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Coronavirus tests are a complete waste - Bill Gates

By natasha01 • a week ago • 902 views • 308 comments

 Coronavirus tests are a complete waste - Bill Gates

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Bill Gates, the former CEO and founder of Microsoft, believes Coronavirus tests are a 'complete waste.'

According to the Billionaire, the amount of time it takes for test results to come back means they don't achieve the purpose for which they were carried out, which is a timely isolation of the patient before spread of the disease begins.

According to Bill Gates, whose foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to treatment and vaccine research for Covid-19, people need to get results back sooner so that they're able to "change their behavior so they're not infecting other people."

"The simplest thing, which has to do with such insanity, is you should not reimburse somebody for getting a test that it takes more than 48 hours to get the result back," Gates said in an interview with CNBC.

"That test is a complete waste. And to all these numbers about how much we test, the majority is just complete waste," he added, calling it "insane" to have to pay for test results that could take more than three days and up to a full week.

Adm. Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary for health at the US Department of Health and Human Services, agrees with Bill Gates that testing needs to be improved.

Giroir speaking with CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." said;

"I started out by saying that we are never going to be happy with testing until we get turnaround times within 24 hours, and I would be happy with point-of-care testing everywhere. We are not there yet. We are doing everything we can to do that,"

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    a week ago

    Bill Gates should concentrate on Microsoft,  he is not a medical doctor 

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    a week ago

    thanks for the information from around the world continue updating us

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    a week ago

    Following Thanks for sharing keep us posted 🙏

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    a week ago

    Wow this is interesting and Very profound and rare information. I must say I’m greatly amazed at this much information and Very insightfulness in this article.

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    a week ago

    I think the only thing we should wait on are the cases to end, that's it 

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    a week ago

    following

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    Interesting article thanks for the update I will be in touch

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    a week ago

    I conquer with him

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    a week ago

    Everyone has their own version of corona virus

    thanks for the update 

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    a week ago

    Thanks for the information

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    a week ago

    Bill Gates, the former CEO and founder of Microsoft, believes Coronavirus tests are a 'complete waste.'

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    a week ago

    Interesting 

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    a week ago

    Thanks for sharing

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    a week ago

    Following

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    a week ago

    Following thanks for sharing

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    a week ago

    Thanks for the update.. 

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    a week ago

    Following 

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    a week ago

    Okay following up to

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    a week ago

    This pandemic has put people into a tuff time hope all.goes well

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    a week ago

    On this one I support Bill, like what the use if the results will be out after a week? By then that person would have been into contact with a lot of people.

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    a week ago

    I don't know why but I hate this man. He has no medical knowledge nor is he a Medical student for him to have so much power over leaders of the nations. Just because he has money?? Ohh please..... He is the same person that was saying the tests are true now he is contradicting himself

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    a week ago

    Following

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    a week ago

    the whole virus is just a big problem and has harmed the world

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    a week ago

    Interesting article

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    a week ago

    I wonder if Bill Gates is right, anyway only God knows. Thank you so much for the information

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    a week ago

    I am with Billgates on this one, the results for covid19 tests take way too long before they get to know whether they are positive or negative, it really needs to improve.

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    a week ago

    saying that while people are dying

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    a week ago

    Thanks for this information 

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    a week ago

    That is very true

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    a week ago

    Following

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    a week ago

    Don't

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    a week ago

    Wow that's nice to share this everyone who does not know about this topic very interesting story and smashing a wonderful skill set up i usually love to read news 

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    a week ago

    Fascinating article very informative and interesting 

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    a week ago

    Well I agree with Bill Gates. .. 

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    a week ago
    This not different from what they use to do. They are known for this.
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    a week ago

    Thanks for sharing this information with everyone we really appreciate it.

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    a week ago

    Great share

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    a week ago

    Thanks for the update I will be following

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    a week ago

    This is very true because it will take hours for results and by then the person would have gone 

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    a week ago

    Following

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    a week ago

    Thank you very much for sharing this article with us

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    a week ago

    Following 

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    a week ago

    I don't agree with the billionaire covid 19 tests are necessary 100%. We should know when we are sick or not

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    a week ago

    Thanks for the update 

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    a week ago

    How so he must know something behind his statement, thanks for sharing

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    a week ago

    Indeed they take more time than expected,48hours is just too much

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    a week ago

    Nice point of realization Bill Gates. You've Expressed a good point.

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    a week ago

    He's thinking

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    a week ago

    But why is it even so? His not even a medical professional or practitioner. 

