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Bill Gates sees RNA vaccines as best options for quick coronavirus treatment
thehill.com ^ | May 1, 2020 | Alexandra Kelley

Posted on 05/25/2020 8:37:20 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com

"The billionaire and philanthropist explained that a vaccine could arrive anytime between nine to 18 months, focusing on new RNA and DNA platforms."

A bevy of potential drugs manufactured or repurposed to treat the coronavirus are under development, but Business Insider points out that eight to 10 of the 115 different vaccine candidates look promising, according to Bill Gates.

Gates, whose foundation is spearheading funding and research for a coronavirus vaccine, authored a blog post Thursday that explained the process of how vaccines work and what is needed to develop an effective treatment.

"The most promising candidates take a variety of approaches to protecting the body against COVID-19," Gates explains. "To understand what exactly that means, it’s helpful to remember how the human immune system works."

He points out that vaccines work to teach the human body how to defeat a foreign pathogen without getting sick first. There are two major types: inactivated and live vaccines.

Inactivated vaccines contain dead viral pathogens, whereas live vaccines contain weakened, or "attenuated" pathogens. Gates notes that they are "highly effective" but prone to side effects and both are time-consuming.

Gates's alternative is using two new approaches that some of the candidates are undertaking: RNA and DNA vaccinations.

Both are similar in how they work. But RNA vaccines specifically inject the antigen of a pathogen, or the molecules found on a pathogen's surface, into the human body, giving it the genetic code needed to replicate and produce that antigen. By doing so, these new antigens will be attacked by the body's immune system, and it learns how to defeat these molecular structures if they are ever introduced into the body again.

"You essentially turn your body into its own vaccine manufacturing unit," Gates writes.

DNA vaccines are similar, but feature a different type of genetic material and method of administration, according to the blog post.

SCIENTISTS AREN'T SURE IF RNA PLATFORMS ARE EFFECTIVE FOR TREATMENT FOR VACCINES, AND GATES ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THERE MAY NOT BE A PERFECT CORONAVIRUS VACCINE BY THE TIME WE NEED IT.

"If we were designing the perfect vaccine, we’d want it to be completely safe and 100 percent effective. It should be a single dose that gives you lifelong protection, and it should be easy to store and transport. I hope the COVID-19 vaccine has all of those qualities, but given the timeline we’re on, it may not," he writes.

Gates predicts that the vaccine that is at least 70 percent viable will be enough to stop the outbreak, and that one will be ready in about 18 months. The primary challenge will be to see if the vaccine can work well in elderly patients, as they tend to be more immunocompromised.

Additionally, about 7 billion doses of the vaccine will need to be distributed globally, with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation working with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, on how to effectively deploy medicine.

"It might be a bit hard to see right now, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. We’re doing the right things to get a vaccine as quickly as possible," Gates concludes. "In the meantime, I urge you to continue following the guidelines set by your local authorities. Our ability to get through this outbreak will depend on everyone doing their part to keep each other safe."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billgates; coronavirus; covid19; wuhanflu; wuhanvirus
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1 posted on 05/25/2020 8:37:20 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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Bill Gates needs to un-involve himself fast in these matters. He has way too many enemies who are ready to do something about him.


2 posted on 05/25/2020 8:42:08 PM PDT by DarthVader (Not by speeches & majority decisions will the great issues of the day be decided but by Blood & Iron)
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Trust Genocide Bill .... right!!!!


3 posted on 05/25/2020 8:42:28 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet
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Phuck off Gates.

You are not a doctor or a scientist, quit playing one.


4 posted on 05/25/2020 8:43:45 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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HIV - 40 years later and there is no vaccine


5 posted on 05/25/2020 8:44:23 PM PDT by Jolla
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The hoax is over billy boy.


6 posted on 05/25/2020 8:45:00 PM PDT by nhwingut (Tagline for lease...)
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Agenda 21 Crap !!! F YOU swill gates and all your friends, family etc...

Petunia the Masked Pig of Justice.
And Yes She can Fly !!!

7 posted on 05/25/2020 8:45:30 PM PDT by mabarker1 ((Congress- the opposite of PROGRESS!!! A fraud, a hypocrite, a liar. I'm a member of Congress !!!!)
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A new generation of vaccines is emerging as we speak. At present there are no DNA and RNA vaccines approved for human use, but as Gates says in the following post from his personal blog, the time for trying these out on everyone has come. In the following comment he explains the difference between traditional vaccines and DNA/RNA vaccines, which, again, have never been approved for human use:

“Vaccines circumvent this whole process by teaching your body how to defeat a pathogen without ever getting sick. The two most common types—and the ones you’re probably most familiar with—are inactivated and live vaccines. Inactivated vaccines contain pathogens that have been killed. Live vaccines, on the other hand, are made of living pathogens that have been weakened (or “attenuated”). They’re highly effective but more prone to side effects than their inactivated counterparts.

