Bill Gates on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah: 80% of people are going to change their activities. Key Items discussed: 2015 TED talk prediction, Vaccines, Changes in the next month, Prioritise testing, President Cyril Ramaphosa fighting the coronavirus, $100m donation from Gates Foundation.
Key point 1: Bill Gates predicted global threat with Coronavirus characteristics. He did this on his TED talk in 2015.
Key point 2: Vaccines Gates Foundation has funded some work that will help with the vaccines now and the diagnostics.
Key point 3: In the next months, about 80% of people are going to change their activities.
Interview Video: Trevor and Billgates:
In 2015, Gates gave a presentation in which he gamed out a potential scenario that showed just how unprepared the world would be for an outbreak of a highly contagious respiratory disease like COVID-19. Gates said he gave the talk and reiterated his points in future articles and presentations in the hopes that it might prompt governments to better prepare for such a pandemic, although, of course, as he noted few really followed through, Rollingstone
Bill Gates also said, “If the country can stick to social distancing over the next few months and prioritize testing, Gates said the economy could begin to reopen “ideally in the early summer if things go well.”