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News | About Bloomberg New Economy Forum: Bloomberg Forum: Virus Hunters Kick Off Final Day of Bloomberg Forum: NEF Update

  2-3 minutes - Source: BLOOMBERG Bill Gates Photographer: Takaaki Iwabu/Bloomberg The fourth and final day of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum will focus on the future of health care around the globe in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The Thursday program will kick off with a session spotlighting virus hunters. It features scientists studying zoonotic pathogens who will discuss the lessons learned from Covid-19, which has infected more than 56 million people and killed over 1.3 million around the world. Other speakers include Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Stephane Bancel, chief executive officer of Moderna Inc. , whose vaccine was found to be 94.5% effective in a preliminary analysis of a large la