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Bill Gates: The US is ‘not even enough’ to do enough to fight a pandemic



Bill Gates: The US is 'not even enough' to do enough to fight a pandemic

Speaking to CNN Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta at Coronavirus City Hall, Gates said the fact that people are still dying in the US today shows that the country is “not even close” to do enough to fight a pandemic.

“It is possible to increase testing for new pathogens very, very quickly,” he said.

“Actually a number of countries are doing very well in this regard and the technology continues to improve there. The US in particular does not yet have the leadership or coordination message that you expect.”

Gates attributed the increase in numbers due to lack of testing and contact tracing, as well as lack of wearing masks. He said other countries that had done those things effectively had seen the numbers decline.

Coronavirus cases are soaring in several countries

“The range of behavior in the US today, some people are very conservative in what they do, and some people ignore the epidemic, it’s huge,” Gates said.

“Some people almost feel it is an unfavorable political problem,” he added, something he said he did not expect in America.

“The North Dakota governor, a friend of mine, must say ‘please don’t be cruel to people wearing masks’ that make thoughts like this explode.”

Gates rejected the White House’s claim that the increase in the number of cases was a direct result of increased testing, calling it “entirely wrong.”

He also expressed his disappointment at what he called the lack of US leadership to deal with the virus globally, which has caused developing countries – such as Brazil and India – to bear the biggest burden of the disease.

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However, he said he still hoped that the US would “improve” and help get tools, especially vaccines, for everyone in the world.

Vaccine search

In terms of timeframe, Gates said that he was in harmony with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, predicted that there would be a decent vaccine by the end of this year, or early 2021. He said he and Fauci were in constant contact.

In February, Gates, who along with his wife Melinda, runs the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, pledging up to $ 100 million to help control the corona virus outbreak worldwide. They said the funds would be used to help find vaccines for the virus, limit their spread and improve patient detection and treatment.

During City Hall, Gates explained that there are two characteristics that are being evaluated in developing vaccines. First, that the vaccine prevents you from getting sick and second, that it prevents you from spreading it to others.

In the latter, he warned that “it is not guaranteed that the vaccine will be a perfect inhibitor of transmission.”

However, Gates said recent evidence showed that the antibody response was “very strong,” which indicates one year of immunity for anyone suffering from the disease.

For every American diagnosed with coronavirus, another 10 are missed, the CDC said

The biggest hurdle, in his view, is not to develop or distribute vaccines – it will ensure people take it.

Because of the urgent need for this vaccine, the time for scientists to test it in various age groups and pregnant women will be reduced, he explained.

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“It is a challenge to get a safety database to build confidence,” he said.

Finally Gates said he thought most people would accept it.

“If this is a great vaccine, including blocking its transmission, everyone will benefit from the fact that 70 to 80% of people will use the vaccine,” he said. “We should be able to get herd immunity if you go up to that level, so it really can – really exponentially – reduce numbers.”

However, he cautioned that the whole world needs to reach that level before people can go back on holiday abroad and safely welcome international students and sporting events.

New normal?

Asked whether people would accept the virus as a way of life – as it had received mass shootings – Gates said he hoped not.

“This is very severe. I hope the media continues to remind people about the tragedy represented here,” he said, stressing the injustice of the disease to the elderly, minorities and health care workers.

“Right now if you are in a nursing home, because they are very worried, you are actually living almost in a prison-like condition,” he said.

He said parents were right to worry about getting this and maybe dying.

“This is more than the children who died in Vietnam and that is a great national tragedy,” he said. “We are not ignoring that … this is bigger than that.”

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Members of the Airborne Operational Battalion of the Parachute Regiment of the Portuguese Army during the annual Falcon Jump exercise on September 17, 2022 over the Ede launch zone, 18 km west of Arnhem, in the province of Gelderland, the Netherlands. A Portuguese skydiver is equipped with a SPEKON RS 2000 parachute from the German manufacturer SPEKON Sächsische Spezialkonfekion GmbH. Above him are US paratroopers with T-11 parachutes.

Photo by M. Bienik | 6 barrels per day

The annual Falcon Leap 2022 exercise, based in Eindhoven, in the south of the Netherlands, took place from 5 to 16 September 2022 in the Netherlands and Belgium. During the first week, the exercise focused on cargo drop operations, and the second week focused on drop operations. It was attended by more than 1 thousand soldiers representing 13 countries, including Portugal, with the participation of the Operational Detachment of 22 soldiers from the Airborne Operational Battalion of the Parachute Regiment of the Ground Forces.

