[Ed. – He’s not actually a health expert, but he did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.]
Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Bill Gates said Sunday the world is “in uncharted territory” due to a lack of investment and preparation for the novel coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus has now infected more than 1.8 million people and killed more than 114,000 around the globe.
“Well, there was the period when I and other health experts were saying that this was the greatest potential downfall the world faced,” Gates told BBC Breakfast Sunday, referencing past warnings Gates gave including a 2015 Ted Talk titled “The next outbreak? We’re not ready.”
“We definitely will look back and wish we had invested more so that we could quickly have all the diagnostics, drugs and vaccines,” he said.
Gates said nations could have better prepared testing capabilities and made sure hospitals were prepared to handle a surge of patients.