Bill Gates’s Heroes in the Field: Dr. Andreas Diacon

Bill Gates’s Heroes in the Field: Dr. Andreas Diacon


Tuberculosis mostly affects the lungs, and it’s transmitted through the air so if I have tuberculosis and I cough on your
face, you might be infected with tuberculosis. Before we had new drugs, there was an 80% chance of death over 5 years in patients with extensively drug resistant
TB. There was almost nothing we could do for these
cases. Developing a drug for TB is not necessarily
a profitable venture. The costs are very high and the profit to be made is quite low because the people who need the drugs can’t usually pay for them and the people who have the money, don’t
need them. TASK just happened because we were approached by a drug company that had discovered a new potential tuberculosis
drug and they were looking around for people who could help them test it. We here were the only ones that had the capacity
to actually do this. We are currently doing a study where we are treating patients with XDR TB with another combination of three drugs for
six months. Previously 80% of XDR patients would die. Now 80% of XDR patients get cured. We have to treat tuberculosis always with
at least three drugs because we know that the bacteria find a way
to mutate and become resistant to a single drug. We nowadays have every 20th patient that we
diagnose does have some form of drug resistance Drug resistant tuberculosis is categorized
into multi-drug resistant TB and extensively-drug
resistant TB. So, if we can no longer use the standard drugs
for drug sensitive TB, we have to use the so called second line or
third line drugs. These patients do have longer treatment durations with drugs that are not very easy to take. Twenty-two tablets every day, Monday to Sunday. The second-line drugs that can be injected, they cause deafness in a large proportion
of people. People become nauseous, they feel tired, they just cause pain. So these drugs do work, but they have many
side effects as well. Our role is to test new drug candidates and find new ways how the people can be treated. It is possible to find new drugs for tuberculosis. If I can claim one thing for myself, it’s not that I invented the new drugs, or that I bring the new drugs to the patients, that’s all other people that do that, I basically convince people to get up and
try something new. And sometimes, that’s all it takes.

78 thoughts on “Bill Gates’s Heroes in the Field: Dr. Andreas Diacon

  1. N95 masks are not cheap, just getting donations for the mask helps. The next problem is TB usually caused by poor living standards, where to many people live in the same house and they are rebreathing the same air

  2. You people are vampires on earth. You are tasting vaccinations on the poor land and trying to reduce human population what is a felony in our eyes.

  3. No wonder the people working in medical sciences have such a difficult time. Poor health will affect us all. And for the people who might be in poverty and have poor health it must super tough to recover.

  4. If the US Government spent 1% of the amount of money, (that they spent on military spending in the Middle East )- on researching cures for Tuberculosis, we would have had a CURE – – years ago.

  5. Crispr… And, I'm David.. Not Bernie he is/was my Dad.. my Father was from Missouri and my Dad, Indiana. I do find it fascinating, to he Crispr technology.. certainly with Gene editing we should be able to cure these diseases more readily and affordably.

  6. Bill gates sir, that's a great human work that you can only do this, do something in India for their better lives……..sir….

  7. i hope Microsoft beat Google, why google create gogle adsense?? we rich and google will more have big money, yes sure, is like we work hard for google and larry page sitdown and play ps4?? and ??go sir bill make Microsoft great again

  8. Magnetism

    Between two parallel conducting wires at distance r, free electrons are repelling each other with electrostatic force F=Ke x ee/rr. That force conducts emf between the two conductors. If electrons move in one conductor, it will induce an opposite direction emf in other conductor. The strength of the induced emf is inversely proportional to distance square.

    A magnet carries circular electric force field. One pole has clockwise electric force one pole has counterclockwise electric force.

    Magnetic force is circular electric force. A current passing wire does not create a circular magnetic force/field, it creates an electric force, which line up with compass/magnet carried electric force line, make the compass move to 90 degrees to the wire.

    Every magnetic atom/magton contains 2 atoms. 2 atoms of a ferromagnetic matter before magnetize, we put it as 00. if 1 electron moves from 1 atom to the next atom and stays there as -1+1, the 2 atoms become a magton, it carries a special property now, we call it magnetic force. -1+1, -2+2, -3+3…-n+n are all magtons but carry different magnetic force strength. Same direction magtons attract and opposite direction magtons repel.

    Before magnetize, atoms in the magnet are all neutral. After magnetize, atoms become magton line up into concentric rings all across the poles.

    Use copper wire winding around a ferromagnetic core, put a current, the electrons in the wire move in circles around the core, induced emf in the core make atoms in the core arrange into magtons as -1+1, -1+1, -1+1 direction all the way through, on the north pole plane, magtons are arranged into clockwise concentric circles of -1+1, -1+1, -1+1 direction. On the south pole plane , magtons are arranged into counterclockwise concentric rings of -1+1, -1+1, -1+1 direction.

    Faraday's law of induction is a misinterpretation.

