In an interview with Wired Magazine, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and one of the wealthiest individuals on the planet had something to say regarding the coronavirus and hopes for a vaccine.
“The innovation pipeline on scaling up diagnostics, on new therapeutics, on vaccines is actually quite impressive,”
“And that makes me feel like, for the rich world, we should largely be able to end this thing by the end of 2021, and for the world at large by the end of 2022.”
In the interview, Gates did not shy away from lambasting the US government under President Donald J Trump for how it handed the virus.
Though his claims on how the US government is handling the situation is controversial and open to debate, Bill Gates has had his fair share of criticisms and many conspiracy theories about linking the billionaire to vaccines are rampant on Social Media.
Gates also added,
“It’s because of innovation that you don’t have to contemplate an even sadder statement, which is this thing will be raging for five years until natural immunity is our only hope,”
“This disease, from both the animal data and the phase 1 data, seems to be very vaccine-preventable.”
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