Asked by the Spanish newspaper El Pais, Microsoft founder Bill Gates risked a game of predictions and believes that by 2022 the massive development of vaccination should make it possible to block the coronavirus, which suggests, according to him, a return to normal life during this period.
“By the summer of 2021, things will be back to normal, and by 2022, in countries like Spain and the United States, we will be able to organize major events,” he said. he explained. “We will have largely overcome the most dramatic effects of the pandemic,” he adds.
Projections that are broadly in the same direction as those issued by the various observers of the health crisis that the world is going through. Asked on the same subject on France Inter, epidemiologist Didier Pittet predicted for example, on February 18, a gradual return to usual activities in the months to come, while providing for a final assessment of the pandemic from the summer 2022.
During his interview, Bill Gates, who received the Moderna vaccine, also took the opportunity to point out the persistent inequalities between poor countries and rich countries regarding vaccination. “Right now there is a big gap. The amount of vaccine that is in rich countries is very high, even compared to middle income countries like Brazil and South Africa, which have experienced a terrible epidemic, and which continue to vaccinate at a slow rate . ”.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has injected $ 1.75 billion to develop research against Covid-19.
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