    Electromagnetic induction was discovered independently by Michael Faraday in 1831 and Joseph Henry in 1832.[4] Faraday was the first to publish the results of his experiments.[5][6] In Faraday's first experimental demonstration of electromagnetic induction (August 29, 1831),[7] he wrapped two wires around opposite sides of an iron ring (torus) (an arrangement similar to a modern toroidal transformer). Based on his assessment of recently discovered properties of electromagnets, he expected that when current started to flow in one wire, a sort of wave would travel through the ring and cause some electrical effect on the opposite side. He plugged one wire into a galvanometer, and watched it as he connected the other wire to a battery. Indeed, he saw a transient current (which he called a "wave of electricity") when he connected the wire to the battery, and another when he disconnected it.[8]:182–183 This induction was due to the change in magnetic flux that occurred when the battery was connected and disconnected. Wiki

    There is no magnetic flux. When current flow in one wire, induced emf in the core make atoms in the core arrange into magtons as -1+1, -1+1, -1+1 direction all the way through, this emf induce a temporary current in other wire. When the battery disconnected, lose of emf in the core cause the magtons to return to atoms, this electrons movement in the core induce an opposite temporary current again in the other wire.

    There is no electromagnetic wave, only electric wave/electrostatic wave. Because magnetic force/field decays at 1/R^3, light strength decays at 1/R^2.

  9. Magnetism

    Between two parallel conducting wires at distance r, free electrons are repelling each other with electrostatic force F=Ke x ee/rr. That force conducts emf between the two conductors. If electrons move in one conductor, it will induce an opposite direction emf in other conductor. The strength of the induced emf is inversely proportional to distance square.

    A magnet carries circular electric force field. One pole has clockwise electric force one pole has counterclockwise electric force.

    Magnetic force is circular electric force. A current passing wire does not create a circular magnetic force/field, it creates an electric force, which line up with compass/magnet carried electric force line, make the compass move to 90 degrees to the wire.

    Every magnetic atom/magton contains 2 atoms. 2 atoms of a ferromagnetic matter before magnetize, we put it as 00. if 1 electron moves from 1 atom to the next atom and stays there as -1+1, the 2 atoms become a magton, it carries a special property now, we call it magnetic force. -1+1, -2+2, -3+3…-n+n are all magtons but carry different magnetic force strength. Same direction magtons attract and opposite direction magtons repel.

    Before magnetize, atoms in the magnet are all neutral. After magnetize, atoms become magton line up into concentric rings all across the poles.

    Use copper wire winding around a ferromagnetic core, put a current, the electrons in the wire move in circles around the core, induced emf in the core make atoms in the core arrange into magtons as -1+1, -1+1, -1+1 direction all the way through, on the north pole plane, magtons are arranged into clockwise concentric circles of -1+1, -1+1, -1+1 direction. On the south pole plane , magtons are arranged into counterclockwise concentric rings of -1+1, -1+1, -1+1 direction.

    Faraday's law of induction is a misinterpretation.

    Electromagnetic induction was discovered independently by Michael Faraday in 1831 and Joseph Henry in 1832.[4] Faraday was the first to publish the results of his experiments.[5][6] In Faraday's first experimental demonstration of electromagnetic induction (August 29, 1831),[7] he wrapped two wires around opposite sides of an iron ring (torus) (an arrangement similar to a modern toroidal transformer). Based on his assessment of recently discovered properties of electromagnets, he expected that when current started to flow in one wire, a sort of wave would travel through the ring and cause some electrical effect on the opposite side. He plugged one wire into a galvanometer, and watched it as he connected the other wire to a battery. Indeed, he saw a transient current (which he called a "wave of electricity") when he connected the wire to the battery, and another when he disconnected it.[8]:182–183 This induction was due to the change in magnetic flux that occurred when the battery was connected and disconnected. Wiki

    There is no magnetic flux. When current flow in one wire, induced emf in the core make atoms in the core arrange into magtons as -1+1, -1+1, -1+1 direction all the way through, this emf induce a temporary current in other wire. When the battery disconnected, lose of emf in the core cause the magtons to return to atoms, this electrons movement in the core induce an opposite temporary current again in the other wire.

    There is no electromagnetic wave, only electric wave/electrostatic wave. Because magnetic force/field decays at 1/R^3, light strength decays at 1/R^2.

  10. Bill gates sir I am your big fan you are a great person but sir I am so poor I want to develop my society my home town so please give me only one million dollars for help please sir please please

  11. So what were the drugs used in the treatment of XDR-TB? I didn't see any mention of that. The article from the description mentioned a 3 drug cocktail but I'd like to hear the specifics. Thank you!

  12. If I ever get a power to make someone immortal other than my family members I would make Bill gates ! You r a hero !

  13. To get up and try something New~🤗

    언제나 새로운 것을 시도해 보시는 모든 분들께 좋은 일들이 자꾸자꾸 일어납니다 ~🎶☘️😁🍀

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