Billionaire Philanthropist Bill Gates, who together with his wife donated $ 250 million to develop a vaccine against COVID-19, said that two years are “the real time-frame” for the development and production of the coronavirus vaccine.
Microsoft co-founder has stated that it is very hard to compress these timeframes and a three-phase procedure for testing and certification of a potential coronavirus vaccine is required.
“If everything went perfectly, we’d be in scale manufacturing within a year. We may not achieve that. It could be as long as two years,” TASS informs citing Bill Gates statement.
Philanthropist suggested that WHO could choose the most promising vaccine developments out of hundreds that go in parallel and could support these studies.