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The Coronavirus continues unstoppable around the world and has already left 98,184,964 infections and 2,107,532 deaths. 655,193 cases have been confirmed in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Universidad Johns Hopkins. The figures are devastating and show no glimmer of hope, especially in U.S, the country most affected by the pandemic.
Despite the fact that in the American country vaccines are already supplied by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, the daily data is devastating: 24.8 million cases and 414,107 deaths. As in the rest of the countries, the elderly, health personnel and people at risk have been the first to receive the drug, that has a treatment of two doses, both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s drugs.
Bill Gates, happy to get the first dose
One of the last people to have the injection was Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and second richest person in the world behind Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, according to the magazine Forbes.
The businessman was in charge of announcing it through his official account Twitter. In his message he wanted to thank all those involved in the vaccine process for their effort: “One of the benefits of being 65 years old is that I am eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. I got my first dose this week and I feel great. Thanks to all the scientists, trial participants, regulators, and frontline healthcare workers who brought us to this point.” Gates concluded.
One of the benefits of being 65 is that I’m eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. I got my first dose this week, and I feel great. Thank you to all of the scientists, trial participants, regulators, and frontline healthcare workers who got us to this point. pic.twitter.com/67SIfrG1Yd
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) January 22, 2021
In just over two weeks Bill Gates will receive the second dose and it will be then when he is 95% immunized against the disease. Meanwhile, The computer scientist must be cautious since the first dose of the vaccine does not guarantee to protect against the contagion.
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