Bill Gates: The Creation Of New Drugs Can Make It Easier To Fight The Coronavirus Until 2021
Specialists by the end of this year can develop new effective drugs that help people infected with the coronavirus, this will make it easier to fight the spread of infection, according to the founder of Microsoft Corporation bill gates in an interview with CNN, which aired on Thursday.
The billionaire believes that until the beginning of 2021, specialists will improve methods for detecting infection with a new coronavirus. Gates noted that creating drugs that can help people who are already infected is "the most promising area, although it is not talked about as often as a vaccine."
"If there are several drugs that together reduce mortality and the development of serious diseases by more than 80%, perhaps more than 90%, then this will help to ease the terrible burden," the entrepreneur believes. "I think that by the end of the year, the drugs will significantly change the situation," gates said.
According to the billionaire, the use of the vaccine can help stop the mass spread of coronavirus in "rich countries" by the end of 2021. According to gates, "perhaps within nine months after that," the same result will be achieved "in the world as a whole."
Bill Gates and his wife Melinda head a charity that has already allocated about $300 million to fight coronavirus infection.