Microsoft founder Bill Gates has expressed disappointment with a ‘lack of US leadership’ to fight the Coronavirus globally that led to developing nations like India and Brazil bearing the brunt of the pandemic, CNN reported. Gates in a Coronavirus Town Hall, however, said that he is hoping that the US will ‘step up’ and help get the tools, particularly the Covid vaccine, to people. Gates said that the existing Covid scenario in the US and the world is “more bleak” than he expected.
The billionaire philanthropist said that given there are too many deaths in the US means that the country is “not even close” to doing enough to take on the deadly disease. “The US, in particular, hasn’t had the leadership messages or coordination that you would have expected,” he added. The death toll due to Covid in the US topped the global chart at nearly 26 lakh cases followed by 13.19 lakh cases in Brazil, 6.34 lakh patients in Russia and 5.37 lakh cases in India, according to Worldometer.