For those who haven’t been keeping up with the news for the last few years, Bill and Melinda Gates have been plowing some of their wealth into mitigating and preventing epidemics over the last decade. Like the World Health Organisation and just about anyone with any sense of medical history, he predicted very accurately the type of epidemic we are now facing – a worldwide respiratory pandemic.
He is facing Trevor Noah on the Social Distancing Show yesterday. His ideas have a world wide clarity that is worth listening to. It is exactly applicable to what New Zealand is currently dealing with and the choices we will have to make when the immediate lockdown is over.
Watch it and make up your own mind.
There is one stipulation on my post – if you want to make an ideological rant about Bill Gates, Microsoft, Linux, or billionaires funding charities (or the really odd fandom faction) then I’d suggest you use OpenMike because I have heard them all before. I’m seriously uninterested in hearing another repetitive parrot.
So stick to the topic in the video please. Or get a ban from my itchy finger. This is your warning.