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    a week ago

    Following

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    a week ago

    I don't know why but I hate this man. He has no medical knowledge nor is he a Medical student for him to have so much power over leaders of the nations. Just because he has money?? Ohh please..... He is the same person that was saying the tests are true now he is contradicting himself

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    a week ago

    Interesting

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    a week ago

    Thanks for sharing the article. This is of great benefit to everyone.

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    a week ago

    On a serious note this is very much true cause if someone is positive n can take up to three days to have the results then the person will spread the virus before the tests results come out.

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    a week ago

    Following up closely and thank you for the information

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    a week ago

    Thanks for the information 

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    a week ago

    Corona virus complete waste by Bill gate

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    a week ago

    Following up 

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    a week ago

    thanks for sharing

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    a week ago

    these  are interesting stories

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    a week ago

    Oh is it true?

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    a week ago

    I don't understand I think it's not a waste of time it's helping identify those that are affected and  get treatment

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    a week ago

    Okay..thanx for the information shared this evening with us on this platform

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    a week ago

    He has a very valid point .hope new techniques will be out in place to test for the virus

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    a week ago

    Thank you for the information you have shared this really good news

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    a week ago

    GG

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    a week ago

    This is very very sad 😔 and yet very informative am taking note

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    a week ago

    True

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    a week ago

    2 days is too much. I think medical facilities should be advanced to give results intantly unless otherwise but again it depends on the kind of infection. It is confusing anyway. Thank you

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    a week ago

    The simplest thing, which has to do with such insanity, is you should not reimburse somebody for getting a test that it takes more than 48 hours to get the result back......

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    a week ago

    Thank you so much for this wonderful piece of information and thanks for the update. 

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    a week ago

    ohoh i think he might be right

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    a week ago

    this is very true,,,,,other peple are even dying before they receive their results,,,,this is so disheartening

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    a week ago

    Thanks for sharing

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    a week ago

    He has done the right thing contributing all that staff. on the other hand, rumours are that he is part of the cause of the virus.

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    a week ago

    Closely following

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    a week ago

    Shut up.. old man

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    a week ago

    Following 

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    a week ago

    That's the billionaire's point of view, thank you for sharing the information.

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    a week ago

    He's absolutely not wrong. But the testing just has to happen. People react differently to certain things. Well it must be straining his pocket. 

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    a week ago

    Thank you for the information you have shared this is really good news.

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    a week ago

    Following 

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    a week ago

    Following 

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    a week ago

    Thank you very much for sharing this information with us 

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    a week ago

    According to the Billionaire, the amount of time it takes for test results to come back means they don't achieve the purpose for which they were carried out, which is a timely isolation of the patient before spread of the disease begins

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    a week ago

    Thanks for info

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    a week ago

    The speaks. 

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    a week ago

    He's somewhat right cause many people are asymptomatic therefore spreading the disease/virus

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    a week ago

    Okay

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    a week ago

    They're are really a waste because most times the results turn out to be false positives.

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    a week ago

    Thanks for the update 

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    a week ago

    Thanks for sharing

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    a week ago

    Well I agree with Bill gates

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    a week ago

    Following

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    Interesting 

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    a week ago

    this is an interesting article keep us updated thank you very much

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    a week ago

    Following

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    a week ago

    Following

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    a week ago

    I feel he has a point the longer the test results take the more people are infected it should be looked into 

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    a week ago

    I wonder if Bill Gates is right, anyway only God knows. Thank you so much for the information.

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    a week ago

    Following

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    a week ago

    Thank you for the update

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    Bill gate

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    a week ago

    Thank you for updating us all

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    a week ago
    She left Stanford during her sophomore year to launch Theranos, a company devoted to developing minimally invasive laboratory testing services, serving as the companys founder ...
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    a week ago

    Following

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    a week ago

    he cud be right about it but again he is the main player inthis whole thing of vaccine tests and donations. he shud improve things himself

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    a week ago

    Am in support.

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    a week ago

    Bill Gates what are you insinuating

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    a week ago

    is this true?

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    a week ago

    Thanks for the updates concerning corona virus disease, keep on updating us on more.

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    a week ago
    Bill Gates attended Harvard University. However, he dropped out in his junior year to found Microsoft with his friend Paul Allen.
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    a week ago

    Thanks for sharing this information with us keep on updating us 

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    a week ago

    Following 

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    a week ago

    According to Bill Gates, whose foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to treatment and vaccine research for Covid-19, people need to get results back sooner so that they're able to "change their behavior so they're not infecting other people."

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    a week ago

    This makes sense ....but we have no Choice but to wait for the test results whenever they're ready

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    a week ago

    Following

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    a week ago

    It's really Wild such that even Bill gates is finding it to be a waste of time.

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