Bill Gates: It's not the right time to talk about China

GATES: I don’t think that’s a timely thing because it doesn’t affect how we act today. You know, China did a lot of things right at the beginning, like any country where a virus first shows up. They can look back and say they missed some things.

You know some countries did respond very quickly and get their testing in place and they avoided the incredible economic pain. It’s sad that even the U.S. which you would have expected to do well did it particularly poorly. But it’s not time to talk about that.

This is the time to talk about the great science we have, the fact we’re in this together, fixed testing, treatments, get that vaccine, and minimize the trillions of dollars in many things that you can’t even dimensionalize in economic terms that are awful about the situation we’re in.