Bill Gates on COVID-19: Most US tests are “completely garbage” (arstechnica.com)

arstechnica.com

For 20 years Bill Gates has been easing out of the roles that made him rich and famous—CEO, chief software architect, and chair of Microsoft—and devoting his brain power and passion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, abandoning earnings calls and antitrust hearings for the metrics of disease eradication and carbon reduction.

Submitted by mo2 on Sat, 08/08/2020 - 18:16
wsj.com

As U.S. and other governments sign deals for vaccine supplies, Gates, Gavi and Serum Institute of India pledge cheap shots for developing world

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said it is backing the world’s largest vaccine maker, Serum Institute of India, to churn out 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine for poorer countries and price them at less than $3.

Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 08/07/2020 - 18:12

The US Is Disastrously Behind in Covid-19 Testing. Again (wired.com)

wired.com

In most places in America, it’s not hard to get a Covid-19 test right now. You can walk into a clinic, pharmacy, even your local Wal-Mart, and walk out again, nose swabbed, without too much trouble. Getting the results of your test, on the other hand ... well, let’s just say you should be prepared to wait. And wait.

Submitted by Admin on Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:43

How the Pandemic Defeated America (theatlantic.com)

theatlantic.com

How did it come to this? A virus a thousand times smaller than a dust mote has humbled and humiliated the planet’s most powerful nation. America has failed to protect its people, leaving them with illness and financial ruin. It has lost its status as a global leader. It has careened between inaction and ineptitude. The breadth and magnitude of its errors are difficult, in the moment, to truly fathom.

Submitted by mo2 on Tue, 08/04/2020 - 18:35