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‘Most governments take advantage of their scientists and listen to them. They don’t undermine them and attack them.’
That’s Bill Gates, billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft
co-founder, throwing shade, without naming names, at the Trump administration for its treatment of Dr. Anthony Fauci.
“Our response in most respects has not been very good. And we would have expected it to be good,” Gates told CNBC, adding that other countries have “done very, very well” in taking the steps to combat the virus. “Mask compliance in the United States is quite poor,” Gates said. “And yet the cost of the mask and the productivity lost from [not wearing] the mask, it’s quite an intervention.” Watch the interview:
In a separate interview a day earlier on Politico, Gates delivered the same message about the federal government’s shortcomings. “If you’re willing to admit that you’re not doing a perfect job, you could improve this thing very, very quickly,” he said. “Right now, testing, contact tracing, we’re doing among the worst of any country.” Gates again defended Dr. Fauci, calling out the government for “undermining …
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