Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, known for his investments in coronavirus vaccine studies. He stated that they aim to distribute as many vaccines as possible in 2021. Gates said: “We need to ensure that the vaccine is distributed evenly. How rich you are should not determine your ability to access the vaccine. This is where our foundation comes in. ”
Bill Gates made statements about the coronavirus outbreak and vaccine at the Singapore Fintech Festival. Gates stated that he expects 6 different coronavirus vaccines to receive the necessary approvals and be ready for distribution by the spring of 2021.
He said that he predicts that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will also be approved in the coming months, as well as the vaccines developed by Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax. Stating that they aim to distribute as many vaccines as possible in 2021, Gates said, “Thus, the pandemic will end even in developing countries in 2022.
We need to ensure that the vaccine is distributed evenly. How rich you are should not determine your ability to access the vaccine. This is where our foundation (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) comes into play. ”
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has already begun work with the Serum Institute based in India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, to distribute AstraZeneca’s vaccine to as many people as possible. Gates announced that they will sign a similar cooperation with Serum for the vaccine of Novavax. He stated that Johnson & Johnson is meeting with another manufacturer for the vaccine candidate.
Stating that he expects the world to return to pre-epidemic growth figures with the wide distribution of vaccines, Bill Gates said, “More than 1.7 billion people in the world do not have access to the official financial system.
While 94 percent of adults in high-income countries have a bank account, this rate drops to 35 percent in low-income countries.
We spend 70 percent of our foundation’s resources on health and related scientific studies. However, due to the link between poverty eradication and access to financial services, the foundation shifted its focus to providing the poor with access to these services through digital payment instruments.