Shark Week Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates wants to remind the world that a very small creature is much deadlier than even the biggest shark. Gates declared this week “Mosquito Week” on his GatesNotes blog on Monday, highlighting a number of mosquito-related videos and articles. Every night, the tiny biting insects infect millions of people with malaria, a disease that kills a child every other minute, Gates wrote.on the Discovery Channel, but
“Mosquitoes don’t practice social distancing. They don’t wear masks, either,” Gates wrote. “As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, it’s important to remember that the world’s deadliest animal hasn’t taken a break during this pandemic.”
Most malaria deaths occur in the world’s poorest countries, Gates says in a new video. The billionairebut notes that the pandemic could severely disrupt malaria prevention and treatment, meaning deaths could skyrocket to levels not seen in decades.
Malaria has long been a top priority of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has a multi-year strategy aimed at eradicating the deadly disease.
Gates’ Mosquito Week may not feature Shark Week-style headline-making events such as cloud of mosquitoes taking the form of the Grim Reaper — and numerous articles detailing the challenges and triumphs of the malaria fight., but it does include videos — including a haunting one featuring a