The co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, considered “scandalous” that Americans cannot obtain the results of COVID-19 tests twenty-four hours after taking them, in an interview with the television network Fox News.
“Even today, people do not get results in 24 hours. It is scandalous that we are still like this,” he stressed. In his opinion, the US should acknowledge that it has not done a good job in fighting against pandemic.
“I think we need to acknowledge the fact that we have not done a good job. Part of the reluctance to solve is the sistema de tests, I think now that nobody wants to admit that it is still scandalous, “he said.
“USA It has more devices, more capacity than any other country, in length -he stressed-. And in part, the reimbursement system is creating a perverse incentive. “
Gates, co-chair of the foundation that bears his name and that of his wife, Melinda, has been heavily involved in the race to get a vaccine against COVID-19. In fact, her foundation supports the German company CureVac that is working on one of the vaccines.
The philanthropist said that he expects the vaccine for COVID-19 to be approved in early 2021: “then by next summer the US will start back to normal and towards the end of the year our activities will be normal, if we also help other countries “.