The corona virus has caught institutions and people around the world completely off guard from it’s attack. But for years, Bill Gates has been warning about the risk of this type of pandemic.
In a 2015 TED talk, Bill Gates stated that the world was “not ready for the next epidemic” And in a 2018 he stated that a pandemic could happen within the next decade.
He Stated The Following:
“You can have a virus where people feel well enough while they’re infectious that they get on a plane or they go to a market…”
“The idea is to take a new way of building vaccines that could let us develop, in less than a year, a novel vaccine…”
“The impact of a huge epidemic, like a flu epidemic, would be phenomenal because all the supply chains would break down.”
“There’s no need to panic. We don’t need to afford cans of spaghetti or go down to the basement. But we need to get going. Because time is not on our side…”
“The world needs to prepare for pandemics in the same serious way it prepares for war.”