Covid-19: Bill Gates makes more coronavirus predictions, good and bad news


Ten of about 100 vaccines under development ‘are very promising’, he says. But an effective vaccine is not likely until late next year. — SCMP

Bill Gates, now known best for warning the world five years ago about a coming pandemic, delivered more predictions on March 8 about Covid-19, some bound to disappoint and others optimistic.

The bad news is that an effective Covid-19 vaccine is not likely until somewhere around September 2021, and the US will not be able to ease up on social distancing measures that have shut broad swathes of its economy until the end of May this year without risking a resurgence in cases.

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