- Bill Gates said on the first episode of his new podcast with the actress Rashida Jones that he doesn’t understand why people resist wearing masks.
- “What are these, like, nudists?” the Microsoft founder said. “I mean, you know, we ask you to wear pants, and no American says, or very few Americans say, that that’s, like, some terrible thing.”
- Gates said experts first based their recommendations on what they knew about other respiratory viruses, but COVID-19 turned out to be much different. Now the evidence that wearing masks helps to prevent the spread of the virus is “overwhelmingly clear.”
- The first episode of Jones and Gates’ new podcast series, “Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions,” also included an interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The evidence is overwhelming: Masks work to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
In places where they’re mandated, rates of COVID-19 sink, and one recent model estimated that if all Americans wore them, 63,000 more US deaths could be prevented by March.
But not all Americans are on board, snubbing the face coverings as a political statement against science and for independence.
Bill Gates doesn’t get them.
“The idea that somebody’s resisting wearing a mask, that is such a weird thing to me,” the billionaire Microsoft founder and philanthropist told the actress and comedian Rashida Jones on the first episode of their new podcast series, “Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions,” released Monday.
“What are these, like, nudists?” he said. “I mean, you know, we ask you to wear pants, and no American says, or very few Americans say, that that’s, like, some terrible thing.”
Source: Business Insider
Original publication 16 November, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 29th November 2020
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