Bill Gates estimated when countries will end the coronavirus pandemic

“This makes me feel like the rich world sure should be able to end (the pandemic) by the end of 2021, and the rest of the countries by the end of 2022.”said the mogul in an interview with Wired magazine.

The co-founder of the Microsoft company was optimistic about the effectiveness of a coronavirus vaccine: “This disease appears to be highly preventable with vaccines”. Right now, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding medical research and vaccine programs.

On the other hand, Bill Gates believes that some vaccines in development are going to help the richest countries due to their way of production and the difficulty of distributing them, and stated: “They will not be a low-cost, scalable solution for the rest of the world.”


Avtodor called the construction of the Moscow-Kazan highway over 4 years as a super task :: Society :: RBC

The head of the department said that this is a real task, although so far in peacetime no one in the country has carried out such projects at such times

Photo: Igor Ageenko / RIA News

The idea of ​​building a Moscow-Kazan toll road not by 2027, but by 2024, the head of Avtodor Vyacheslav Petushenko, in a commentary to journalists, called it a “super task”. According to him, there were no similar precedents either in the history of Russia or in the history of the USSR (with the exception of the Great Patriotic War), the TASS agency reported.

“That is, we have to start designing in a month and by the end of the (current) year we should start preparing the territory. But, by and large, if this task is posed, it’s real, ”Petushenko added.

To reduce the construction time of the Moscow-Kazan highway, Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin previously proposed. He called the project a priority, since in the future the road will become part of the Europe-Western China highway.

Khusnullin announced plans to accelerate the construction of the Moscow-Kazan highway

Marat Khusnullin

The cost of building the Moscow-Kazan highway, according to RBC, is 610.2 billion rubles, the length is 729 km, of which 142 km will pass through the territory of Tatarstan. The estimated speed on the highway Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod – Kazan will be 120 km / h. The new highway should become an understudy for the Volga M7 highway, which for the most part passes through settlements.

Avtodor also spoke about another planned construction of a toll road. According to the head of the company, construction work on the construction of the northern bypass of Tver, which will eventually become part of the paid M-11 Neva, may begin next year. For this, it is necessary not only to complete the design, but also to receive 60 billion rubles from the state.