3 COVID-19 breakthroughs Bill Gates says 'will make 2021 better than 2020'
Thursday, 24 December, 2020, 23:30
A pessimist would say next year will be better than this year because it can't get much worse, with more than 1.6 million people dead from COVID-19, millions out of work and school, devastating wildfires, and political unrest.
But billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, a perpetual optimist, says next year will be better than this year because 2020 has bred some astounding scientific breakthroughs.
"When I think back on the pace of scientific advances in 2020, I am stunned," the Microsoft founder wrote in his latest blog post, published Tuesday. The annual post reflects on the unprecedented challenges of the past twelve months, and offers insight into what lies ahead.
Here's some of what else Gates said will set us up for more success come 2021.
Because two vaccines work, more are likely to work as well
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