Bill Gates speaks on coronavirus test results
Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, has again spoken about Coronavirus, this time he described the delay in the process of getting the virus test as a complete waste.
According to Gates, the duration of getting a COVID-19 test results has defeated the purpose for which they are carried out.
He stated that the delay in getting test results has defeated the aim for that, because in the real sense of it the COVID-19 test was aimed at getting patients isolated on time to prevent the spread of the virus.
The well known philanthropist made it clear that people need to get results sooner so that they can “change their behavior so they’re not infecting other people.”
In his interaction with CNBC, Gates said: “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.
“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.”