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As the corona virus virus continues to spread, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it would contribute $ 10 million to the fight against the disease. Of that amount, $ 5 million will be used to help China, and the remaining $ 5 million will go to Africa – specifically, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – in preparation for outbreaks. Possible translation in the future.
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In a press release sent by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, they stated that the money would go to ” emergency funds and technical assistance to help frontline frontline personnel in China and Africa, promote their efforts to prevent 2019-nCoV from spreading globally . ”
When 5 million funds come to China, it will be distributed to organizations that have been working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, including the China National Health Commission, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. China, China National Science Foundation.
In Africa, large sums will be devoted to the detection and treatment of suspected cases of coronavirus infection, investment in early detection and isolation facilities when necessary. Up to now, no African country has recorded a case of 2019-nCoV virus, but there have been two isolated cases, one student moving from Beijing to West Africa during Tet holiday. , and a woman with flu symptoms is being isolated at a hospital in Kenya.
As of January 29, 2020, the number of infected people has reached 6,057 and there have been 132 deaths related to the Wuhan virus. The Chinese government officially closed the boundary of Wuhan, the interior and exterior of the country.
Bill Gates himself had once warned of a pandemic
In 2017, Bill Gates pointed out three things that could threaten the survival of mankind: climate change, nuclear war and deadly epidemics.
Although this pandemic pandemic flu strain has not reached pandemic proportions, it can be seen as evidence of the dizzying spread of an epidemic that suddenly appears.
“ When a new pandemic appears, it can be a disaster in human history. But it could be something else. An astonishing victory of human will , “wrote Bill Gates in 2017. Also according to Bill Gates, we are still” lacking a sense of urgency “in the face of biological danger.
” The world needs to prepare for a pandemic the same way we prepare for war, ” billionaire Gates said.
In the past, the Gates Foundation was the financial source for the Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness Initiative (CEPI), established after the Ebola pandemic broke out in Africa in 2014. Currently, CEPI is research and development of vaccine for Wuhan virus.
Just a few months ago, the Gates Foundation and the World Economic Forum collaborated to create a pandemic simulation model. Coincidentally, they also took the example of the corona virus. And scary, in that simulation, the virus killed 64 million people in 18 months.
So what is China doing to prevent the epidemic from spreading?
Let’s compare 2019-nCoV with the old SARS epidemic, because both are of the same corona strain. Preliminary data and studies show that 2019-nCoV spreads faster than SARS, but their mortality is not as high as that of SARS.
As soon as WHO announced the emergence of a new flu pandemic, China quickly shut down the seafood market in Wuhan – which is said to be the starting point of 2019-nCoV. The Chinese government also advises any citizen with flu or fever symptoms to immediately go to the hospital for a checkup. Every Chinese citizen is recommended to wear a mask when going out.
Chinese scientists have also sent the gene sequences of Wuhan flu viruses to scientific institutions around the world, in order to accelerate the process of identifying the origin of the disease and finding a cure. In China, many cities have closed their borders and many amusement parks have to stop operating during the Chinese New Year to avoid spreading the virus.
Many health facilities, companies and laboratories around the world have started working on new vaccines for the 2019-nCoV virus, but the process will take months, even years. . So at the present time, protecting yourself is still the most effective way to deal with the Wuhan virus.
Refer to Business Insider
Source : Genk