How we must respond to the COVID-19 pandemic | Bill Gates


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Philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates offers insights into the COVID-19 pandemic, discussing why testing and self-isolation are essential, which medical advancements show promise and what it will take for the world to endure this crisis. (This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers.)

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  1. I totally agree regarding poorer countries being hit very hard. I have lived here in Northern Laos and while a small number of cases have been reported as of the date of this comment, it is the case that testing is marginal at best. Should the virus take hold here it will be impossible to deal with it, not only in the few urban areas there are and even more so in rural areas consisting of small traditional villages which I have done work in for the past 8 years. Compromised immune systems are the norm, due to respiratory conditions, not to mention other serious impacts from Dengue, dysentery , malaria and tuberculosis.
    And as mentioned by Mr. Gates, there is extremely limited trained staff, indigenous or foreign.

  2. Is people stupid? Bill didn’t warn the world. Bill is killing people for a major benefit for him. He is not the leader in IT and computer anymore (Bezos and. Suck are) so he is not the richest either… he wants to make lots of money and the best way to do it is reaching out to limitless consumers, 7billion people, by vaccines, sickness.
    This guy is evil!

  3. Oh you assumed that the government leaders were competent enough to prepare society!? Roflmao….all they know how to do is throw money at the military industrial machine how bout some funding for science and proactive policies to mitigate the effects of the next potential pandemic…ffs

  4. Bill Gates Computers were made in China !!!!! We have to immediately begin opening businesses and schools within the cities which have virtually no infections . (No more than 3).

    Not doing so will cause an economy crash and will permanently close many businesses…..which – if you have been noticing many were closing without COVID-19.

    We The People are pissed. What we have here is 8 months to a Presidential Election and Democrats doing what they do which is to politicize every event and attempt to use it to take down President Trump.

    Democrats began by accusing President Trump of under-reacting to the virus…. Then Dems delay the aid bill while attempting to force their greedy financial agenda designed to buy Democrat Votes….Not necessarily help those out of work. !!!!

    These politicians are fearful idiots. Replace Newsom ASAP and other Democrats !!!! Newsom barks out these orders without displaying the statistics – which clearly show that there are no infections in many cities in CA..

    Note …… if these idiot politicians averaged all the regular flu growth rates and deaths for each week of each year for 10 years – You would find that the flu deaths in CA are the same this year as the average of previous years.

    The CA Gov leaders are corrupt Democrats who have been supporting attacks against a sitting US President – and they should receive ZERO funding for their antics.

    The CA. Gov continues to warn that CA will be 56% infected with COVID-19 by May (THIS IS A DEMOCRAT FEAR TACTIC) that we will end up worse then Italy if we do not quarantine and lock-down every city in the State. The is a Democrat Deception.

    We must remember that our own politicians have allowed China to make our components and subsystems – used in almost every complex item that we buy….even many of our own gun components are made in China.

    96% of our drugs are made in China. Those aspirin and other drugs that you need to function or stay alive – are made in china. Even our military subsystems are made in China.

    We have already seen the US military security repercussions of allowing China to make all our computers and even our military security systems !!! Remember the US Navy Ship that had installed the security camera system from China ?

    It is highly likely that the Bio-Research Facility in China had a technician that did not want to be a China Slave anymore – and he/she released this virus into Wuhan.

    This is just another reason why a Gov should not enslave their people – – – – And why the USA and Europe should NOT enter into major business deals with the China Tyrannical Governments who are harvesting the organs of China citizens who fight Communism and want to practice Christianity in China. This is now proven !!!!

    It may be proven that this virus came from the "Wet-Market" in Wuhan…. But the Root-Cause was China military spending and zero spending in areas where the people were starving to death with no food to eat.

    This is a perfect example of why doing business with the wrong government can get your people killed.

    Greedy Cabal owned Democrats continue to say that COVID-19 will hit California as hard as it has hit Italy we do not close everything. The fact is – Italy is dying……

    1) Italy has a much high demographic of elderly people in close proximity to each other !!!! This virus kills Grey-heads around 65 years of age.

    2) Because Italy imported thousands of workers from Wuhan China to Italy in order to build their products baring the lucrative "Made in Italy" insignia ! This is why Italy has a larger virus infection than other countries.

    Doing business with communists and Tyrants can get you killed just as fast and voting them into your Government – as many Feeble minded Californians, Virginians, New Yorker's did by supporting the Democrat Party.

    We are in it deep now thanks to our greedy Democrats and some Greedy Republicans.

    We need to bring back much of the manufacturing from Mexico and China…… back to the USA and Europe.

