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Covid-19: Bill Gates predicts the end of the pandemic | The Economist

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Bill Gates had long warned of the risk that a new virus would go global. Now he explains to Zanny Minton Beddoes, our editor-in-chief, how—and when—the covid-19 pandemic is likely to end. To find out more read here: https://econ.st/3aCqVvI 00:00 Introduction 00:50 Are we spending enough? 01:51 Why aren’t we spending the billions to save ...

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Bill Gates had long warned of the risk that a new virus would go global. Now he explains to Zanny Minton Beddoes, our editor-in-chief, how—and when—the covid-19 pandemic is likely to end.



To find out more read here: https://econ.st/3aCqVvI



00:00 Introduction


00:50 Are we spending enough?


01:51 Why aren’t we spending the billions to save the trillions?


03:35 What is realistic for the global coverage of a vaccine?


04:55 Will anti-vaxxers be a problem?


06:07 How far has this set back progress in the emerging world?



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Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/3iXoffk



Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest covid-19 coverage: https://econ.st/3aHU7kX



Bill Gates on how to fight future pandemics: https://econ.st/3iVzkNW



See our data on tracking covid-19 excess deaths around the world: https://econ.st/2EeVefR



The pandemic shows the urgency of reforming care for the elderly: https://econ.st/323VYwF



Read about economic recovery in emerging-market countries: https://econ.st/2EhC0GB



Official economic forecasts for poor countries are too optimistic: https://econ.st/31YVh7C



Read our article on America’s delayed second stimulus package: https://econ.st/2DX1JEv



Why the true number of Africa’s covid-19 cases must be much higher than official figures: https://econ.st/3iTX8l1



Covid-19 testing labs are being overwhelmed: https://econ.st/2EeV2gD



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