Bill Gates: The Pandemic Has Erased Years of Progress
WORLD · TECH · HEALTH
September 24, 20208 min read1667 words
Published: September 24, 2020  |  8 min read1667 words
In April 2018, I spoke with Bill Gates about two near certainties—that the world would eventually face a serious pandemic and that it was not prepared for one. Even then, Gates acknowledged that this was the rare scenario that punctured his trademark optimism about global progres...
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October 21, 2020
A brilliant example of how to conduct an interview. Additionally, this is another reason why I am an admirer of this particular Author. In what may seem like a lengthy piece (it isn't - so please do read it) but in reality is fairly brief, the Writer is able to ask substantive questions that elicit substantive answers. Yeoman's service in this regard. Concise and precise the prose is as crisp as a fall morning in the Northeast. No extraneous frippery. No slavish obsequiousness. Nicely done and a worthwhile read. Five stars!
October 21, 2020
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October 21, 2020
The Atlantic, for me, has always been a reliable source.
October 21, 2020
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October 22, 2020
This is a one-on-one interview; Gates could complain if Yong mis-represented his views. But the two have an ongoing relationship that make it very trustworthy From the several other pieces by Yong that I've read, and from Gates's many public comments, two ALSO share a perspective on pubic health and general well-being. This interview is at a very understandable layman's level that clearly expresses the concerns about the devastation from COVID. I won't try to say how precise Gates's claims are of the harm that COVID has wreaked, but they are consistent with everything else I read This is yet another useful, well-written article from Yong.
October 22, 2020
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October 21, 2020
A good investigative interview with Bill Gates on the lasting damage and lack of preparedness around the world for this pandemic. Thoughtful questions and sincere answers.
October 21, 2020
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