No matter whether the vaccine works or not, Gates will build a factory for all to get the vaccine a few months earlier
Bill Gates said he would try to put money into building a factory for seven potential COVID-19 vaccines, a job that could cost billions of dollars when only the last two were chosen to produce the vaccine successfully
Gates explained that it was because he didn’t want to spend time figuring out which vaccines really worked before going to build a factory to produce them. Building all seven plants right now will save months, and a few billion dollars will soon save trillions of dollars vanish in the economy.
In a preview clip of The Daily Show tomorrow, the billionaire Microsoft told host Trevor Noah that his charity, the Gates Foundation, could raise money faster than the US government, in an effort to fight with the outbreak of COVID-19.
“Because our fund has a strong knowledge of infectious diseases, we have also thought about the epidemic before, we have funded several preparatory programs [for outbreaks]. For example, an vaccine production effort, our early cash flow can accelerate everything, “Gates said.
Besides, he said that he has selected the top 7 vaccine candidates that can solve the COVID-19 pandemic, and build a factory for them.
“Although we have only selected two vaccines in the end, we will fund the factory for all seven candidates. This will not make us waste time saying” Ok, the vaccine is working, and then build factories for them”, Gates said.
The billionaire also said that the construction of the factory should be started as soon as the vaccines are still testing. Because that’s what we need to do if we want the fastest vaccines. We can’t wait for a company to successfully test a vaccine to build a factory for them.
Also in the Washington Post, published earlier this week, Gates said that some of the top vaccine candidates today require unique devices to make.
“We accept wasting billions of dollars building a factory for unselected vaccines because another vaccine outperforms the rest. But it only takes a few billion dollars in the current situation.” Today we will be worth it when there are trillions of dollars […] evaporating in the economy, “Gates said.
“We [The Gates Foundation] can mobilize and operate that resource, and shorten the time to months because every month is now valuable,” he added. So Bill Gates try to help to get the vaccine earlier as soon as possible.
Earlier, Bill and his wife Melinda Gates pledged $ 100 million to fight with coronavirus and the Gates Foundation sponsored the home COVID-19 test kits for people in Washington state.
In the Washington Post, Gates also called on the US government to implement stricter social isolation measures in every state, estimating that the US would need an additional 10 weeks of closure on a national scale to resolve the crisis with COVID-19.