The coronavirus pandemic It has led us to a world very different from what we knew before 2020. It has been the hardest time for a whole generation, which has had to continue with their lives amid suffering, fears, uncertainties and health, social and economic measures very hard. Bill Gates, who has commented that the vaccines are the solution but sharing patents is a mistake, He has written on his personal blog what you think the future will be like after the COVID-19 pandemic.
And although the founder of Microsoft is usually something catastrophic in many respects and it does not cut when predicting threats, has been very encouraging. Gates trusts that future generations will be more aware of prevention and health care.
There are previous examples in the history of mankind and some are recent
In order for us to understand the scenario Gates has set for us, he has been talking about David Moinina Sengeh, actual Director of Innovation in Sierra Leone and the youngest Minister of Education in the history of the African country. Bill Gates met him when the young man was studying biomechanical engineer, highlighting his work in the containment of the virus to move from the obvious deficiencies and economic difficulties of the country. Still, Sierra Leone’s health protocol, says Gates, has been excellent. How? Well, because they suffered the scourge of a virus in 2014 that affected a large part of the population.
“David believes that Sierra Leone’s experience during the 2014 ball epidemic better prepared them for COVID-19. He gives full credit to the people of Sierra Leone for immediately understanding how important it was to have the virus under control. The population took quarantine restrictions seriously from the beginning. As a result, the country has kept the case count relatively low during the pandemic“continues the businessman. Gates thinks that Sierra Leone’s capabilities, coupled with its adaptability, have led it to triumph over other more prepared countries.” Building on David’s work as CIO, Sierra Leone is using a solid data collection system to monitor coronavirus cases, “he adds.
Bola epidemic forced Sierra Leone to develop better virus protocols
In this system, people who are ill can send a text message to an automated system that allows them to verify their symptoms. Thanks to this screening system, it is possible to know who is a carrier of the virus or not, and who may need health resources or who has to go through a quarantine to prevent the spread of the disease. “In turn, local governments can use the data collected by these applications to make informed decisions about when to close things and when to reopen them,” he says. While it is true that it is a system that can only work for places where the transmission is not too high, Gates is more than convinced that thanks to the epidemic of ball Sierra Leone adapted and prepared for the worst.
“Sierra Leone’s ability to implement the lessons learned from its latest epidemic gives me hope. After the ball, he emerged stronger and better prepared for future public health crises“The same will happen in the world after COVID-19,” he concludes, stating that anticipation, plus health measures and technological tools, they will take us out of this scenario and other futures perhaps even much worse.