Multiple COVID-19 vaccine doses may be necessary, Bill Gates says

With 142,677 deaths in total, the U.S. If necessary, the multiple doses could require more than 7 billion vaccinations to be administered worldwide. cases have not subsided. “Serious mistakes were made,” he said. “The FDA is the gold standard of regulators, and their current guidance on this — if they stick with that — is very very appropriate.”

Bill Gates on the handling of the coronavirus… So it’s unbelievably big numbers,” he said.Gates, who has been warning about the threat of a global pandemic since 2015, admitted that “there will be a lot of uncertainty” about the efficacy of any vaccine, but stressed that it’s a solution “that will improve over time.”The Moderna vaccine, which requires two doses a month apart, will start a crucial step around July 27: A 30,000-person study to prove if the shots really are strong enough to protect against the coronavirus. on Wednesday reported more than 1,000 coronavirus deaths for the first time since May. Multiple vaccine doses could be necessary to protect from coronavirus, Bill Gates says

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When asked if the eventual vaccine will be safe, Gates said the FDA — as it stands — will be able to prevent an unsafe vaccine from going on the market.”The FDA, not being pressured, will look hard at that,” Gates said of potential side effects. “That was the hope at the very beginning.”The billionaire philanthropist, who has donated $300 million towards the global effort to combat COVID-19 through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, told “CBS Evening News” anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell that deploying a coronavirus vaccine will require a global effort. He also pointed to low mask compliance, a muzzling of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a general lack of leadership as reasons why U.S. 28:30

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Wednesday that people could need multiple doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine to immunize themselves from the coronavirus. is one of the worst.”

“We opened up with cases increasing,” Gates said. has the lowest mortality rate in the world. Gates said that the president’s statement is not factually correct. has had the most deaths of any country by far, according to data gathered by Johns Hopkins University. “By almost every measure, the U.S. “None of the vaccines at this point appear like they’ll work with a single dose,” Gates said. “Not at all, not even close,” Gates said. Coronavirus: The Race To Respond

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“If what you’re trying to do is block all the transmission, then you need to get 70-80% coverage on a global basis. 03:22

The U.S. President Trump, however, said this week that the U.S.