Business Bill Gates: ‘I wish I could say that we’re halfway through’ coronavirus pandemic Updated : April 27, 2020 12:49 PM IST Gates has also made it clear that he sees the pandemic as a “nightmare” and an era-defining event whose effects will linger for years. Gates laid out what he believes the US government needs to do to step up testing measures in his blog post on Thursday. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.