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Leaders can help by not stoking rumors, says Bill Gates

April 6. Not having a consistent nationwide approach to staying at home and shutting down is a recipe for disaster, says Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Despite urging from public health experts, some states and counties haven’t shut down completely. In some states, beaches are still open; in others, restaurants still serve sit-down meals.

Long before the drug hydroxychloroquine was approved as an emergency treatment for covid-19, people started hoarding it, making it hard to find for lupus patients who need it to survive. Leaders can help by not stoking rumors or panic buying, Gates says in a Washington Post op-ed.