Bill Gates: Until the coronavirus vaccine, the world is not “really normal”

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Life in the United States will not return to “normal” until a coronavirus vaccine is “distributed worldwide,” billionaire Bill Gates told Fox News Sunday.

“We will end up getting a vaccine. Even before that, if we do the right things, we will be able to open up a significant part of the economy, “said Gates.

The United States will have to pay “a huge economic price” to contain the coronavirus pandemic and is not testing the right people “to understand what’s going on.”

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“I think if the tests are corrected, involving the 50 states, we will be below [death projections] Said Gates. Of course, we will pay a huge economic price to achieve this. ”

Doors in 2018. (Photo by Thierry Monasse / Getty Images)

Gates said the number of people tested is not as important as testing essential workers and getting results in less than 24 hours.

He predicted that if enough Americans quarantine themselves, virus cases could start to increase by the end of April. The United States may consider “some degree of openness” after the numbers begin to drop with the nationwide tests.

Gates, known for his philanthropic efforts, contributed a significant amount of cash to the COVID-19 relief.

His charity, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is closely linked to the fight against infectious diseases after helping to found the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovation (CEPI) in 2016.

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Last week, Gates detailed a three-step plan in a Washington Post editorial for the United States to fight the new coronavirus epidemic.

Gates, who foresaw the type of devastation that a pandemic could cause if world leaders did not prepare five years ago, used his platform to raise awareness of the coronavirus and donated $ 100 million to the efforts of help through his charity.

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