The new coronavirus outbreak has affected all the world. The Microsoft founder Bill Gates has suddenly given his opinion on the virus.
Microsoft Founder Bill Gates called on the UN to address the immediate issues and prevent them from happening again. New coronavirus pneumonia epidemic (COVID-19) is strong evidence. Not only do we need to save our lives. But we also need to improve the way of responding against the outbreak.
Improving outbreak response capacity is a long-term challenge facing the world. The World Health Organization has repeatedly reminded in recent years that epidemic and pandemic disorders must be linked to the epidemic of 1918, but it is only a matter of time.
The risk of new coronavirus pneumonia depends on two important reasons. First, in addition to the elderly people, who already have health problems, New coronavirus pneumonia can cause death in healthy adults.
The current data shows that the death rate due to coronavirus in 2019 is 1%, which is between the 1957 epidemic (0.6% mortality rate) and the 1918 epidemic (2% mortality rate). It turns out it’s better than the seasonal flu is several times more severe.
Second, the prevalence of new coronavirus pneumonia is strong. On average, an infected person can infect two to three people, causing it to increase. There is strong evidence that it canbe transmitted through mild to asymptomatic patients.
New coronavirus pneumonia has caused ten times more confirmed cases of SARS in just one quarter.
This means that controlling the New coronavirus Pneumonia will be more difficult than the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and atypical pneumonia (SARS). Because MERS and SARS are transmitted only by patients whose symptoms already exist. And their shipments are very low. In fact, new coronavirus pneumonia has caused ten times more confirmed cases of SARS in just one quarter.
By the Preparation to fight against the outbreak of coronavirus in Africa and South Asia, we can not only save lives. But also slow the global spread of the virus. (Melinda and I recently pledged $ 100 million to support the global response to the new coronavirus pneumonia epidemic. A large portion of which willbe used to support low- and middle-income countries.)
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According to Bill Gates, we also need to accelerate the development of new coronavirus pneumonia treatments and vaccines. Scientists captured the genome sequence of the virus for preparing vaccine candidates within a few days. The Epidemic Prevention and Innovation Alliance (CEPI) is already preparing eight vaccine candidates for clinical trials.
If one or more developing vaccines is found to be safe and effective that prove in animal models. They may enter large-scale clinical trials in early June. Using compound libraries that have undergone safety tests and new screening technologies (including machine learning). Scientists can screen antiviral drugs for large-scale clinical trials within weeks, accelerating drug development.
Investing billions of dollars to combat pandemic diseases is not a trivial amount. But it is a necessary investment to solve this problem. And to consider the economic losses that the pandemic may have had just to look at the impact of the new crown pneumonia on the supply chain and stock markets. Leaving the impact on people’s lives it will be a worthwhile investment.
Finally, the government and industry need to reach an agreement: during a pandemic, vaccines and antivirals cannot simply be sold to the highest-priced buyers. Instead, people at the epidemic centre and those most in need must buy them at affordable prices Here. This is not only the right approach but also the right strategy to stop transmission and prevent the epidemic from spreading.