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.
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00:00 Introduction 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?
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