The death rate of the new Corona will decrease by the end of 2020, says Bill Gates

The development of vaccines and therapeutics for the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) is urgent, and some scientific studies are beginning to show promising results . From the situation so far, Microsoft founder Bill Gates predicts that 'the death rate from COVID-19 will drop significantly by the end of 2020.'

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In 2015, Gates warned, 'If there is a disaster that will kill more than 10 million people in the next few decades, it is more likely to be a 'infectious virus' than a war'. .. Since then, it cannot be said that the governments of each country have prepared enough for the pedestrian, but due to the epidemic of the new coronavirus, the development of therapeutic drugs and vaccines is urgently needed all over the world.

In an interview with the TV program ' Squawk Box ', Gates said that 'the benefits of treatment will be seen faster than the protective benefits' regarding future vaccine/therapeutic drug development of COVID-19, treating more than vaccine He said he expects the drug to be faster, and predicts that the combination of new tools will likely significantly reduce mortality by the end of the year.

In particular, Gates has high expectations for the drug 'lemdecibir' that is under development. Remdecibir has been shown to reduce the risk of death in patients with COVID-19 by as much as 62% compared to standard care alone.

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Regarding the therapeutic drug, Gates said, ' Monoclonal antibodies are the most promising type. Regeneron, Eli Lilly, and AstraZeneca are conducting strong research.' On the other hand, although the drug saves the lives of critically ill patients, 'it cannot return to a completely normal state', 'it takes a long time to completely stop the infection because no one goes to the hospital' So there are still concerns.”

Despite the fact that several drug companies have already started clinical trials of vaccines, Gates said of the vaccines, 'We talk to vaccine experts and companies every day. It is not a market idea. We need to work together on how to distribute vaccines domestically or globally,' he said, saying that there are still issues with not only development but also distribution methods. It was.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donated $100 million (about 10.5 billion yen) for research on vaccines and therapeutics in February 2020, and an additional $1.6 billion (about 168 billion yen) in June ) Is donated to the GAVI Alliance , an organization for vaccination of children. Gates emphasized that it is important for people to come together and understand the importance of protecting themselves and not only themselves with masks and vaccines.

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