Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, warns that he believes scientists won’t produce a vaccine against the Coronavirus.
Gates added that US President Donald Trump’s coronavirus treatment shouldn’t be viewed as a “cure” because it isn’t suitable for everyone infected with a deadly virus.
“We’ll likely never fully eradicate the coronavirus (known also as COVID-19) because no vaccine or treatment will have 100% efficacy,” said Gates.
Trump received a number of experimental drugs while at Walter Reed hospital, including an antibody-drug cocktail developed by Regeneron that has been touted by some as a cure.
It has since come to light that Trump’s coronavirus symptoms were far more severe than what the White House admitted.
The number of coronavirus infections in the U.S. has been rising rapidly since early September and, unfortunately, there’s no indication that the situation will improve anytime soon.
Over the past week alone, the average daily number of new coronavirus cases has hovered in the 50,000 range.
Meanwhile, new infections are reaching peak levels across a number of states.
Wisconsin State has been hit particularly hard recently and is currently the biggest hotspot in the country.
This past Friday, the state built a massive field hospital just outside of Milwaukee because hospitals in the area were running at nearly full capacity.
The spike in coronavirus infections underscores the importance of developing an effective vaccine in the near future.
And while such a vaccine may be developed and receive FDA approval before the end of the year, it’s important to remember that a vaccine won’t necessarily be able to fully prevent the coronavirus from spreading.
On the other hand, Johns Hopkins University reported today that the total number of new infections with the Coronavirus in the United States rose to 7 million and 817 thousand and 863 people at least, after 13,664 cases were recorded today.
The university indicated – according to the American news network CNN, hat the number of deaths due to the deadly virus in the American states reached 215,355, after recording 270 new deaths.