“You can ‘choose’ whether or not to get vaccinated, so that’s the last hurdle.”
In an interview with Russia Today (RT) Tuesday, Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates lamented that the US is “far from doing enough” to combat the epidemic and said the “last hurdle” to the novel Coronavirus vaccine will be persuading people to get vaccinated.
Gates has repeatedly said he wants to vaccinate people around the world with vaccines developed by research LABS he funded, the report said.
“A vaccine might better protect you as individuals rather than prevent you from spreading [the virus]…
There is no guarantee that the vaccine will be a perfect transmission blocker.”
While Gates believes that “logistics in the United States is not a problem” in bringing vaccines around the world, he said, “you can ‘choose’ whether to get them or not, so that’s the last hurdle.”
More than a third of Americans reported concerns about the safety of the novel Coronavirus vaccine, CITING factors such as the politicization of the issue, the lack of time and the poor reputation of some of the participants, RT noted.
In an interview with CNN on Thursday, Gates expressed his disappointment with the US government’s response to the epidemic.
Gates noted that the epidemic continues to kill many people in the United States, indicating that the United States has not done enough to combat the coronavirus.
Gates said the number of COVID-19 infections in the United States is “bouncing back” even as the number of tests increases.
RT said Gates appeared to be annoyed that Washington had not followed the instructions more strictly. “If they had followed the instructions, they could have stepped up testing for a new pathogen very, very quickly.”
In addition, Gates blamed the high number of infections in the United States on a failure to do what all other countries do.
The United States still has the highest number of confirmed cases and deaths in the world.