Srinagar, Sept 15: Melinda Gates said in a new interview that 25 years of advances on vaccines have been reversed during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Twenty-five years of increased vaccinations that have saved children’s lives all over the world was set back in 25 weeks,” Gates told Axios on HBO.
She added that the pandemic also reversed gains made in other areas, including poverty.
“Basically, eight months of COVID reversed gains in almost every category that had been made steadily over the last couple of decades,” Melinda Gates said in the interview.
She called the reversal on poverty “devastating,” adding that 37 million people fell below the $1.90 a day international poverty line.