The co-founder of Microsoft, Bill gates said that millions more will die before the COVID-19 pandemic is over and these deaths will not be the result of the disease itself but due to excessive burden of healthcare systems and the economy is worldwide he added.
Covid-19 pandemic has directly impacted the economy of many countries. According to him in the coming year before the COVID-19 vaccine will reach everyone million of people will die not just because of the virus but also due to the lack of medicines and economies worldwide.
He assumes that the effective vaccine will be in mass production by the end of 2021 and the majority of the world population would be immunized till then. In an interview with The Economist, he said that his Foundation has contributed more than $350 million to the pandemic response but this will not be enough, more is needed.
Bill gates also added that more than 90% of that deaths be unrelated to the disease. And due to precautions and safety reasons people’s access to medicine for other diseases and subsequently, deaths from malaria and HIV will increase.