A few years ago, Bill Gates, creator of Microsoft, had predicted the biological dangers that humanity would have to face, referring to a pandemic. And he did hit it.
Since 2020, the world has had to face the covid-19, a health emergency that has claimed just over 5 million victims.
Two years after the declaration of covid-19 as pandemic, Much more is known about the virus, and medical and scientific authorities have found ways to counteract its deadliest effects.
Now, the tycoon has spoken again and has announced that an upcoming threat could endanger the existence of the human race.
Given this, Gates called for the governments of the world to invest in security against possible biological attacks perpetrated by terrorists.
To do this, he called for the creation of a working group to control pandemics led by the WHO. This, according to specialized media, would have a value close to 1,000 million dollars.
“What if a bioterrorist brought smallpox to 10 airports? Do you know how the world would respond to that? There are naturally caused epidemics and there are epidemics caused by bioterrorism that could even be much worse than what we currently experience”, announced the tycoon in conversation with Policy Exchange.
Gates insisted on a joint work for mass disease prevention, emphasizing that this could drive scientific findings for disease eradication.
“The good thing is that a lot of the research and development that we need to do to be prepared for the next pandemic is things like making vaccines cheap, having big factories, eradicating the flu, getting rid of the common cold, making vaccines just a little patch… stuff that will be incredibly beneficial even in years when we don’t have pandemics”, he added.
It is worth saying that the technological advances They have allowed the treatment of viruses and pathologies to be easier.
The tycoon ended by saying that the bioterrorism and the control of new pandemics it will be a topic that he will be promoting during his talks with world leaders and at conferences around the world as an issue of paramount importance to the security of humanity.
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