from Zero Hedge
Bill Gates vehemently defended China’s initial response to the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, telling CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that the communist country – which silenced whistleblowers and lied about transmissibility – “did a lot of things right.”
“How would you respond to the charge that hte Chinese covered this up. They’ve essentially deceived the rest of the world, and as a result, they should be held in some way responsible for this?” asked Zakaria.
To which Gates responded: “Well, I don’t think that’s a timely thing because it doesn’t affect how we act today. You know, China did a lot of things right. At the beginning, like any country where a virus first shows up, they can look back and say that they missed some things,” Gates said, adding “Some countries did respond very quickly and get their testing in place, and they avoided the incredible economic pain – and it’s sad that even the US that you would have expected to do this well, did it particularly poorly – but it’s not time to talk about that.“