- The Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, who urged world leaders in a 2015 TED talk to prepare for a pandemic, wrote an op-ed article for The Washington Post on how the US could emerge victorious against the novel coronavirus.
- Gates introduced a three-point plan based on expert consultations he had through his work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is funding research for a coronavirus treatment.
- The first point in Gates' plan is calling for a "consistent nationwide approach" in the US to lockdowns.
- Gates also called for the federal government to ramp up testing and establishing a clear prioritization on who will be tested first, with the highest priority going to medical workers followed by highly symptomatic and at-risk patients.
- The final step, as Gates outlined, would be to take a "data-based approach to developing treatments and a vaccine," urging leaders to help by "not stoking rumors or panic buying."
Bill Gates, who urged world leaders to prepare for a pandemic in 2015, lays out a 3-point plan on how the US can emerge victorious against COVID-19
Gates wrote an op-ed article for The Washington Post in which he made suggestions based on expert consultations he'd had through work his charity.
A similar approach may work in other countries as well.