Bill Gates recommended the book “The Great Influenza” as part of his summer reading list. The book chronicles the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic that resulted in 50 million deaths worldwide.
Gates said he re-read the book for advice on handling the current pandemic, and came away with four key recommendations.
He said that leadership matters, sugarcoating bad news won’t help anyone, and philanthropic efforts are more important now than ever before.
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Bill Gates just released his annual summer reading picks, and this year his list included a pandemic-related book that the Microsoft founder said could offer advice for how to confront the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2004 book, “The Great Influenza” by John M. Barry, is an account of the 1918 Spanish flu