Bill Gates says most Covid-19 tests are a 'complete waste', asks for improvement

Bill Gates says most Covid-19 tests are a 'complete waste', asks for improvement

- Bill Gates has said that most of the Covid-19 tests are a 'complete waste' because of delayed results

- The tech giant said that if results came back sooner, infections of other people could be managed

- A senior US health official, Brett Giroir, agreed with him as he said testing needs to be improved on

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The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, has condemned coronavirus tests, saying that most of the tests are a 'complete waste' as they take too long for the results to get back.

In an interview, he said that people really need to get their results faster so that they can alter their behaviour and not infect other people, CNN reports.

"The simplest thing, which has to do with such insanity, is you should not reimbu rse somebody for getting a test that it takes more than 48 hours to get the result back.

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A collage showing Gates and a pictorial depiction of the virus. Photos sources: Techcrunch/New Scientist

Bill Gates condemned coronavirus tests as it takes too long for results to get back. Photo Credit: Techcrunch/New Scientist
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Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary for health at the American department of health and human services, was in agreement with Gates about the need to improve testing.

He said that half of the testing in the US has an average result waiting time of 4.27 days, adding that needs to change.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Gates rubbished theories claiming he created COVID-19 to profiteer from the pandemic.

But, the tech mogul distanced himself from the allegations, noting that he wants to bring an end to the virus.

He added that his foundation had donated more money to buy vaccines to save lives than any other group.

"It is a bad combination of pandemic and social media and people looking for a very simple explanation. We need to get the truth out here. I hope it will die down as people get the facts," he argued.

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In other news, a lady who goes by the name Agatha on Twitter has come online to say she needs a job, asking people to connect her.

She said that she bagged a first-class degree in international relations. Aside from her top academic honour, she added that she can speak French fluently.

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