    If we do not, and if we stay on this path of allowing China to make most of our imported gun parts, electronics, and everything else….. what goes around comes around. We will be enslaved for the profit by our own Gov and FEP also.

    I fact, there are few stock market resources left to get rich on… The very wealthy have gained by investing in the dot-coms, gold-silver, Real Estate, Tech Stocks, Big Pharma.

    These FEP (Financially Elite Psychopaths) have ruined the prices of everything by their investments……And Not just prices. Monsanto has now permanently poisoned most of the USA Farm Land soil with Dangerous Pesticides. And it cannot be cleaned up ! All while the Democrats who voted to allow this – also voted to not allow Monsanto Lawsuits.

    There is only one untouched untapped major resource to make the oligarchs or FEP even richer and more powerful –

    And that resource is the (Enslavement of the common workers of the West)

    Once you are enslaved with low wages and no medical or retirement, and no Rights……The Cabal or FEP and their bribed mostly Greedy Democrat politicians (Bribe Seeking Democrats) will become very rich and powerful…Just as the 3rd Reich had become.

    But these USA Democrats will have to disarm the common workers and burn their Constitution and bill of Rights first !!!!!

    Vote in November and replace all Democrat Politicians in 2020 !!!!

    A quote by Cicero in the year (43 B.C) while he was addressing the Roman Senate:

    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot

    survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable,

    for he is known and carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves

    amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling

    through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.

    For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar

    to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he

    appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He

    rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night

    to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so

    that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared."

  5. So, how did you plan on reducing the population by 15% using vaccines, Mr. Gates? I'd like you to explain that. It's pretty amazing nobody sees it for what it is.

  6. Bill gAtes is responsible for corona virus. He simulated it at 201 conference. He is behind Monsanto and planned parenthood. He wants us all dead or chipped

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  8. Bill Gates did a 2015 Ted Talk regarding a pandemic and while I was listening I felt like he was a fire fighter who became an arsonist.

  9. This was an amazing interview. HOWEVER! Whitney- please pay more attention because Bill answered 2/3 questions in his talk that you asked him again. If there are 1000s of questions I would’ve loved to hear new info from Bill as opposed to him repeat himself.

    Thank you all once more

  10. Of course he knew about the pandemic, he's part of the 1%, who are wanting to get rid of most of us! WAKE UP PEOPLE!

  11. Thank you.. his positive spirit really made me feel better. Bill Gates should be in charge of the World, he really does have his head on straight.

  12. Agree with him on pretty much everything but gotta wonder….for such a brilliant man, he seems so trusting of China.

  13. Someone pretended to be Bill Gates and represented Microsoft to gain bitcoins from people by cheating yesterday on YouTube via live of playing Bill Gates' interviews in the past in a continuous loop. Their temporary website is GATESCRYPTO. TECH

  14. The wearing of the mask is to prevent the spread to the surroundings rather than preparing for the infection.

    Paradoxically, this is the best way to block the path of infection that comes to you.

    This is because it is an important way to block the source of infection from society.

    Instead of becoming an infectious agent for your freedom, try to block the infectious agent for the public good.

    And don't forget, freedom always comes with responsibility.

  15. Science and technology has failed us!
    I don't want people to panic but remember media is the monster!
    And most hospitals are Petri dishes!
    Bill Gates scares me!
    The innocent are all going to be victims of corporate greed sorry to say!
    Galatians 6:17
    You want to hear the good news read the whole book of Ecclesiastes!
    The Kingdom of Heaven is within you. And Satan knows his time is short!

  16. Killing us off with vaccines must not have been fast enough, bill invested in a virus. Gates is an example of what money does, he loves depopulation for us, but never him or his kind. Because he's better than us, or so he believes.
    Hope he looses sleep over all the lives he has played god with. We know what you are.

  17. Everyone should take a look at how japan handle this pandemic, even though it was close to China and the second country to get affected yet the numbers are really astonishing compared to south korea, Italy etc.,

  18. Such big smiles while Chris talks! One could easily assume Bill is happy about… Something? 
    The virus (and) vaccine are lab generated, a plan seeded in 2009 where he and Warren Buffett pledged 41 Billion Dollars between them to project population control. George Soros and David Rockafeller were key players at this meeting to name a few. Now we know why his 2015 Ted vid was eerily prophetic! If you go back and reference the image of the virus he referred to in his first talk, it was low and behold COVID-19.
    The Good news is, All corrupt and corroded People, plans and systems working as The Deep State are currently being eradicated. This slimeball included #protectyourDNA #refusethevaccine


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