The billionaire philanthropist and his wife voiced their concerns with several news outlets as a series of errors in the US facing a virus “You know, it was a wrong situation at every step,” Gates told STAT Told news. “It’s shocking. It’s unbelievable – the fact that we’ll be the worst in the world.”
According to Gates, a significant error was to help appoint a neuroradiologist Scott Atlas to direct the White House’s response to the epidemic, rather than an epidemiologist or infectious disease specialist. Atlas advocates allowing the virus to spread uncontrollably to the US to gain herd immunity – an approach opposed by many health workers,.
The Microsoft co-founder took a step by the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently to discourage Americans who were in contact with anyone with the virus, but who themselves The tests themselves were asymptomatic.
“It blows the mind,” Gates said of the CDC’s revised testing guidance, which supports Atlas.
Both the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the HIV Medicine Association have urged the CDC to reverse its recommendations, saying that identifying those who are infected is important.
FDA “lost a lot of credibility”
Gates also criticized Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hain, who says critics have exaggerated the Mayo Clinic’s use of the study’s findingsAs a treatment for COVID-19, next day.
Gates said in an interview to Bloomberg Television on Tuesday, “We saw with absolutely entangled plasma statements that when you start pressuring people to say optimistic things, they completely derail. . FDA lost a lot of credibility. ”
The FDA must approve a vaccine to vaccinate people with coronaviruses, but recent surveys show most Americans are concerned; A third said they would not vaccinate according to the Gallup Poll last month.
On Labor Day, President Donald Trump said that A.The vaccine may be ready “during the month of October” – just before the November 3 presidential election. Given that it usually takes years to develop a vaccine, that time limit has been shortened to eliminate political pressure. Vaccine Vaccination.
The 64-year-old Gates said he has less confidence in the FDA than he uses, believing in DrugMakers that they are trying to develop a coronovirus vaccine. Nine of those companies earlier this monthKeeping science and ethics ahead of the pace in developing the vaccine.
“These companies are very professional and the benefits of the vaccine here are very dramatic,” Gates told Bloomberg. “Thank goodness we have this private sector expertise that we want to shape into a global public good that everyone on the planet gets.”
Gates’ words were echoed by his spouse Melinda Gates, who told “XBO on HBO” last week that only “a lack of leadership” suggests that more people have died in the US than in other developed countries.
America has a bus, But 25% of its coronavirus cases.