RT @PipsToDollars: Bill Gates on Trump call for quick end to lockdown: It’s tough to tell people ‘keep going to restaurants, go buy new houses, ignore that pile of bodies over in the corner’ https://t.co/4OH9A2cxI4
Bill Gates on Trump call for quick end to lockdown: "‘There really is no middle ground, and it’s very tough to say to people, “Hey, keep going to restaurants, go buy new houses, [and] ignore that pile of bodies over in the corner." https://t.co/drJJzveDVa
The normal flu is human interaction contagion and killed 80,000 in the US last year. Seems like Mr. Gates and a lot of sheep on the Reddit boards were stepping over a lot of bodies to get to work last year and "just ignored the bodies". If you would have locked down last year Reddit, you wouldn't have so much "blood on your hands just to get your paychecks".
I think Bill Gates is going to find out a sinister fact that people in many politically active circles have been trying to elucidate to the public for decades: there is a large segment of the population that genuinely does not care, and in some cases would prefer, if their fellow human beings die. There are many people that would gladly take the deaths of 2% of the US population if it simply meant they could start going bacl to ordering things off Amazon without hassle
I've seen a not-insignificant number of people in online games calling this virus "Boomer Remover" and generally expressing their belief that things will improve as one group or another (usually political or racial) dies from the virus.
This pandemic is bringing out the best and the worst of society. It's heartening to see the good, but a bit shocking to see just how bad the worst parts have gotten.
I disagree. Should wealth be more evenly distributed than it is now? Of course. Much more. But I don't think wealth caps are good or necessary.
Regardless I judge Gates on his character and judgement, which in recent years has been much better than other ultra-wealthy people. He has been warning about pandemics for years, and I thought he was crazy spending all his time and money on it's prevention, but he turns out to be right.
The Whitehouse could've used that judgement.