and find ways to improve the efficiency of the system.
Gates told Sunday Fox News host Chris Wallace that the COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be approved in early 2021. In the best case, the epidemic will end in 2022 and the United States will be able to resume normal life in the summer of 2021.
UPI reported on Sunday that according to the COVID Tracking Project, the United States performed 1,061,411 new coronavirus tests between Friday and Saturday, setting a record for the highest number of tests in a single day in the world.
According to the updated guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on August 24, people who have been in close contact (within six feet) of a person diagnosed with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes but have not developed any symptoms do not necessarily need to be tested Unless you are a high-risk group or medical personnel, state or local public health officials recommend that you take the test.
The Gates Charitable Foundation pledged to donate US$650 million to fight disease. Gates said that once the vaccine is approved, most of the money will be used to ensure vaccine manufacturing for use in poor countries and developed countries such as the United States.
In an interview, Gates revealed that during the pandemic, the vaccination rate in developing countries fell by 14%, erasing the progress of the past 20 years, and the number of extremely poor people increased for the first time in many years. When talking about the work of the foundation, Gates said: “Our goal is to provide some seed research and development funds to provide support for the best vaccine research methods. Once the vaccine is confirmed to be effective, we must ensure that the vaccine will not be exclusive to rich countries.”
Gates believes that curbing the spread of the virus worldwide can prevent the virus from returning to the United States. He expects that the vaccine will be approved as soon as 2021. If this is the case, the United States will return to normal next summer. If actively helping other countries, the world will return to normal by the end of next year. Gates said: “In the most optimistic scenario, the pandemic will come to an end in 2022. If effective measures are taken globally, we will be able to reduce the number in 2021. Because of the emergence of good vaccine technology, the entry of funds, and the company Excellent talents have been deployed, so I am optimistic that the new Corona will not last.”Bill Gates,Vaccine
American infectious disease expert Fauci and other experts once said that preparing a variety of safe and effective vaccines is a major challenge in vaccine research. Gates expects that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will approve three of them. Or 4 vaccines. At that time, the U.S. government and vaccine manufacturers will manufacture and distribute them on a large scale, deciding who gets the vaccine first. The United States did not attach importance to poor countries, which disappointed Gates.
Gates said: “Once the vaccine proves effective, the next challenge is how to distribute it. The best way is of course to make enough vaccines so that there is no trade-off. If the vaccine is only distributed to the rich, many people will die. If distributed fairly, the number of deaths can be reduced by half.”