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Bill Gates weighs in on how to respond
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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 3/1/2020 5:10:03 PM

Bill Gates weighed in on the novel coronavirus Friday morning with a blog post in which he called on world leaders to not only address the current problem but improve “the way we respond to outbreaks in general.” “Global health experts have been saying for years that another pandemic rivaling the speed and severity of the 1918 influenza epidemic wasn’t a matter of if but when.


$100 million will help. We think the world of Gates here in Seattle. Oh... there are a few exceptions.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bgarrett 3/1/2020 5:21:48 PM (No. 333833)
Why doesnt Bill do it instead of telling others to do it?? Trump didnt want to be President but he saw that someone needed to do it right for a change
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Strike3 3/1/2020 5:25:55 PM (No. 333838)
Did somebody tell the world's first software pirate that this is a real virus and not a computer virus? Oh, wait. Windows can't handle those either.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: gymnast 3/1/2020 5:32:52 PM (No. 333842)
I would bet money that Bill Gates has never had so much as an introductory course of study of Epidemiology let alone Virology or Public Health. He is nothing more than a rich fan in the stands shooting off his mouth and waiting to see how the "game" turns out.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Agent Orange 3/1/2020 5:42:59 PM (No. 333850)
To poster #3, you may not like what Bill Gates has to say, but the man reads an incredible volume of technical books on all sorts of subjects every day. Mind you, I'm not a big fan of Bill Gates, but if you have Netflix, watch all three chapters of ... "Inside Bill Gates Head." You will come to the realization that he is indeed a brainiac. MSgt USAF (ret)
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Reply 5 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 3/1/2020 5:49:35 PM (No. 333852)
"development of treatments and vaccines, and making them widely available to the public without a profit motive" More dopey liberal think. The REASON vaccines are able to be developed so quickly is BECAUSE there is money to be made AND because money WAS made on previous efforts and can be applied for R&D. If governments want the advantage of private enterprise's capabilities, then they should pony up the money to pay for it. Otherwise, the next time it is needed, it won't be available. If Gates wants to use his money to pay for it, great. It's amazing that he doesn't understand this. Gates didn't build his systems and improve them out of altruism. He did it because people would pay for the improvements. Profit on one generation paid for development of the next generation. And yes, there is always a need to expand preparedness, not only for health but in hundreds of other areas as well. There is never enough time, money, or talent to do all things. Economics is the allocation of scarce resources in the most effective ways. The profit motive helps to steer those choices because it is impossible to do everything. This is one of Gate's causes. It is not the only cause out there or not even necessarily the most important.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: voxpopuli 3/1/2020 6:02:35 PM (No. 333858)
i am afraid this, for once, is beyond his ability to solve with mere money.. HOW can you cure a HOAX??!!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Kate318 3/1/2020 6:25:31 PM (No. 333866)
Memo to Bill Gates: This isn’t 1918. And you, with all your worldly accomplishments, technologies, and involvement in global health should understand how and why there is a difference.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Griller1 3/1/2020 6:41:06 PM (No. 333885)
When I was growing up, Robert McNamara was supposed to be the world's smartest man. He got out of his area of specialty and failed miserably. Gates needs to stick with what he knows and leave this up to the experts.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: gop_guys 3/1/2020 6:50:55 PM (No. 333893)
This man has an agenda. It’s to reduce the carbon imprint by lowering the population through birth control, sterilization, & abortion. He promotes the Chinese model of 1 child per family. Some think he may be behind some very bad things.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: lakerman1 3/1/2020 6:59:04 PM (No. 333896)
viruses undergo genetic change, some more rapidly than others. That makes it difficult to come up with a perfect flu vaccine, for example,. because the scientists are guessing where the flu virus will look like at some point in the future. sometimes they guess accurately, other times not so accurate. the 1918 flu pandemic took place during population dislocations, caused by WWI, and the gas attacks compromised lots of people, making them more vulnerable to that brand of the flu. and because of population movements, the normal process of herd immunity was disrupted. I find Gates to be an annoying individual, who has stolen trillions of dollars by selling an app as an operating system.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rumblehog 3/1/2020 7:33:34 PM (No. 333917)
How about we just seal off communist countries and third-world hellholes? It worked nicely for the USA during the Cold War.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: jntsrgn 3/1/2020 7:42:30 PM (No. 333922)
So his big idea is to throw money at it? What a genius.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: coldoc 3/1/2020 7:42:36 PM (No. 333923)
If anyone knows about viruses it would be the inventor of the virus masquerading as an operating system/windows.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Corndoggies 3/1/2020 8:16:04 PM (No. 333944)
What #9 said. There’s a video of gates exposing how to solve the worlds problems. One of his top solutions is to drastically lower the population.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: or gate 3/1/2020 8:26:31 PM (No. 333947)
Bill should just stick to code. Linux
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Reply 16 - Posted by: columba 3/1/2020 11:00:34 PM (No. 334033)
Gates invented DOS while employed at IBM and now considers himself a genius.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/1/2020 11:16:19 PM (No. 334037)
Bill, stick with what you know.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: TulsaTowner 3/2/2020 2:31:43 AM (No. 334108)
If our health system worked like Windows, we'd all be in a great deal of trouble. Come to think of it, when I visit the doctor, the whole staff seems to be struggling with Windows problems constantly. I switched to Linux several years ago and wish I had done so much earlier.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Trigger2 3/2/2020 2:46:53 AM (No. 334112)
Typical libtard. Get world leaders to pony up money instead of using his own.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: DVC 3/2/2020 11:59:14 AM (No. 334439)
Really? I am supposed to actually be interested in what this guy thinks about this? I could not possibly care less what he thinks, and can't be bothered to even check.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DVC 3/2/2020 12:07:56 PM (No. 334441)
#2, "software pirate"? Interesting. I am pretty familiar with the early days of Microsoft, and that doesn't ring true to anything I know, maybe I missed something. What's the basis for that claim? I'm no giant fan of Gates, but as I understand it he did create a lot of value when he started. From what I have read, he purchased DOS after being turned down by CPM's Kildall, and reworked, repackaged and re-sold it to IBM, who reworked, repackaged and resold it to lots of customers. If he actually stole something, it would be interesting to know what it was.
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