The billionaire said ‘next time’ scientists must work better to create vaccines
Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and co-founder, stated that the Covid-19 Omicron version had outperformed world vaccination drives in spreading immunity. He urged health officials across the globe to be more responsive to any future pandemic.
Asked about the world’s progress in “beating Covid-19”Friday’s 2022 Munich Security Conference panel featured the tech magnate and Philanthropist who praised the coronavirus as a natural way to immunize people in certain areas.
“Sadly, the virus itself – particularly the variant called Omicron – is a type of vaccine. That is, it creates both B-cell and T-cell immunity, and it’s done a better job of getting out to the world population than we have with vaccines,”He said.
Due to a large amount of “infection exposure”In certain areas, Covid-19 may pose a serious health risk. “dramatically reduced,”Gates said that serious symptoms can also be observed “mainly associated with being elderly and having obesity or diabetes.”
“Sadly, the virus itself – particularly the variant Omicron – is a type of vaccine. It creates T and B cell immunity. And it’s done a better job of getting out to the world population than we have with vaccines.” – Bill GatesSadly?pic.twitter.com/BJR0WECwDr
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Gates expressed confidence that he could predict a new major crisis in health, telling the panel “We’ll have another pandemic,”Although, “It will be a different pathogen next time.”
He said that researchers and health officials must work faster to create vaccines and treatment options in order to tackle next epidemic. “we didn’t do a great job on therapeutics”Through the Covid pandemic.
“Only two years in do we have a good therapeutic. Vaccines – it took us two years to be at oversupply,”He said. “Next time, instead of two years, we should make it more like six months.”
Gates expressed his hopes that a redesigned Xerox will be possible. “new generation of vaccines”It is possible to eradicate entire respiratory virus families, such as influenza and coronaviruses. “in the next decade”If you have enough “R&D dollars”dedicate their lives to the cause.
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