Wah, AS Setop Program Tes Covid-19 yang Dibekingi Bill Gates!

Tech - Sefti Oktarianisa, CNBC Indonesia
18 May 2020 05:40
Philanthropist and Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates gestures as he speaks to the audience during the Global Fund to Fight AIDS event at the Lyon's congress hall, central France, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron said the conference of the Global Fund to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria raised at least $13.92 billion for the next three years. (Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia - Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan Amerika Serikat (FDA) menghentikan tesĀ Covid-19 yang didukung pendiri Microsoft Bill Gates. Program itu sendiri diberi nama SCAN (Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network).

Seperti dilaporkan detik.com, Minggu (17/5/2020), penghentian itu terkait izin tambahan. SCAN membantah bila ada isu lain di balik itu.

"Tidak ada isu ataupun kekhawatiran tentang keamanan atau akurasi tes yang dilakukan SCAN," ujar SCAN, Minggu (17/5/2020).


SCAN diluncurkan pada awal Maret dengan pendanaan dari Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Program ini didukung beberapa lembaga lain termasuk Seattle and King County Public Health Department dan Fakultas Kedokteran University of Washington.

Philanthropist and Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates gestures as he speaks to the audience during the Global Fund to Fight AIDS event at the Lyon's congress hall, central France, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron said the conference of the Global Fund to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria raised at least $13.92 billion for the next three years. (Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP)Foto: Bill Gates (Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
Philanthropist and Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates gestures as he speaks to the audience during the Global Fund to Fight AIDS event at the Lyon's congress hall, central France, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron said the conference of the Global Fund to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria raised at least $13.92 billion for the next three years. (Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP)


Dalam blognya, Gates membanggakan program itu. Ia mengatakan SCAN berguna untuk memetakan penderita Covid-19 di masyarakat.



"Tidak hanya membantu meningkatkan pemahaman kita soal wabah Covid-19 di Seattle, tapi juga menyediakan informasi berharga ke komunitas lain di dunia," tulis Gates.

"SCAN adalah program pertama yang memungkinkan partisipan menggunakan tes swab sendiri untuk mengumpulkan sampel dan mengirimkannya ke lab tanpa perlu meninggalkan rumah," imbuhnya.

(miq/dru)
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