Answering the questions of the Polish-based Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper and TVN24 television, Gates said, “We must have completely normalized by the end of 2022,” and underlined that corona virus vaccines will help end the “incredible tragedy” caused by the pandemic.
Gates said in a statement in 2015 that the deaths of millions of people on earth could be caused by “a virus that can spread rapidly rather than a war.” According to the data available to date, 125 million people were infected with the corona virus globally due to Covid-19, and approximately 1.2 million people died.
Gates, who left the chairmanship of Microsoft Corp in 2014, has pledged at least $ 1.75 billion through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic on a global level. This resource includes support for some vaccine manufacturers, diagnoses and potential treatments.
Supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Vaccines and Immunization Association (GAVI), COVAX, prepared to provide access to vaccines for poor countries, aims to provide 2 billion vaccine doses for low-income countries by the end of 2021.