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Bill Gates confident almost all Covid-19 vaccines will work well

November 22, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates believes "almost all" the Covid-19 vaccines will work and work well, he said in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria.

(CNN)Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates believes "almost all" the Covid-19 vaccines will work and work well, he said in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria.

Already, vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna have shown to be effective in early company data, and Gates said he expects vaccines from AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax to have similar success soon.

"I'm optimistic that by February, it's very likely they'll all prove very efficacious and safe," he said.

The US has seen a huge surge in cases over the past few weeks, and Gates said he expects the number of daily infections to continue increasing.

He said more than 2,000 people could die daily for a lot of the winter.

And that's where you get likely over 2,000 deaths per day during this winter period," he said.

"Ideally, people would say, 'OK, because the medical tools are coming, we can double down on good behavior,'" he said.

Getting a working vaccine to the people and getting a majority of people to take the vaccine will be their own challenges as well.

The logistics piece is "a bit confused" in the US, he said, but he was "hopeful" these issues will get worked out.

"You want to make sure that you don't waste any of this vaccine, but in a slightly imperfect way, I do think the logistics will get solved," he said.

"It's not a time when people will be able to enjoy the Thanksgiving quite the way that they'd like to," he said.

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