This interview is the first time that I have listened to anything Bill Gates has said about the coronavirus. I admit I am sharing it here mainly to troll the truthers and conspiracy theorists.
Bill Gates has a website where he has shared his take on the virus:
“The coronavirus pandemic pits all of humanity against the virus. The damage to health, wealth, and well-being has already been enormous. This is like a world war, except in this case, we’re all on the same side. Everyone can work together to learn about the disease and develop tools to fight it. I see global innovation as the key to limiting the damage. This includes innovations in testing, treatments, vaccines, and policies to limit the spread while minimizing the damage to economies and well-being.
This memo shares my view of the situation and how we can accelerate these innovations. (Because this post is long, it is also available as a PDF.) The situation changes every day, there is a lot of information available—much of it contradictory—and it can be hard to make sense of all the proposals and ideas you may hear about. It can also sound like we have all the scientific advances needed to re-open the economy, but in fact we do not. Although some of what’s below gets fairly technical, I hope it helps people make sense of what is happening, understand the innovations we still need, and make informed decisions about dealing with the pandemic. …”
I think he is wrong in assuming we are all on the side in this.
There are conspiracy theorists, truthers and libertarians who support Donald Trump who believe the real enemy is a potential vaccine, not the virus, which they are convinced is a HOAX.
Andrew Anglin, for example, fled to the Philippines to live in the jungle because he was convinced that the Reptilians and the New World Order were conspiring to put a microchip in his brain.
UPDATE: I see Anglin still believes this. He has written a new article about it for his fellow lunatics.