Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, a leading computer company, has warned that the upcoming New year 2021 will also be spent in the shadow of Corona. We can imagine the situation to be normal in 2022. It is a matter of great pleasure that we got the corona vaccine within 12 months.
In an interview to a media institute, Bill Gates hoped that in the first quarter of next year, we would actually get several vaccines. The mRNA, which our foundation and a branch of the US government has been funding for 10 years, first presented the results to everyone.
Bill Gates further stated that the thermostability, cost, and scalability of the mRNA vaccine are not as good as those for AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax. Five to ten years from today, we will get the matured mRNA platform and it will get rid of those problems.
Bill said that when you are battling an epidemic, it is common to face such challenges. The general market system will take scarce resources and make it available to rich countries and only those rich people of those countries will have those resources.
Bill Gates said that if vaccine-making companies are set up in a country like India, then there will be less fraud in the race to get the vaccine. So I am happy that the Serum Institute is preparing to make the AstraZeneca vaccine with the help of some of the Gates Foundation and some themselves. Let us tell you that the Gates Foundation has helped the Serum Institute for $ 150 million through Gavi.
According to the Microsoft chief, in 2021, the situation will become normal in rich countries only during the summer holidays. This is because the coverage of the vaccine will be high here. Bill Gates said that I believe that there will be a presence of virus in the world, so we have to be careful about big public events. We have to wear masks for some time now.
He said that countries like Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore have done very well. However Bill Gates believes that in the first quarter of 2022, we will all be ready to live in normal conditions.