Bill Gates assured that Covid vaccines still have two key weaknesses

The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, referred to the Covid-19 pandemic that the world has been going through for more than two years, and made an analysis on the vaccines that made it possible to considerably reduce deaths and hospitalizations due to the virus.

From his knowledge as an activist within the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, dedicated to reversing the health crisis in the world, Gates answered a question asked by Dr. Devi Sridhar, a member of the publication Global Public Health, about what was the invention that had represented the greatest leap against the pandemic.

“The vaccines we currently have [contra el Covid-19] are very good at preventing severe cases of illness and deaths, but they are still missing two very important things“Gates began writing in the interview, which he had with Sridhar through his Twitter account.

“First of all, they still allow infection”, he argued with respect to what specialists call “breakthrough cases”, That is, people who were infected despite being inoculated with the full vaccination scheme. Additionally, Gates noted that scientific evidence indicates that current immunizers “They have a limited duration in their effectiveness”.

Hence, Gates argues that the true end of the pandemic will come when they arrive “Vaccines that prevent reinfection and are durable over time”. Dr. Sridhar agreed, who then asked her what she thinks is the biggest problem with global vaccine distribution.

Gates reflected on the uneven distribution of vaccines globally: “During 2021, the provision of vaccines was limited, and mostly reached high-income countries. At the moment we have much more quantity, and the problems are of logistics and demand ”. He also considered that the precariousness of countries that have not received vaccines is part of the problem: “Health systems in developing countries are a limiting factor”.

Dr. Sridhar recalled that there is “a lot of discussion about the responsibility of pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer and Moderna in access to vaccines”. The scientist then asked what was the role of these companies in the distribution of immunizers, something that Gates replied: “When there is sufficient production, companies should discriminate prices so that rich countries pay more than low-income ones. and media. In the event that production is limited, rich states should not be able to pay more than others to hoard vaccines, something in which the rulers are key ”.

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