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Bill Gates – Coronavirus: ‘The big challenge is the urban slum areas’

By Nicholas Norbrook
Posted on Friday, 1 May 2020 11:58, updated on Friday, 8 May 2020 10:06

Bill Gates

The founder of Microsoft has been pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the fight against COVID-19

He wants an army of innovators to tackle the problem.

And beyond the immediate fight, says Gates, we need to look to our institutions as a way to tackle pandemics.

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“After World War Two, there was a huge investment made in global institutions”, says Gates. “Not institutions that actually could control things but at least created a forum for cooperation. And you have to say it’s very impressive that since World War Two, there hasn’t been a [war with] nuclear weapons used and the major powers have not gone to war with each other.”

That includes the World Health Organisation, currently under siege by the US administration.

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