Linked on April 3, 2020
Bill Gates in The Washington Post this week:
There's no question the United States missed the opportunity to get ahead of the novel coronavirus. But the window for making important decisions hasn't closed. The choices we and our leaders make now will have an enormous impact on how soon case numbers start to go down, how long the economy remains shut down and how many Americans will have to bury a loved one because of covid-19.
Through my work with the Gates Foundation, I've spoken with experts and leaders in Washington and across the country. It's become clear to me that we must take three steps.
Very clear and reasonable steps.
It seems about time for the leadership in this country to get its act together and start taking control of this. I’m looking at you too, Texas.