Bill Gates says 'most of the new coronavirus tests in America are garbage'


Claudio Toledo

Bill Gates , known as the 'Founder of Microsoft', has emphasized the activities of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation , a charitable foundation founded with his wife Melinda, after leaving the CEO position at Microsoft. We are energetically supporting the development of vaccines, remedies, and test kits for the pandemic of new coronavirus infection (COVID-19). Such Gates severely pointed out the current problems when interviewing the IT news site WIRED .

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Gates has been referring to 'the potential for a global pandemic' for many years, in which he has called for improved pandemic preparedness.

A movie released in 2015 that Bill Gates talks about ``if the next epidemic outbreak comes''-GIGAZINE

The epidemic of the new coronavirus has made the global pandemic that Gates has appealed a reality. Until now, Gates has said that the world after 2015 has not done 'what to do' as a countermeasure against infectious diseases, but he said again with a new interview, 'I was disappointed in the US pandemic countermeasures'. I am.

According to Gates, the situation would have improved dramatically if a platform for diagnosis, treatment and vaccine development could be built around 2015 before the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, it was difficult to obtain approval for commercial trials and other clinical trials in the months immediately following the COVID-19 pandemic, and the importance of wearing masks in the subsequent months and understanding of the importance of wearing masks. He revealed that his lack of leadership in appealing to wear led to his disappointment.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 in the United States exceeded 5 million as of August 11, 2020, and the number of victims reached 160,000 . Gates told the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leader in the fight against infectious diseases in the United States , ``I thought it would be better because it is home to many of the world's smartest people in epidemiology. Commented. 'They're not confronted with infectious diseases. They should have been trained to prevent people from panicking, but taking things seriously.' 'The CDC does not leak information from the beginning.' I have called the CDC many times and they have repeatedly said, 'I need to talk to the White House.' I feel that even the simplest things you can do have drawbacks, which means you're not interested in them,' he said.

Gates pointed out that the White House's primary responsibility for these pandemics in the United States lies. The CDC has said it should not mitigate lockdowns and need leadership to model wearing masks, but said the White House has implemented policies that go against the CDC's recommendations.

In addition, Gates says it is 'outdated' about the new coronavirus test widely performed in the United States. Most current tests are 'push a cotton swab deep into your nose and refrigerate and transport the sample.' This test is painful for the patient, induces sneezing and sprays the inspector with a fly containing the new coronavirus, and is also laborious for refrigeration. On the other hand, based on the research results that Gates can take a sample with sufficient accuracy without pushing it deep into the nose and that it can be stored well without refrigeration, ' We put the money in the inspection that we put it in and send the collected sample in a plastic bag. ``Most of America's tests are completely rubbish and wasted,'' Gates said of the long time it takes for the results of the new coronavirus test conducted in the United States to arrive. I am.

Regarding the development status of the vaccine funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates said, 'Before the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines using messenger RNA such as mRNA-1273 developed by Moderna have great potential. However, due to problems with mass production, these vaccines are likely to be useful only in developed countries,'' he said, not suitable for global distribution, including in developing countries. Mentioned. 'I think vaccines that haven't gone through regulatory safety reviews will be distributed somewhere in the world,' Gates said, reiterating the US Food and Drug Administration's proof of efficacy and side effects. I commended you.

Gates says that the situation is 'optimistic'. Despite the economic loss of several trillion dollars (hundreds of trillion yen), the expansion of diagnosis, innovation in treatment method development and vaccine development is very wonderful. In developed countries, the new coronavirus problem will be over by the end of 2021, and in the whole world including developing countries, it will be over by the end of 2022.

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

Gates also answers issues such as Facebook and TikTok. “I like Mark (Zuckerberg) and I think he has very good values, but I don't agree on the trade-off issue,” said Facebook, which is implementing fake news. Facebook didn't remove links from fake news disseminating content and didn't exclude them from search, they claimed, 'Oh no, now,' but anyone can go see it. It was commented.

Facebook removes anti-mask group to prevent misinformation about new corona-GIGAZINE

Regarding the one case in which Microsoft is making the decision to buy TikTok, he said, 'I don't know what's going on, it's like a poison cup.'

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