Microsoft founder Bill Gates said a vaccine may come by 2021. Bill Gates said he is optimistic. That many therapies in development to treat the virus. May help significantly reduce the death rate. He went onto say. “The initial vaccine, in terms of its effectiveness against sickness and transmission. Will not be ideal and may not provide immunity for long periods. More effective vaccines may take longer time to develop.”
He went on to say. “MILLIONS MORE are going to die before the covid-19 pandemic is over. Most of these deaths would be caused not by the disease itself. But by the further strain on health-care systems. Plus, economies that were already struggling. He also lamented the politicisation of the response to the virus in America. The spread of conspiracy theories. Some implicating him both of which have slowed efforts to contain the disease’s spread.
“The true end comes when between natural infection and a vaccine we have this herd immunity," he added. The strain that the coronavirus has put on healthcare systems across the globe. Could very well result in millions of more deaths. Over the next two years, according to remarks made by Bill Gates.
The UK's Covid-19 staycation nightmare
Beaches strewn with waste. Wild campers destroying fragile habitats, warnings from an increasingly overstretched Coastguard, unaffordable accommodations. What was supposed to have been a Great British summer has, for many, become a staycation nightmare.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson response. To cheap popular overseas holiday spots being cut off by quarantine regulations. Has been to encourage Britain’s to holiday in the UK rather than holiday abroad.
While UK citizens can venture abroad and avoid quarantine on their return. To countries identified on a coronavirus "safe" list. There is a risk as listed safe countries can have their safe status changed at short notice.
For example, Spain, generally attracts 18 million British tourists each year. Unfortunately, both Spain and France were hastily withdrawn. From the list because of a virus resurgence. The result has been a huge demand for UK holidays.
Research by hotel group The Cairn Collection. Found searches for trips to Scotland up by 532%, searches Cornwall up 325%.
The result has been clogged roads. Emergency incidents on the most popular stretches of coastline. Tons of rubbish left on beaches and bins overflowing. A rise in travel scams and soaring prices for accommodation. Some have resorted to wild camping as a solution to high prices. But that has led to equal if not worse problems for local councils.
Many locals are nervous. About overcrowding leading to rising infection rates if not now early autumn. The virus looks like humanity is to experience further twists and turns before this is all over.