The exercise officially ended on September 17, 2022, commemorating the 78th anniversary of Operation Market Garden, which began on the same day in 1944, during World War II, as part of the largest airborne operation in which more than 40,000 troops serving in the 1st Airborne Division of Great Britain, the 1st Independent Parachute Brigade of Poland, the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions of the United States of America. These commemorations were marked by the launch of paratroopers over the original drop zones of the Operation.

The photo was taken by the Polish soldier M. Benek, seconded to the 6th Airborne Brigade (BPD) – Brigadier General Stanisław Sosabowski, a unit that is the result of the historical legacy of the 1st Separate Polish Airborne Brigade, which jumped during the operation ” Bazaar Garden “, in 1944 under the command of General. Stanislav Sosabovsky – whose name is a suffix (as patron) of the current unit.

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Luana Piovani goes to Portugal’s Golden Globes with her boyfriend



Luana Piovani goes to Portugal's Golden Globes with her boyfriend

Luana Piovani

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This Sunday, the 2nd, actress Luana Piovani went to the Portuguese Golden Globes along with her boyfriend Lucas Bittencourt. In her Instagram, the actress praised the outfits they were wearing.

Ready for the Golden Globes. Great guy. We are very, very luxurious, my love,” said Luana. While Lucas was wearing a black suit, she was wearing a short white lace dress with green accents at the waist.

Luana Piovani at the Golden Globes.  -

Luana Piovani at the Golden Globes. –

Photo: Instagram/@luanapiovani/Famous and Celebrities

“Long live the Golden Globes and long live you, my love, who accompanied me and constantly gave me a hand, because I have very high heels and I have a problem knee,” the actress shared.

Luana Piovani revealed the reason for the breakup with Pedro Scooby

Actress Luana Piovani finally revealed the real reason behind his breakup with surfer and former BBB Pedro Scooby. In the documentary “A Vida é Irada, Vamos Curtir”, the actress recalled the tense moment they went through due to the inattention of the athlete, which eventually became the trigger for the divorce.

While they are traveling with their family, Pedro forgot to extend their stay, leaving Luana with nowhere to go with her children and several problems to deal with. “I had to leave before 13:00 the next day because the property was already rented out. With three children and twelve suitcases, Luna remembered. “When I hung up, I took the ring off my finger, put it on the table and said, ‘My marriage just ended.’ indicated.

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Portugal loses to meet Slovenia in the 1/8 finals of the Table Tennis World Cup – Observer



Portugal loses to meet Slovenia in the 1/8 finals of the Table Tennis World Cup - Observer

The Portugal men’s table tennis team lost 3-1 to Denmark on Tuesday, but have already secured their place in the 1/8 finals of the World Team Championship, in which they will play with Slovenia.

Portugal, ranked ninth in the world rankings, proved itself in the previous two rounds against Slovakia with a score of 3:1 and against Brazil with a score of 3:2, thus guaranteeing not only access to the playoffs of the World Cup, which occupies a place in Chengdu, China, but also a victory in Group 6.

Without Marcos Freitas, the Portuguese player best positioned in the world hierarchy in which he is ranked 33rd, the national team won one game, Joao Heraldo, world number 49, over Anders Lind, 156th in the rankings, at 3- 1, with ends 11-9, 11-9, 8-11 and 11-5.

Diogo Chen (692nd), who replaced Marcos Freitas, lost the first two games he played in the tournament to Thor Christensen (891st) 3-0 (6-11, 9-11 and 8-11) and Anders Lind . , with a score of 3-1 (8-11, 11-6, 5-11 and 14-16), while João Monteiro (83rd) was surprised by Tobias Rasmussen (363rd) with a score of 3-0, with ends 12-14, 9-11 and 8-11.


The Portuguese team could not get even with an exception introduced by Denmark in the round of 16 of the 2021 European Championship.which suffered its first setback in the competition and did not even shake the first place in the group, as it had the advantage of head-to-head with Brazil and Slovakia, who faced each other on Tuesday, with the South Americans winning 3-0.

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Portugal finished level with Brazil, while Slovakia was third and Denmark fourth, and will face Slovenia, the 14th team in the world, with Darko Jocic standing out as eighth in the individual pecking order and second in Europe.

The Slovenian national team, which beat Thailand (3:0), Puerto Rico (3:1) and the USA (3:0) in Chengdu and lost only to the hosts and the very favorite China (3:0), beat Portugal in the final of the Mediterranean Games 2022 year in Oran (Algeria).

Women’s representation, which reached the 1/8 finals of the World Cup for the first timewill play against Luxembourg, the 25th team in the world rankings.

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