Bill Gates optimistic about COVID vaccine science, worried about ‘dysfunctional’ U.S. distribution

GeekWire | Nov 18, 2020 at 2:31 AM
  • Bill Gates expressed optimism about the potential effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine candidates, pointing to evidence from Pfizer’s trial suggesting that only a “modest level of antibodies” will be required to protect people from contracting the virus.
  • In a virtual appearance at the STAT Summit conference on Tuesday, he expressed dismay over what he characterized as a lack of coordinated planning and forethought going into distributing the vaccine under the Trump administration.
  • It appears that what we did on diagnostics, we’re rerunning that playbook, of everybody sees a little piece of it.