Coronavirus: The test is a complete waste if it comes late – Bill Gates

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Former CEO and founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates believes Coronavirus tests are a ‘complete waste.’

According to the Billionaire, the amount of time it takes for test results to come back means they don’t achieve the purpose for which they were carried out, which is timely isolation of the patient before spread of the disease begins.

He believes people need to get results back sooner so that they’re able to “change their behaviour so they’re not infecting other people.”

“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,” Gates said in an interview with CNBC.

“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.


  1. I believe you Sir. If tests comes out positive when one is deemed safe because the resuly comes late, he must have infected many people. This accounts why members of household contact the diseae easily

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