“I hope the acute phase of the epidemic will end sometime in 2022.. With these words, bill Gates He expressed his optimistic outlook for the coming year regarding the corona virus. The creator of Microsoft wrote this prediction on his personal blog, in which he took what he had left for the year ending this year. Govit-19. In this sense, he listed the positive points of 2021 in the fight against the epidemic, and pointed out that they are issues that still make him anxious or deceive him.
“In my previous year-end post, I thought I could look back 2021 is an improvement over 2020. While I believe this is somehow true, millions of people have been vaccinated against Govt-19. The world is a little closer to normal The progress has not been as dramatic as I expected, “he wrote Gates In his Gates Notes blog, he wrote an article entitled Why do I believe the Govt-19 epidemic is coming to an end.
Later, the Chancellor and the philanthropist made it clear that despite the improvements Millions of people who have lost a loved one, Of course 2021 is no better than 2020. The negative list also states, “Due to delta variation and challenges in vaccine acceptance The end of the epidemic was not as close as we expected”.
“I did not expect such a contagious variation to appear, and I underestimated how difficult it is to convince people to get vaccinated and wear the mask regularly,” he wrote. Gates, Always in the category of non-positive points The struggle against Govt.
But, despite all that was described, he ended the first part of his speech with a confident look. “But in spite of that, Hope the results come for sure. Making another prediction may be nonsense, but I hope the acute phase of the epidemic will end sometime in 2022He insisted.
Then founder Microsoft He began to explain the reason for his optimistic vision by improving what are the auspicious and promising measures taken in 2021. The fight against the epidemic that was making the world suspenseful two years ago.
Ready to deal with variations
In the first place, and before appearance Omigron variant It “worried” him. Gates made his first positive decision. “The world is better prepared to deal with bad variations More than any other time so far in epidemics. We discovered this variation before the discovery of the delta, because South Africa invested heavily in its genetic sequencing potential and If necessary, we are in a better position to develop renewable vaccines“, Wrote.
“At one point I believe, Govt-19 becomes a local disease In most parts of the planet, “said Chancellor, adding that thanks to advances in vaccines and antivirals The level of personal risk that the disease carries with it is “adequate So it is not necessary to take it into account in making decisions. “
Author of the article on Gates tips He promised to imagine the use of a combined vaccine against Govt and fever every fall Thus, people will no longer be in a position to impose a condition when deciding on DWork in the office or go to the kids to watch a football game or go to the cinema to see a movie.
Improvement of vaccines
Another thing that one of the richest people on the planet considers to be building hope this year. Improvement of vaccines, In his view, “significant progress” has been made. “It’s true we had one and many! Vaccines in the first year of the epidemic were a miracle,” he noted. Vaccine development depends on luck, and we avoid challenges by trying different approaches.”.
And then at the more scientific level, Gates He pointed out the most important achievement for the health of the planet from the development of vaccines Govt19. “Finally I think MRNA vaccines are considered to be the most important advances in infection. Proving that MRNA acts as a vaccine base is a big change not only for this infection, but for the next, ”he added.
“Now mRNA is well established, Safe and effective vaccines can be developed very quickly in the future”, Sentence to the Chancellor.
Illustrated by MRNA vaccines (M, “Messenger”) American Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “They teach our cells to produce a protein or part of it that stimulates the immune system in our body,” which produces antibodies that “protect us from infection if the real virus enters our body.”
Next, Gates He also mentioned the progress of “Non-drug interventions”, Such as synopsis, travel restrictions or isolation. “Next time, the world will be ready to implement cheaper and easier tools. Governments have a better understanding of when and how to implement broader strategies, such as masks, which are much faster and more isolated, ”Gates explained.
After highlighting how many people became Anonymous heroes with their actions in the face of infection, The founder of Microsoft noted the advances in medicine to overcome this Govit-19. Promises in this area seemed to be disappointing at first but then they did not materialize – he noted. remdesivir, dexamethasone and monoclonal antibodies-, Gates He regained hope, pointing out that there were two new antivirals.
“One of them, the drug, is called Molnupravir, In detail (Team) by MerckGot the stamp of approval from US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) For those at high risk last week. This significantly reduces the chances of being hospitalized or dying from Govit-19 disease (although not as much as we initially expected), which is relatively An Oral Medicine that is cheap to make and easy to distribute “, He insisted.
After he told the trust he headed with his wife, Bill Y. Melinda Gates Foundation, Aided in the development of this drug, noted: “Merck allows generic manufacturers to create this simple formula, Which will make the drug accessible to many more.
“Recently, we got engaged $ 120 million to ensure drug availability in low-income countries It will save many lives. I wish it had come sooner, ”Gates wrote, noting that he did not mention the second antivirus that sparked his confidence.
Gates’ worries and disappointments
“The area I see as the biggest disappointment Inequality in vaccine allocation The Chancellor wrote. The world has done a great job of producing and distributing billions of vaccines, but It is unacceptable that in low-income countries only those at high risk have received them”.
“Simply Before we all reach the elderly, it makes no sense to vaccinate so many people at low risk Or they have a basic medical condition, ”lamented the American philanthropist.
Then, Gates He noted that the world needs to change the way vaccine levels are allocated Many countries need to help “develop, manufacture and approve vaccines themselves.”.
Finally, the founder Microsoft He revealed what was another issue that worried him in the year he was finishing Misinformation. “It simply came to our notice then Misinformation (Including conspiracy theories that unfortunately involved me) Has a significant impact on people’s desire to be vaccinated. “, The millionaire revealed, has become the center of many, as he cares for himself Fake news Plot in United States And in other parts of the world.
“This is part of a broader trend towards distrust of companies.This is one of the issues that worries me the most about 2022. “