Bill Gates praises China’s handling of coronavirus pandemic, attacks US response to the same pandemic
With many people blaming China for not acting quickly after it learned about the coronavirus outbreak back in November 2019, Bill Gates, however, praises China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday via video call, Microsoft co-founder used the same interview to attack U.S.’s response to the outbreak of COVID-19 that originated in Wuhan, China.
Gates said that the Chinese government “did a lot of things right at the beginning.” Speaking with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria via video call, Gates was asked:“How would you respond to the charge that the Chinese covered this up, they essentially deceived the rest of the world, and as a result, they should be held in some way responsible for this?”
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria asked Gates: “How would you respond to the charge that the Chinese covered this up, they essentially deceived the rest of the world, and as a result, they should be held in someway responsible for this?”
“Well, I don’t think that’s a timely thing because it doesn’t affect how we act today,” Gates claimed. “China did a lot of things right at the beginning. Like any country where a virus first shows up, they can look back and see where they missed some things.”
China falsely claimed that the coronavirus came from the United States Army; tried to cover it up by silencing doctors and journalists who were trying to warn the world; told the world that there was not evidence the coronavirus could be transmitted person to person when they knew for a fact that it could; intentionally lied about how bad the outbreak was and tried to cover up deaths; and is allegedly continuing to withhold critical information about the outbreak.
“Some countries did respond very quickly and get their testing in place and they avoided the incredible economic pain, and its sad that even the U.S., that you would have expected to do this well, did it particularly poorly,” Gates claimed.
China’s economy has been devastated by the outbreak, as have many of the world’s leading economies. “That’s a distraction,” Gates claimed about criticisms of China.
Bill Gates claims that criticisms of how China lied and covered up the coronavirus is a “distraction”: “China did a lot of things right at the beginning … they avoided the incredible economic pain … I think there’s a lot of incorrect and unfair things said”
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