A list of things that must be done to enable life return to normal again has been provided by Bill Gates, the Co-founder of Microsoft.
Gates announced that he is very excited about a new approach called ‘RNA vaccine,’ with code needed to produce viral fragments on its own.
His list contains what all governments across the world must do, if life were to normalize.
Since the outbreak of Coronavirus, the billionaire businessman has been lending his voice in the right against the pandemic.
In an interview with the White House Infectious disease expert Dr Fauci, on Thursday night, Gates listed four things that would help fight the pandemic.
The number one on his list is “testing.” He explained that countries need to improve and develop various strategies to advance current testing methods including at-home test kits.
The billionaire also said that “contact tracing” is key.
He further noted that Germany’s model of interviewing everyone who tests positive and uses a database to make sure someone follows up with all their contacts would be useful.
Gates further said that technology may be more adept at this, such as apps that help you remember where you’ve been or using cell phones.
He mentioned “effective treatment” but noted that right now, there is no ready vaccine for the treatment for Covid-19, as other drugs like hydroxychloroquine have received a lot of attention but are still being studied.
Finally, he mentioned getting a “vaccine”, adding that many countries and pharmaceutical companies around the world assiduously to develop.
Talking about the “RNA vaccine” Gates explained, “Unlike a flu shot, which contains fragments of the influenza virus so your immune system can learn to attack them, an RNA vaccine gives your body the genetic code needed to produce viral fragments on its own, So, once your body senses traces of the infection, it attacks it.”
Source: Naija News