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Early COVID-19 vaccines may not be perfect, says Bill Gates

October 27, 2020

The businessman admitted that the first vaccines against the pandemic virus may not be the best.

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  • It can be difficult to vaccinate everyone after a lot of misinformation and conspiracy theories against the vaccine over the past few months.
  • According to Gates, we will hopefully have two or three of the six vaccines that are currently in the third phase of clinical trials.
Early COVID-19 vaccines may not be perfect, says Bill Gates
Early COVID-19 vaccines may not be perfect, says Bill Gates

Bill Gates, Founder of Microsofthe told the editor-in-chief of Yahoo! FinancesAndy Serwer that the effectiveness of the first vaccines against COVID-19 may not be perfect. The businessman also said there is still a long way to go to “return to normal”.

“Even if the first six, two, or three (vaccines) are approved, their effectiveness in preventing you from getting sick and not transmitting it may not be perfect,” said the billionaire.

According to Gates, hopefully two or three of the six vaccines currently in the third phase of clinical trials will be approved, and he predicts Pfizer will be one of the first as he trusts this company’s experience in vaccine development You did a good research.

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The employer hopes so AstraZeneca, J.Johnson Johnson, Novavax, Modern Y. Sanofi They can launch their vaccines early in 2021. He also suggested that while vaccinations improve the current situation, “we still will not return to normal”.

The founder of Microsoft explains that more than 70% of the world’s population must be vaccinated. However, as long as the virus exists somewhere on the planet, there is a possibility of re-infection.

However, after the wave of misinformation and conspiracy theories against the vaccine that has surfaced in recent months, it can be difficult to vaccinate everyone, added the billionaire, whose foundation donated thousands of dollars to make the vaccine.