Inactivated and live vaccines are what we consider “traditional” approaches. There are a number of COVID-19 vaccine candidates of both types, and for good reason: they’re well-established. We know how to test and manufacture them.

The downside is that they’re time-consuming to make. There’s a ton of material in each dose of a vaccine. Most of that material is biological, which means you have to grow it. That takes time, unfortunately.

That’s why I’m particularly excited by two new approaches that some of the candidates are taking: RNA and DNA vaccines. If one of these new approaches pans out, we’ll likely be able to get vaccines out to the whole world much faster. (For the sake of simplicity, I’m only going to explain RNA vaccines. DNA vaccines are similar, just with a different type of genetic material and method of administration.)

Our foundation—both through our own funding and through CEPI—has been supporting the development of an RNA vaccine platform for nearly a decade. We were planning to use it to make vaccines for diseases that affect the poor like malaria, but now it’s looking like one of the most promising options for COVID. The first candidate to start human trials was an RNA vaccine created by a company called Moderna.

Here’s how an RNA vaccine works: rather than injecting a pathogen’s antigen into your body, you instead give the body the genetic code needed to produce that antigen itself. When the antigens appear on the outside of your cells, your immune system attacks them—and learns how to defeat future intruders in the process. You essentially turn your body into its own vaccine manufacturing unit.

Here’s how an RNA vaccine works: rather than injecting a pathogen’s antigen into your body, you instead give the body the genetic code needed to produce that antigen itself. When the antigens appear on the outside of your cells, your immune system attacks them—and learns how to defeat future intruders in the process. You essentially turn your body into its own vaccine manufacturing unit.

Because RNA vaccines let your body do most of the work, they don’t require much material. That makes them much faster to manufacture. There’s a catch, though: we don’t know for sure yet if RNA is a viable platform for vaccines. Since COVID would be the first RNA vaccine out of the gate, we have to prove both that the platform itself works and that it creates immunity. It’s a bit like building your computer system and your first piece of software at the same time. ~ Bill Gates

So, the rushed Covid-19 vaccine will NOT be a traditional vaccine. It will NOT be tested in any significant or standard capacity given the present state of emergency. It will be administered by the military, and it everyone on the planet will have to take it.

https://snooze2awaken.com/2020/05/18/bill-gates-explains-that-the-covid-vaccine-will-use-experimental-technology-permanently-alter-your-dna/


8 posted on 05/25/2020 8:47:05 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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Vincent Gambini:

Yeah, everything that guy just said is bullshit... Thank you.


9 posted on 05/25/2020 8:47:28 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Prison for the deep state, it's what's on the menu tonight!)
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10 posted on 05/25/2020 8:47:34 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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Can someone tell me why anyone cares about a computer company founder's opinions on health related matters?

Might as well have F. Lee Bailey working the evening news shows to discuss his opinions on the American Idol contestants.

11 posted on 05/25/2020 8:50:09 PM PDT by BillyBoy ('States Rights' is NOT a suicide pact.)
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12 posted on 05/25/2020 8:50:22 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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No!


13 posted on 05/25/2020 8:53:25 PM PDT by Equine1952 (You walk, duck, crawl through mud, bleed, wipe your hand on a dead friend’s uniform. Then quit? Nop)
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Except there are no existing RNA vaccines.


14 posted on 05/25/2020 8:54:30 PM PDT by struggle
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Aren’t you essentially giving yourself an autoimmune disease? You immune system attacks your own cells.


15 posted on 05/25/2020 8:55:26 PM PDT by brianr10
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Would love a safe RNA vaccine.
Wonder how much Gates is spending to suppress those who are working on it.

St Louis group has a RNA based treatment, not vaccine, in progress. Don’t see any news about it anymore.


16 posted on 05/25/2020 8:55:31 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts (M / F) : Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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We are trusting a person who supports population control with our health??


17 posted on 05/25/2020 8:56:51 PM PDT by LukeL
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He has way too many enemies who are ready to do something about him.

Time to sell Microsoft?

18 posted on 05/25/2020 8:57:55 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (We need to reach across the aisle, extend a hand...And slap the crap out of them)
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how much ya wanna bet the gates family- both immediate and extended family members, are all on HCQ and zinc?


19 posted on 05/25/2020 8:59:46 PM PDT by Bob434
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Nope. You wanna give me a shot, bring it. I got one for you.


20 posted on 05/25/2020 9:01:09 PM PDT by Equine1952 (You walk, duck, crawl through mud, bleed, wipe your hand on a dead friend’s uniform. Then quit? No)
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