“It is very difficult to narrow the time frame. Along with the development of a vaccine, you can choose promising from hundreds of developments, find funds and establish their production in parallel. In any case, we will not do without a three-phase procedure for testing and certification of the future drug,” he writes with reference to the head of the corporation TASS.
The Microsoft founder and his wife directed $ 250 million to counter the spread of coronavirus, including the development of vaccines in seven different laboratories. Spouses participate in an international initiative of the World Health Organization aimed at accelerating the development of technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of disease caused by COVID-19.
Earlier, the head of the organization, Tedros Adan Gebreyesus, said that more than 100 countries have already joined the international program for testing therapeutic agents against coronavirus. An outbreak of a new disease was first reported at the end of December 2019 in Central China, and later spread to most countries of the world.