Bill Gates predicts a new pandemic: "It will be terrible, but we can still avoid it"

the Microsoft founder has elaborated and announced his new prophecy, which focuses on what the next health emergency will look like

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Bill Gates predicts a new pandemic: "It will be terrible, but we can still avoid it"

Already in 2015 Bill Gates had predicted the global pandemic, an event which then came true with the spread of Covid-19. At the time, he said: "If something is going to kill 10 million people in the next few decades, it's more likely to be a highly contagious virus instead of a war.

Not missiles but microbes, were his words during a five-year lecture. before the Covid-Sars 19 virus spread." Now, on the New York Times he said: "After Covid, an even worse pandemic will come, but there is still time to avoid it.

Imagine there is a small fire in your kitchen. The fire alarm goes off, warning all the neighbors of the danger. Someone calls 911. Try to put out the fire yourself, perhaps with a fire extinguisher under the sink. If that doesn't work, you know how to evacuate the premises safely.

When you get outside, a fire engine is already on its way. Firefighters use the hose in front of your house to put out the flames before your neighbors' houses catch fire. We must prepare to fight epidemics just like we do with fires: if a fire is left to rage out of control, it poses a threat not only to a home, but for an entire community.

The same goes for infectious diseases, but on a much larger scale. As Covid teaches us, an epidemic in one city can quickly spread throughout an entire country and then throughout the world. But it is not too late to prevent history from repeating itself.

We need a well-funded system that's ready to kick in as soon as danger emerges and that shouldn't depend on volunteers. We need a body of professionals in every country to control outbreaks wherever they occur." Gates argues that no nation would be able to stop such an emergency on its own: "What if the next potentially pandemic pathogen spreads through the air or the water we drink? Or if it's se*ually transmitted like HIV What if it's the result of bioterrorism?"

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