Bill Gates says healthcare workers may get a coronavirus shot within 18 months as scientists race to develop a vaccine
- Bill Gates predicted on Reddit that healthcare professionals and other critical workers could start getting a coronavirus vaccine within 18 months.
- That’s about in line with predictions from top US health officials about when a vaccine may be available.
- Gates’ comments come just two days after a possible vaccine for the novel coronavirus began human trials.
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Bill Gates said we could have an approved vaccine for the novel coronavirus within the next 18 months “if everything goes well.”
A number of different organizations are working to make the world’s first vaccine for the coronavirus, Gates wrote during a Reddit question-and-answer session. Once produced, the vaccine would go to healthcare professionals and other critical workers first before reaching the general population, he continued.
“The first vaccines we get will go to health care workers and critical workers,” he wrote. “This could happen before 18 months if everything goes well.”
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the backers of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, a group providing funding to scientists working on a novel coronavirus vaccine. The organization announced a seventh COVID-19 …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]