Bill Gates told CNN on Thursday that the US is “not even close” to doing enough to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
Gates also dismissed Donald Trump’s recent claim that cases are rising because of increased testing as “completely false.”
The US cannot afford complacency ahead of the fall, when rates of transmission are likely to increase, he added.
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Bill Gates thinks the US is falling well behind in its response to the coronavirus.
Speaking to CNN on Thursday, the Microsoft billionaire said the US is “not even close” to doing enough to fight the virus.
“The United States has had a tough time. We’re not as tough on contact tracing or enforcing quarantine, and the compliance with mask wearing in the US is far less than particularly in the countries in Asia,” Gates said.
The US has reported more than 2.3 million COVID-19 infections and more than 122,000 deaths. On Wednesday, June 26, more than 36,000 new cases were confirmed — just shy of the 36,426 cases recorded on April 24, which remains the highest single-day total.
“The global picture and the picture in the US are both more bleak than I would have expected,” Gates said. …read more
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