- Tram Ho
When the Covid-19 pandemic broke out globally, the name Bill Gates appeared more on the media and social networks than before. Focusing on charitable activities to fight epidemics, the Microsoft co-founder believes that the anti-Covid-19 vaccine could be released in a year. However, this process can also take up to 2 years if things go wrong.
The richest man in the world says the vaccine production may not yet take place in September as some expect. “Dr. Fauci and I have agreed that it takes 18 months to get the vaccine, an expectation not too high,” the billionaire said, referring to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, member of the White House anti-corona task force.
The United States currently leads the world in the number of Covid-19 tests. Last weekend, US President Donald Trump announced that the United States has conducted more than 5 million tests to date. However, Bill Gates said that just looking at the numbers will miss the real picture.
“Focusing on the number of tests doesn’t make sense because we’re wrong in the first place. Testing people without a test and if you don’t get a test result within 24 hours, its value will decrease. significant, “emphasized Bill Gates.
Before what was happening, Bill Gates thought that the best scenario he could think of was opening the US economy in stages. Allow high-value activities such as schooling, manufacturing and construction to resume with the condition of wearing a mask as well as maintaining social spacing.
“If we can open different levels of education early in the fall, it will be very good. America, maybe even reopen universities if Americans are creative enough in this,” Bill Gates said.
However, reopening the economy in an inappropriate way will cause the virus to spread exponentially. The epidemic would then spread to the United States as the Covid-19 spread from China to worldwide.
In a recent interview, Bill Gates said his wife’s Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is focusing all their attention on Covid-19. Managing more than $ 40 billion, the foundation is making a significant contribution to the global anti-epidemic effort, including $ 250 million contributed to the epidemic prevention effort.
Bill Gates is also the one who defended the World Health Organization (WHO) against US President Donald Trump’s allegations of inappropriate response at the time of the outbreak in China.
“Clearly, WHO is very important and needs more support to show its role in the fight against the pandemic,” Gates said.
Source : Genk