Bill Gates is a man not concerned about the space race. He instead focuses his attention on the plant he lives in and its several issues. While his billionaire friends like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos couldn’t wait to let the celestial visions unfold, Bill Gates is more concerned about eradicating diseases. As opposed to the working day in and out to show wealthy customers the wonders of space for a few minutes in space, Bill Gates intends to combat malaria and tuberculosis and other diseases that are eating up developing countries whole.
The fourth richest person on the planet told CNN’s Becky Anderson on Wednesday that more basic problems consume his time now; Gates said, “The space race, a lot of that is a commercial market. Having great internet connections throughout Africa is a good thing. Using observation satellites to see what’s going on with agriculture and climate change. So that’s not philanthropically motivated altogether. I do hope that people who are rich will find ways to give their wealth back to society with high impact. Clearly, they’ve got skills. They can’t, or shouldn’t, want to consume it all themselves.”
He added, “Until we can get rid of malaria and tuberculosis, and all these diseases that are so terrible in poor countries, that’s going to be my total focus,” he said. Not only tackling diseases like Malaria and Tuberculosis but Bill Gates’s aim in 2022 is also to eradicate polio entirely from the face of the Earth. Even with the ongoing pandemic and the omicron variant wreaking havoc in several countries, Bill Gates is optimistic and predicts that the Covid-19 pandemic will be over in 2022.
Gates, in his blog, noted, “It might be foolish to make another prediction, but I think the acute phase of the pandemic will come to a close sometime in 2022. Communities will still see occasional outbreaks, but new drugs will be available that could take care of most cases, and hospitals will be able to handle the rest. In a couple of years, my hope is that the only time you will really have to think about the virus is when you get your joint COVID and flu vaccine every fall.”
According to Lad Bible, Bill Gates revealed loads of projects are set up to get rid of diseases; however, there isn’t enough funding. “We really need to invest in the health of Africa, so children survive, so they have good nutrition, and that’s the future, so they can be well educated and lift up the continent. So we’re always going out and saying we want more governments and philanthropists to get involved.”