Monday, August 10, 2020
Bill Gates discusses Covid-19 testing on Fareed Zakaria GPS: "[I]n the case of the United States, they opened up their bars, they didn't do much in the way of wearing masks. And so those areas became this second wave. Not a rebound out of New York, New Jersey, but instead those regions. And so that's where Europe and the U.S. are quite different. Our testing, of course, to this day, it's mind-blowing that because you can't get the federal government to improve the testing because they just want to say how great it is, you know, I've said to them, look, have a CDC Web site that prioritizes who gets tested. That's trivial to do. They won't pay attention to that. I've said, don't reimburse any tests where the result goes back after three days. You're paying billions of dollars in this very inequitable way to get the most worthless test results of any country in the world. Then you've created this incentive for the commercial guys to have long lines because you do not -- you just want to waste government money. You pay as much for the late result as the timely result. No other country has the testing insanity because they won't talk about fixing it because they're -- you know, they think they need to just keep acting like they've done a competent job."
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