Bill Gates claims that criticisms of how China lied and covered up the coronavirus is a “distraction”: “China did a lot of things right at the beginning … they avoided the incredible economic pain … I think there’s a lot of incorrect and unfair things said”
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It’s too soon to be talking about whether China deserves blame for the coronavirus outbreak. And efforts to shift the focus onto Beijing are a distraction according to Bill Gates. Who criticized incorrect and unfair things said about the Communist-run country.
He also adds, "China did a lot of things right at the beginning. Like any country where a virus first shows up". They can look back and say where they missed some things. Gates, one of the world’s richest men, said that the US handled its COVID-19 response. Particularly poorly compared to other countries that have minimized the economic damage.
He said, "You know, some countries did respond very quickly and get their testing in place, and they avoided the incredible economic pain". It’s sad that even the US that you would have expected to do this well did it particularly poorly. Gates continued "this is the time to take the great science we have, the fact we’re in this together. Fixed testing, treatments, and get that vaccine, and cut the trillions of dollars. And many things you that you can’t even dimensionalize, in economic terms, that are awful about the situation we’re in.
So, that’s a distraction. I think there’s a lot of incorrect and unfair things said, but it’s not even time for that discussion. Unnamed US officials said, "earlier this month that intelligence agencies were investigating. Whether coronavirus emerged from a lab in Wuhan".
While the American government has ruled out the conspiracy theory that coronavirus unleashed by China. As a bioweapon, some officials have speculated that the pathogen. May have allowed escaping from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Although China has denied this allegation and international governments. And agencies say there is no evidence to support this claim.
The broad scientific consensus holds that SARS-CoV-2, the virus official name, originated in bats. Gates also defended the World Health Organization, the United Nations-run agency that has accused of being soft on China.
Gates said the Foundation is backing eight projects. Seeking potential solutions for the COVID-19 vaccine. Development and has co-funded enhanced virus detection. Capacity in Africa as well as contributing to the response in China.