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

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

00:50 – 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?

Further reading:

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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