Bill Gates admitted that it would not be smooth to get vaccines to 7 billion people in the world, but more focus, work, and attention need to be made to achieve it. He emphasized in the US comedy/news programme The Daily Show that “Seven billion people, that’s a tall order, but it is where we need to get to.”
The Microsoft billionaire is aiming at reaching the world with potential coronavirus vaccine because the world population estimated to be over seven billion. The billionaire has a Foundation that already has sponsored vaccines for Polio and Tuberculosis. On the Bill Gates Foundation’s site, it stipulates; “Our Global Health Division aims to reduce inequities in health by developing new tools and strategies to reduce the burden of infectious disease and the leading causes of child mortality in developing countries.”
Bill Gates Foundation is at the moment sponsoring the construction factories for seven coronavirus vaccine candidates. The funding of this project may involve spending billions of dollars but worthwhile and this will help to save the world economy.
Gates said “It’ll be a few billion dollars we’ll waste on manufacturing for the constructs that don’t get picked because something else is better.
But a few billion in this situation we’re in, where there are trillions of dollars – a thousand times more – trillions of dollars being lost economically, it is worth it.”
“Even though we’ll end up picking at most two of them, we’re going to fund factories for all seven, just so that we don’t waste time in serially saying, ‘OK, which vaccine works?’ and then building the factory,” he said.
Gates told host of the show Trevor Noah, that “Because our foundation has such deep expertise in infectious diseases, we’ve thought about the epidemic, we did fund some things to be more prepared, like a vaccine effort.”
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) April 3, 2020
Video Source: CNBC
Bill Gates and wife have donated $100 million to help fight COVID-19 epidemic.